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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9

Pinguecula


1 Department of Ophthalmology, El Bosque University, Bogotá, Colombia
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Clínica Oftalmológica De La Selva, Tarapoto, Perú

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Dr. Eduardo Arenas
Carrera 21 No. 100-20 Piso 7, Bogotá
Colombia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2219-4665.267880

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Pinguecula is a common disease in tropical countries however there are not so many published articles regarding its aetiology, signs , symptoms and management . It seems that Ultraviolet rays play an important role and it is one of the reasons that explain the prevalence in zones near the equator. Pingüeculas behave different in the nasal than in the temporal side playing an important role in the development of pterygium which explains the high incidence of its nasal location. Regarding treatment and management , there are different approaches that will discussed in this mayor review.


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