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  • n. A yellow-white deposit on the conjunctiva of the eye, adjacent to the limbus, caused by exposure to ultraviolet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Pinguicula, 1.

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  • n. a slightly elevated elastic tissue deposit in the conjunctiva that may extend to the cornea but does not cover it

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  • These yellow bumps, called pinguecula, often lead to eye irritation and dryness and may eventually disrupt vision.

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  • Yes, besides eye cataracts, pterygium and pinguecula caused by the light of fluorescent bulbs.

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  • Before a pterygium, Vega probably had a pinguecula, or an “unsightly thickening” of the membrane that often affects outdoor workers, such as farmers and lifeguards, Duffner says.

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  • Before a pterygium, Vega probably had a pinguecula, or an "unsightly thickening" of the membrane that often affects outdoor workers, such as farmers and lifeguards, Duffner says.

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  • WILLIAM A. BOOTHE - LASIK DALLAS pinguecula - A yellowish spot seen on the white of the eye at the junction of the clear cornea and white sclera of the eye.

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  • : pinguecula - A yellowish spot seen on the white of the eye at the junction of the clear cornea and white sclera of the eye.

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