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The whites of my eyes have patches of yellowing that is slightly

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The whites of my eyes have patches of yellowing that is slightly raised. It's not causing any soreness or problems. Just abit unsightly. I'm nearly 40 and wonder if it just an ageing thing.
I had laser surgery about 6 years ago and everything with that was fine.
thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
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The yellow raised patches on the white part of the eye are likely to be Pinguecula. This is a kind of conjunctival degeneration. It is a benign condition and does not cause any problem to the eye. It does require any treatment and is very likely to be the same. Rarely it can get inflammed and require eye drops. It is however not related to disturbed sleep or any other health issue. There is nothing to worry aboit a Pinguecula.
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Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 2 years ago.
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