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yes I was recently diagnosed with two pinguecula in both eyes
I'm 26 and recently got back from serving in the Peace Corps
I lived in the Dominican Republic and spent a lot of time outdoors without proper eye protection
I'm really, very concerned, as my doctor didn't really have much info to give me about this condition, nor do many websites have much info.
my question would be is this pinguecula always going to be red like it is now?
and why has it never been an issue in the past?
and Is this common for someone my age?
well both mine became very inflamed upon my arrival to new mexico, is this due to the shift in weather? and now that I have them do I have to be careful when say exercising in the outdoors?
Or when I practice 'sauna' yoga and there's a shift in the air moisture similar to the shift I experienced coming back from my service?
and why has no one ever heard of them?
sorry, I know I'm being dramatic haha, but the name and my research on the internet freaked me out a little. as well as no one having heard of them. I was concerned as, being very young, these would cause significant eye redness and effect things like, school and job interviews, dates, etc..
and the internet is full of other people freaking out and considering surgery
but since you're saying they're usually innocuous and so common, really I don't have to worry a whole lot…. even from a cosmetic standpoint?
as in…. it's not going to grow and become like one of those scary pictures a google search always turns up?
well, I guess not. The final one would be, why are so many people so unaware of these? do doctors usually just not even say anything about them, being that thye
re so innocuous?
okay. thank you
I appreciate it