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I have a growth in my sclera!
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I have a growth in my sclera!
Please help me I have a growth in my sclera that I am worried about. It does not affect my vision but after spending a long time on the computer it becomes red and it itches a lot. Can I have this growth removed, does it have a name, is it a disease. Will it not cause me to have vision problems this growth has been there for the past two years.
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Most lilkely it is a pinguecula.  They are usually caused from dry eyes and irritation and will become red and more irritated when the eye gets dry.  When sitting and looking at the computer you tend to not blink as often as normal because you are reading.  Put some artificial tears in before starting and about every 15 to 20 minutes while on the computer.  If this does not help you need to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
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pingueculae are usually caused by long term uv exposure.

if it is a pinguecula as the other person suggested...then YES it can be surgically removed.

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