It is a raised yellowish white mass within the bulbar conjunctiva, adjacent to the cornea. It does not tend to grow onto the cornea. However, it may cause cosmetic blemish or irritation if elevated due to inflammation necessary, can easily be removed and will not recur. It is an area of bulbar conjunctival thickening adjoining limbus in the palpebral fissure area . Pinguecula are less transparent than normal conjunctiva and often have a fatty appearance.
They are usually bilateral, triangular, elevated, white to yellow in colour, horizontally oriented.
Pinguecula are usually asymptomatic.
Pinguecula are more likely in males, welders and older individuals living in warmer climates. Pinguecula are more common than pterygium.
Argentum nitricum- it is an effective remedy for this condition
Natrum muriaticum- acts as a constitutional remedy in this kind of cases
Zincum metallicum- Pterygium; smarting, lachrymation, itching. tching and soreness of lids and inner angles. Blurring of one-half of vision;
MERCSOL- Phlyctenul; deep ulcers on corneaExcessive photophobia and acrid lachrymation. Iritis, ordinary or syphilitic, Retinitis albuminuric, ophthalmia neonatorum. Lids śdematous, red, excoriated. Severe burning. Soreness of the eyes.
CANNABIS SAT- patient feels deeply approaching blindness. Misty sight. Pressure from back of eyes, forward. Opacity of cornea.