Pinguecula and pterygium are benign conjunctival growths that can result in chronic actinic irritation. Both occur in the immediate vicinity of the cornea at the 3 o’clock position, the 9 o’clock position, or both.

A pinguecula is a yellowish-white elevation on the bulbar conjunctiva. It borders on the cornea, but does not tend to spread to the cornea. However, it can cause irritation or interfere cosmetically and can be removed easily, although it is rarely necessary.

Pinguecula and pterygium are benign conjunctival growths that can result in chronic actinic irritation. Both occur in the immediate vicinity of the cornea at the 3 o’clock position, the 9 o’clock position, or both. A pinguecula is a yellowish-white elevation on the bulbar conjunctiva. It borders on the cornea, but does not tend to spread to the cornea. However, it can cause irritation or interfere cosmetically and can be removed easily, although it is rarely necessary. A pterygium is a fleshy triangular growth of the bulbar conjunctiva. (Note to the German region: In German, the pterygium is also known as pterygium) It can also spread to the cornea and forgave her, induce astigmatism and change the refraction of the eye. Symptoms include a reduction of visual acuity and a foreign body sensation. A pterygium is more common in hot, dry climates. To reduce symptoms that were caused by a pterygium, ointments artificial tears or a short course of Kortikosteroidtropfen or. For cosmetic reasons, but also to reduce the irritation and improve visual acuity or obtain its removal is indicated. Pterygium Paul Whitten / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/c0271497-pterygium-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/c0271497-pterygium-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0’, title: ‘pterygium’ description: ‘ u003Ca id = “v37894206 “class = ” anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “” para “” u003e u003cp u003eEin pterygium is a benign conjunctival lesion (in this case a triangular whitish overgrowth) on the sclera

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