Problems have included infection, inflammation, scar formation, chronically red and watery eyes. Removal surgery
is often necessary and they eye may remain red and irritated looking and permanently watery and inflamed.
COSMETIC EYE WHITENING: This does not refer to removal of sun damaged tissue that is growing over the cornea called pterygia (singular pterygium). It does refer to surgery to remove pinguecula, thick tenon fascia or fat from the eye surface just to improve cosmetic appearance.