Symptoms of pterygium and pinguecula
Pingueculae and pterygia share a few similarities, but there are also notable differences between these two conditions. Pingueculae and pterygia are both benign and grow near the cornea. They’re both linked to exposure to the sun, wind, and other harsh elements. However, pterygia don’t look like pingueculae. Pterygia have a flesh-colored appearance and are round, oval, or elongated. Pterygia are more likely to grow over the cornea than pingueculae. A pinguecula that grows onto the cornea is known as a pterygium. Symptoms may include burning, itching, a gritty feeling or a sensation of a foreign body in the eye, and/or blurred vision.