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PterygiumA pterygium is a raised benign wedge-shaped growth of the conjunctiva.

A pinguecula is a yellow-brown elevation of the conjunctiva.

Neither are painful, but at times you may feel some irritation, experience redness, or have some tearing. Typically both types form on people who spend a lot of time in the sunlight and work outdoors.

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In some cases, they may grow affecting the cornea. If this occurs and vision is affected, surgical treatment is available.