- White or pink fibrovascular growth.
- Triangular patch of hypertrophied bulbar subconjunctival tissue, extending from the inner canthus to the border of the cornea or beyond, with apex pointing toward the pupil.
- Usually confined to the nasal aspect.
- Appears from age 20 and grows slowly.
- UV light, wind and dust may be involved in the causation.
- Excision if it encroaches on the visual axis.
- Protective glasses for outdoor work are advised.
- Artificial teardrops can provide symptom relief.
- Degenerative areas in the cornea.
- A yellowish patch is seen between four and eight o'clock that is in both nasal and temporal bulbar conjunctiva.
- May be related to sun and wind exposure.
- Can become inflamed or ulcerated.
- Does not grow, does not invade the cornea.
- If ulcerated, use antibiotics and lubrication drops.
Contributed by Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, a GP in Sutton, Surrey.