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Is it dangerous to leave a pinguecula untreated? I'm overseas without access to an ophthalmologist.
A pinguecula is a typically harmless growth on the white of the eye associated with UV light damage. It usually has a yellowish appearance and can be slightly elevated from the surface of the eye. No treatment is necessary as long as it does not get red and irritated. In this case, you should visit an ophthalmologist to determine whether you need anti-inflammatory drops or surgical removal.
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