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I have a yellowish looking dot or growth next to my pupil on the white part of my eyes
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Eye Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago
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can you upload a clear photo of the yellowish looking dot?

are you having problems blinking your eyelid?

any visual changes?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi,
I am not having any issues with my eyes. I have had these spots (on both eyes) for several years. They do not appear to be changing in size. I am concerned at some point it could affect my vision, and admittedly I don't like the way they look.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Here is another photo.
Eye Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

this is a pinguecula which is a yellowish, slightly raised thickening of the conjunctiva on the white part of the eye (sclera), close to the edge of the cornea

this is a common, non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva

you don't have to have it removed

if it bothers your eye, you can have it removed by surgery.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
how did I get it and it will not grow bigger?
Eye Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

pinguecula forms when the tissue in your conjunctiva changes and creates a small bump

some of these bumps contain protein, fat, and calcium, while others contain protein and either fat or calcium

the reason for this change isn't fully understood, but it's been linked to frequent exposure to sunlight, dust, or wind irritation of the eye

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