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i have a small whitish pimple like growth in the reddish part

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i have a small whitish pimple like growth in the reddish part of my eye on both my eyes closest to my nose near the sockets. They are not painful at all though
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.

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A whitish pimple like lesion can be seen at the junction of the white of the eye and the black part of the eye and is called a pinguecula. A pinguecula is a kind of conjunctival degeneration( conjunctiva is the white part of the eye) and is a harmless condition. In the absence of pain or redness it does not require any treatment but for lubricating eye drops for soothening effect.

As you have mentioned reddish part of the eye, I got a bit confused, but I guess you meant the junction of the white and the black part of the eye, on the side closer to the nose. You can follow this link just to get a fair idea as to how a pinguecula looks like and check out if your eye shows a similar lesion.

If the pimple like lesion is seen in the innermost corner of the eye where there is reddish corner then it is likely to be the caruncle( normal anatomy). Sometimes the caruncle can get inflammed( but is painful) or even be slightly be larger normallyor develpo an abscess again a painful lesion or develop a lipoma rarely. I believe you can observe it as of now for any change in its size/color/occurance of pain, any of which if present requires a detailed eye check up.

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