What is Pinguecula (Farmers Eye)?

Pinguecula (Farmers Eye)

A pinguecula is a yellowish dot on the white part of your eye. Sometimes it can cause blurred vision, itching and stinging.

Symptoms are mild. Many cases do not requirement treatment, but Pinguecula can be easily treated if it interferes with your life. The condition mostly affects people over the age of 40.

Pingueculae occur because of overexposure to sunlight, dust or wind. Dry eye disease might also cause them to develop. They may get bigger over time and interfere with your vision slightly.

What are the symptoms of Pinguecula?

  • Yellow dot or bump on the white of your eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching or stinging sensation in your eye

What are the causes of Pinguecula?

  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Medical condition

What is pinguecula treatment?

  • Surgical removal with eye surgery
  • Contact lenses
  • Eye drops or eye ointment
  • Prescription medication