Skip to main content
Home » Treatment of Eye Disease » Eye Diseases » Pinguecula and Pterygium

Pinguecula and Pterygium

A pinguecula consists of an abnormal degeneration of the collagen fibers in the conjunctival stroma.

  • They present in a variety of forms
  • Characterized by a nodular shape
  • May enlarge slowly over time
  • Most lesions are benign and do not require treatment
  • Normal pinguecula can become inflamed

 

A pterygium is a fibrovascular degeneration of the conjunctiva.

  • Characterized by wedge shape
  • Chronic ocular discomfort is possible
  • Associated with dry eye syndrome
  • Associated with ultraviolet light exposure
x

In accordance to the City of Dallas & CDC social distancing restrictions, we are open by appointment only, with limited staff. Our call volume is extremely high and creating difficulty reaching us. The most efficient way to reach us is by emailing us at lbjfreeway@myeyedr.com. We apologize for the inconvenience but please know we take the needs of our patients seriously, and are working diligently to respond to each inquiry.