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Pinguecula F031

Last amended 
26 October 2015

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Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
118 of 2015
Balance of Probabilities SOP
119 of 2015
Changes from previous instruments:

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 372.51
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: H11.1
Brief description

A pinguecula is a common type of conjunctival degeneration in the eye, manifesting as a yellow or white deposit on the white of the eye, usually on the nasal side.

Confirming the diagnosis

The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds, based on the typical appearance and location of the lesion.

The relevant medical specialist is an ophthalmologist. 

Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Nil
Conditions excluded from SOP
  • Pterygium*

SOP condition*

Clinical onset

Clinical onset will generally correspond with date of diagnosis.  The condition is usually asymptomatic.

Clinical worsening

The SOP has only an inability to obtain appropriate clinical management factor for worsening.  The condition generally does not require treatment.