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Can allergies cause pinguecula?

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  • Alexia


    Yes, allergies and cause pinguecula around the corner of your eyes. Pinguecula is a common type of conjunctival degeneration in the eye and can be caused by eye allergies. You can feel dry and itchy about your eyes. What's more, some people with menopause, nausea, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure can easily get pinguecula.
  • Jacqueline


    Well, yes, it can be caused by allergies. So you need to pay more attention to some allergies resources. For example, you should avoid touching your eyes with dirty hands. Also, just stay away from dirty objects. And when it occurs, it will react on the lining covering the white part of the eye. And elevated spots may be white or yellow will appear near the eye corners. For the treatments, you can just try some lubricating eye drops, which can be effective. Also, just have a good rest of your eyes can be essential too. Anyway, you can just have a try.
  • crazy_durr


    It is possible to have pinguecula from allergies. Pinguecula is the collagen fiber degeneration. The pinguecula is the white-yellowish deposit of this fiber on sclera. In most cases it appears in the corner near to nose. The most common causes of pinguecula is the exposure to sunrays or winds. Long-time exposure to UV rays would make it a higher risk to develop pinguecula. UV rays exposure also makes the bump grow. Meanwhile allergies can also cause pinguecula fomation, because anything causes irritations to eyes would cause a pinguecula to grow, including allergic to pollen, bacterial or viral infections. The yellowish bump is very annoying, but no other severe impacts to vision. But we know that the yellowish bump on the sclera makes people look old, so most people want to prevent it. I think it is better to wear a pair of sunglasses to protect eyes from damages from sunrays and winds. Take a healthy diet rich in nutrition which are good for eyes, for example vitamins, omega-3 fatty and so on.