That is much better!
That is a pinguecula. It is very irritated and inflamed. It is not a cancer, a terrible infection or anything that will damage your vision.
This is a change in the skin around the eye (conjunctiva) from a lifetime's worth of exposure to sunlight. It is not a cancer. It also can become irritated and red at times.
Here is a link to a picture of a small pinguecula. You can find many other pictures by going to Google images:
This is link to a picture of a pterygium
. As you can see one of the major differences between a pterygium and a pinguecula
is that a pterygium grows across the clear part of your eye (cornea):
If you are bothered by your pinguecula it can be surgically removed fairly easily by your ophthalmologist
using local anesthesia. One word of caution however.....they have the nasty habit of growing back, sometimes with a vengeance.
It does not require any antibiotics or a trip to the eye doctor. What can you do at home? Cold compress and the frequent use of artificial tears will make most of the redness go away. It will, however, always be a little bit redder then the surrounding areas of your eye due to the increased number of blood vessels in the pinguecula.
Does this make sense to you?