Eye
Conjunctiva
Pinguecula

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D.

Revised: 28 November 2017, last major update February 2013

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PubMed Search: Pinguecula [title]

Cite this page: Jain, D. Pinguecula. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyepinguecula.html. Accessed December 17th, 2017.
Definition / general
Treatment
  • Excision for cosmetic reasons or to remove mild irritation; otherwise no treatment
Gross description
  • Elevated yellow lesion (due to solar elastosis) in bulbar conjunctiva in interpalpebral region near nasal limbus; conjunctiva is atrophic or thickened
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Band of subepithelial actinic elastosis with variable hyalinization and calcification
  • May have acanthosis or dyskeratosis resembling carcinoma
  • May have foreign body giant cell reaction around elastotic material (actinic granuloma)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Lamina propria shows
basophilic elastosis
and hyalinization