What causes Pterygia and Pingueculae to develop?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image76
    Jangaplanetposted 5 years ago

    What causes Pterygia and Pingueculae to develop?

  2. Docmo profile image93
    Docmoposted 5 years ago

    Pterygium and Pinguecula are both caused by damage to the conjunctiva (a transparent, thin membrane that covers the white of our eye. There is a tendency to mistake one condition for the other. read more

  3. harmony155 profile image70
    harmony155posted 5 years ago

    UV light exposure puts you at risk for developing pterygiums and pingueculums. They most commonly present in individuals that grew up in the south and/ or spend a lot of time outdoors. Driving in the car without sunglasses also puts you at risk.

 
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