Pingueculum surgery performed at Freedom Eye Laser is considered the gold standard technique.
The procedure is performed under an anaesthetic block and takes 30 minutes. The Pinguecula is carefully dissected off the sclera (the white wall of the eye). A free graft of the thin conjunctival membrane from the surface of the white of the eye, hidden underneath the upper lid, is size matched and rotated into the space created on the scleral surface and sutured in with the smallest, dissolvable, sutures used in human surgery. The eye is patched overnight.
The use of the anaesthetic block eliminates a large proportion of the discomfort typically associated with Pinguecula surgery. Vision recovery is the next day. Placing a patch graft almost eliminates the risk of recurrence and, once the eye has settled, provides an optimal cosmetic outcome.