• Treatment

    Usually no treatment is needed. Lubrication with artificial tears, and sometimes the temporary use of mild steroid eye drops can be helpful. Rarely, the growth may need to be removed if you have discomfort or for cosmetic reasons.

    Support Groups

    Expectations (prognosis)

    This condition is non-cancerous (benign) and the outlook is good.


    The pingeucula may grow over the cornea and impair vision.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if the size, shape, or color of a pinguecula changes.