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I have a pinguecula that developed a couple months ago. I

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Hello, I have a pinguecula...
Hello, I have a pinguecula that developed a couple months ago. I have tried steroid drops and non steroid drops and the redness and irritation keeps coming back. My optometrist recommends getting it removed but I am too scared. Do you have any other ideas on how to get rid of the redness and irritation so I do not have to get it removed? Thank you.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: I have had symptoms for like 3 months. When I used the steroid drops it felt a lot better but once I stopped, it got bad again in a week. And I know I can't use steroids all the time as it is not good for me
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: The lubricating eye drops help as well, for about an hour and then it turns red again
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Eye Doctor: Medicaldoctor, Doctor replied 24 days ago
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Hello and welcome to justanswer,I shall be consulting you today.

To help protect your eyes from pingueculae, shield your eyes from the sun with sunglasses, whenever you are outdoors in daylight (even on overcast days because the sun's UV rays penetrate clouds). Consider purchasing photochromic lenses, which provide 100 percent UV protection.

Continue using lubricating eye drops daily.

Use steroids drops for 2 more weeks.

If this still does not get better and symptoms occur again then you might need to have it removed.Don't be scared as this is a very minor surgery and has no side effects.

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