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I have had a thick gel-like spot eminating from the inside

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I have had a thick gel-like spot eminating from the inside corner of my left eye for the past 6-8 months. It seems to be getting larger now.__I had eye muscle surgery on this eye at age 6 months. Have amblyopia and latent nystagmus since childhood.__No eye issues since.__I wear glasses.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. A.S. Desai :

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

Hello

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Does it appear like a cyst like swelling in the inner corner of your left eye?

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

It looks almost like a clear blister on the white area.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Ok. Is it on the white of the eye, between the colored part and its junction with the white of the eye? Is there any associated pain or redness?

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

Yes. No redness or pain.

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

The spot grew out from the corner and is larger.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It is likely to be a pinguecula which is a type of conjunctival degeneration.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It is a harmless condition, unlikely to cause any further eye problem but for occasional inflammed pinguecula.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

A typical pinguecula looks like this- follow this link to view a picture of a pinguecula

Dr. A.S. Desai :

http://www.dcareaeyecare.com/articles/35w_Pinguecula.jpg

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

I have had a mild pinguecula, which was yellowish on the white area. It appeared to be more of a adhesion looking spot. This appears like a circular glob, but more clear than yellow. My wife researched a few months ago and said it was caused by allergies and would go away. It hasn't yet.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

http://www.dcareaeyecare.com/articles/35w_Pinguecula.jpg

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

I will check the site you referenced.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

ok

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

It's not this type of spot. If i look away from my nose the spot is very pronounced and noticeable.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

A painless circular glob in that area of the eye is most likely to be a pinguecula or even an early pterygium( also a type of conjunctival degeneration). Any other cause of similar lesion is painful like a nodular episcleritis or scleritis, foreign body granuloma.

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

I undertand that type of condition only requires treatment if it nears the colored area. Correct?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Yes , a pterygium is treated only if it encroaches the colored area ( cornea).

JACUSTOMER-c5g36k65- :

Thank you for your time.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Since the cause of a pterygium is exposure to UV radiation ( sunlight) , usually photochromatic glasses are used for prevention.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You are welcome.

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