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I have a yellowish looking dot or growth next to my pupil on

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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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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. Davidcan you upload a clear photo of the yellowish looking dot?are you having problems blinking your eyelid?any visual changes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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: replied 1 year ago.
Here is another photo.
Expert:  Dr. David 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 corneathis is a common, non-cancerous growth of the conjunctivayou don't have to have it removedif it bothers your eye, you can have it removed by surgery.let me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me: for using
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how did I get it and it will not grow bigger?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
pinguecula forms when the tissue in your conjunctiva changes and creates a small bumpsome of these bumps contain protein, fat, and calcium, while others contain protein and either fat or calciumthe 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