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What could this raised yellowish area on my eyeball be? It

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What could this raised yellowish area on my eyeball be? It came about yesterday and doesn't seem to be getting better.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.
I assume this is on the white of the eye ? But, where exactly is it ? Near the colored portion (iris and cornea) or near the skin on the outer edge ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it is on the white part and nearer the cornea than the outer edge.
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

you are probably seeing something referred to as a pingueculum. This is a growth due to sun exposure and may seem like it came overnight, but typically it is a slow growing lesion. It is benign and cosmetic only. Using lubricants can sometimes reduce the appearance of it, I wish you well, Dr. Stevens

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