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pinguecula

 [ping-gwek´u-lah] (pl. pingue´culae) (L.)
a small, benign, yellowish spot on the bulbar conjunctiva, seen usually in the elderly.

pin·guec·u·la

, pinguicula (ping-gwek'yū-lă),
A yellowish accumulation of connective tissue that thickens the conjunctiva; occurs in the aged.
[L. pinguiculus, fattish, fr. pinguis, fat]

pinguecula

Geriatrics Yellow nodules at the nasal side of cornea and conjunctivae, of little clinical significance unless they grow over the cornea and affect the vision

pin·guec·u·la

, pinguicula, pl. pingueculae, pinguiculae (ping-gwek'yū-lă, -gwikyū-lă, -gwek'yū-lē, -gwik)
A yellowish accumulation of protein on the conjunctiva.
[L. pinguiculus, fattish, fr. pinguis, fat]

pinguecula

A small, flat, yellowish spot, sometimes raised and fatty-looking, on the CONJUNCTIVA over the exposed areas of the white of the eye. Pingueculas are almost universal in people living in tropical areas and, if large and protuberant, may lead to the development of PTERYGIUM.

pinguecula 

A benign degenerative tumour of the bulbar conjunctiva that appears as a slightly raised, yellowish-white, oval shaped thickening on either side of the cornea, but usually the nasal side. Histologically, it consists of a deposition of hyaline substance. It becomes more common in elderly people, especially those exposed to high levels of ultraviolet radiation, wind and dust. Although benign, surgical excision may be requested for cosmetic reasons (Fig. P10). See pterygium.
Fig. P10 Pingueculaenlarge picture
Fig. P10 Pinguecula
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Thirty-two consecutive patients who applied to these clinics between July 2017 and September 2017 and had symptomatic unilateral inflamed pinguecula were included.
There was no significant difference in age and gender between inflamed pinguecula and control groups (p = 0.862 and p = 0.794, respectively) (Table 1).
Prevalencia de pterigio, pinguecula e hiperplasia conjuntival entre trabajadores de una empresa cementera de Bogota.
Pterygium, Pinguecula, and 5-year incidence of cataract.
Palabras Claves: Pterigio, pinguecula, hiperplasia conjuntival, polvo de cemento, salud ocupacional
The second most common sun damage sequela seen in the eye is probably the formation of pinguecula. These are growths on the white part of the eye, medial and close to the cornea.
Los resultados hallados por Rojas (2003) en Bogota permitieron concluir que las patologias mas prevalentes se encuentran en los anexos oculares, especificamente en la conjuntiva, de tipo degenerativo con los diagnosticos de pinguecula y pterigion.
These tumors may present as localised slowly growing lesions that mimic benign conjunctival degenerations and sometimes coexist with pinguecula and pterygium.
Prevelans and Risk factors of pterygium and pinguecula: The Tehran Eye Study.
David Ruston, director of professional affairs at J&J, said: "With prolonged exposure to UV being linked to an increasing number of ocular conditions including cataract, pinguecula and even macula degeneration, eye care professionals need to be fully informed about the impact UV can have on eye health and what the options are to keep their patients' eyes healthy.
* Pinguecula. In adults it is very common to find fatty, calcified deposits at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions.