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    Bump on eyeball?
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    Anon_82289 posted:
    So, it started with generic bloodshot type eyes. Red veins in the eye kind of thing. I get them all the time, so didn't think much about it.

    But this blotch of red veins haven't gone away for several days, now, and what looks like a physical bump/abscess has begun to form on the eyeball itself. A tiny little bump, not reddened or bloody. It doesn't even hurt, though it itches a little when I move my eye around.

    Should I be concerned about this?
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Hard to know without more info and seeing it but this sounds like a pinguecula, typically a slightly raised, slight irritated area usually adjacent to the 3 or 9 o'clock border of the cornea. This is a fairly common occurrence and is thought to be a fueled by sunlight exposure in succeptible people. It is irritating but harmless. Nonetheless, an exam by an ophthalmologist is required because rarely, a tumor of the surface of the eye can have a very similar appearance.

    Please see:
    https://secure.aao.org/pdf/057168_pingpter_sample.pdf


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