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From what you are saying it sounds like your daughter has an inflamed pinguecula.
Do you know if she was seen by and ophthalmologist or an optometrist when she was examined at her college?
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ok. I bet that is what it is.....I'd tell her not to use the steroids for more then 7 days. They should clear up the redness but can have serious side effects if used too much
Wearing sunglasses more is a good idea but not really necessary as "the horse is already out of the barn" so I wouldn't worry too much. This is also not a cancer.
No, they don't go away but are normally only noticeable when they get red and irritated.
It is nothing that requires an emergent flight home.
here is a link to info about pinguecula and it's more aggressive cousin, the pterygium:
I'd only use them for one week.....FML is one of the more mild steroid drops
she could also use tear replacement drops as often as needed to soothe her eyes
If you would like but I would expect you to get the same information. I really think she will be ok and that the diagnosis is probably correct.
yes. That is correct. pinguecula, especially in an otherwise young healthy woman such as your daughter, are not very noticeable except when -- as hers has now -- they become angry and red.
Would you say that your daughter has spent a lot of time outside in the sun over the last decade or or?
I have 3 daughters......been there and done that :o)
and 2 sons, who don't care what their eyes look like lol!
That will do it.....but, in the big picture? Nothing to really worry about.
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Sunglasses is the only thing that she needs to do differently......but don't get crazy over it. She's not a vampire so the sun won't really hurt her that much ;)
Does that make sense, all attempts at humor aside?
yes. You can right click, select all, copy. Then open a word processing program, right click, paste. Then you can save, email, print etc just like a normal document.
actually when I just tried I had to left click then highlight the text, then right click to copy......
Ya....macs are different but there must be a way to do it.
Here is the webpage again. She can also google "pinguecula"
Here is another good site (wikipedia):
My pleasure. I remember how difficult it was when my first daughter moved across the country for school......and that was before cell phones with included long distance lol!
Did she send you the link? I could hang on for a bit.....
ok be right back
hmmmmm. That only opens to the womans fitness main page for some reason and I can't find a link to the picturel
you might be able to copy it and then past it into the space where you type to me.
A pterygium grows across the clear part of the eye (cornea) and a pinguecula doesn't
They will get rid of the redness and irritation and make your daughter happier.......I really don't have a problem with her using them as long as she understands that their use is not to be taXXXXX XXXXXghtly and for every time her eyes feel a little tired, red etc.
And if she wears contacts she should not wear them while using the steroid drops.
My pleasure. Have a good evening.