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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
HTN and Diabetes : Diabetes and hypertension are the two most common diseases that cause these spots, and the best treatment would be to treat the underlying disease. In ... Read More
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Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
29 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Vessel disease: A cotton wool spot is a small blocked blood vessel in the retina. The most common cause is hypertension, followed by diabetes. If you don't have eithe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://www.consultant360.com/content/eye-signs-systemic-disease-case-2-cotton-wool-spot
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Check this out: http://www.consultant360.com/content/eye-signs-systemic-disease-case-2-cotton-wool-spot
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Can be normal: Babies lacrimal ducts are very small and block easily. Try to ease out the pus as you have been, however if the actual eyelid is red and swollen you m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Continue: Sometimes if you roll the tip of a finger over the nose at the inner corner of the eye it will help push out debris. Roll from nose down & out tow ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Sub conj hemorrhage: Blood spots on the eye surface are typically harmless but can take 1-2 weeks to resolve completely. They are often due to a hard cough, sneeze or bow ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
63 years experience Ophthalmology
Spots: These are called floaters and due to degeneration in the vitreous of the eye. This is usually benign,and improves with time. However,it is important t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Hard to say: There are many possible explanations for what you describe, some benign, some serious. I would recommend a complete ophthalmic exam.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Not glaucoma : Where are the spots? This is not or associated with glaucoma. If it is the eyelids it is a condition called xanthelasma.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes. You are just seeing afterimages after your photoreceptors have been exposed to ambient light. This is probably worse when the light source is b ... Read More
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