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A pinguecula is a yellowish patch or bump on the white of the eye.  It is not a tumour, but an alteration of normal tissue resulting in a deposit of protein and fat.  Unlike a pterygium, a pinguecula does not actually grow onto the cornea.  A pinguecula may also be a response to chronic eye irritation or sunlight.

No treatment is necessary unless it becomes inflamed.  A pingulecula does not grow onto the cornea or threaten sight.  If particularly annoying, a pinguecula may on rare occasions be surgically removed, but the post-operative scar may be as cosmetically objectionable as the pinguecula itself.