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Pinguecula

A pinguecula is a common type of conjunctival degeneration in the eye.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with pinguecula, 65% report having symptoms of eye, 46% report having lacrimation, and 30% report having double vision. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of pinguecula are symptoms of eye, lacrimation, double vision, spots or clouds in vision, apnea, and itching of scrotum, although you may still have pinguecula without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pinguecula often receive ophthalmic examination and evaluation, diagnostic procedures on eye, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen, removal of ectopic pregnancy, tracheostomy; temporary and permanent, diagnostic endocrine procedures and ct scan chest .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pinguecula include omega-3 fatty acids, loteprednol-tobramycin ophthalmic, fluorometholone ophthalmic, azithromycin ophthalmic, irinotecan, ocular lubricant, loteprednol ophthalmic, amlodipine / olmesartan, timolol, glyburide / metformin, atropine (uaa), brimonidine ophthalmic and tropicamide ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pinguecula include age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years and age 1-4 years almost never get pinguecula.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
2.7x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
0.8x
Other
1.5x
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