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I don't think I have a ptyergium, but I don't know what this

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I don't think I have a ptyergium, but I don't know what this could be. For about 5 or 6 years I have had this little blobule on the conjuctiva towards the inner corner of my right eye. It is absoutely clear like egg white. Most of the time it seems to be full of fluid in the morning and has always flattend out by the end of the day is not really visible at all. It can be pushed back and forth to some extent but is definitely attached. It is not a triangular shape that grows from the corner of the eye. I have not gone to an eye doctor for this as it usually is flattened out by noon. Sometimes if I have a lot salt the previous day it will really swell and feel pinched. I have had a severe cold recently plus plenty of allergies and the little blobule is remaining swollen through out the day.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.
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From the given description it looks like either it is a pinguecula( a kind of fatty degeneration of the conjunctiva) or a conjunctival cyst. Both the conditions do not require any specific treatment. Pinguecula can be left alone as it is a harmless condition. A conjunctival cyst is excised if is recurrent by a minor surgery. None of the eye medicines would have any kind of effect on these conditions . Only when the surrounding tissue is inflammed as is noticed by adjoining redness in the eye, anti-inflammatory eye drops are given such as fluoromethalone.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What cause a pinguecula? The pictures that I saw are not like mine in that the pictured ones are not a clear blob like egg white uncooked. Do they commonly expand and collapse?
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.
In that case it could be a conjunctival cyst as is seen in the picture above. This is clear like the one you described and can rupture and reform again. If it keeps bothering you , you can get it excised by an ophthalmologist.