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i have a large red spot on the white of my eye

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
depends: If new, this is likely a subconjunctival hemorrage - a small seepage of blood from a vessel in the conjunctiva. If this has been there for many years ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Many reasons: You need to see an eye doctor asap.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see an eye: doctor or go to the emergency room to have this looked at. This may still be pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis), but it also could be a scratch on th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Inflammed bump: The red bump could signify a small cyst and in of and itself is not problematic. However, if it gets bigger or more painful then have it evaluated by ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Plugged gland: This is most likely a plugged excretory gland on the skin in that location. When that happens, the water in the secretion is absorbed leaving the whi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
24 years experience LASIK Surgery
Freckle likely: Most commonly this would be a "freckle". Because this is non specific it is best to see your ophthalmologist eye surgeon for a close examination to b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Have it looked at: Injuries to the eye require prompt attention. Although they can heal on their own, it is always safer to have the eye evaluated and treated to preven ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Pingueculum: It's probably a pingueculum, particularly if it is painless. These usually occur in the inner and/or outer white part of the eye. May be yellowish an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: As long as it isn't tender it is likely normal.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Exam: You may have a corneal infiltrate due to something that irritated the cornea. The white color is due to white blood cells, but as this inflammatory pr ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
See an Eye MD: Probably pingueculum, a harmless area of surface cells that have been harmed by ultraviolet exposure and dry eye. They can get bigger if you continue ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Difficult to tell: without seeing the area. You can send a picture of the area by clicking "Send Message" on any HealthTap concierge doctor profile, to start a text mess ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: There are a variety of reasons for this which include infection, abrasion, other causes. The key to eatment is defining the underlying problem. You pr ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye or a Chalazion: This is likely a stye or a chalazion. My suggestion is to start warm compresses twice daily. If it persists, you should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Might be: a subconjuntival hemorrhage. It will go away
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Worth evaluation: If this is new, it should be investigated. Could be an exposed tissue from inside the eye, a tumor, or a foreign object, or some other possibilities ... Read More
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A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Mole of eye: This question needs to be discussed with an ophthalmologist. Do you have photos of your retina?
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Subconj heme: It is most likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage. If you have a blood-red spot and your eye does not hurt and your vision is unaffected that is probabl ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Pingueculum: It's probably a pingueculum, particularly if it is painless. These usually occur in the inner and/or outer white part of the eye. May be yellowish an ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience Family Medicine
Needs evaluated: Pain is a sign of something wrong. Painful sores on vulva and roof of mouth need to be evaluated. Some std's are able to infect the mouth as well as t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor.: It is very difficult to diagnose rashes or skin changes without being able to see them. That leaves this format (texting) not a very good method for d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Great eye dots: Your description is most likely consistent with gray spots corresponding the deep vessels in the sclera (white of eye). It has probably been present ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Could be: It could be several things. Please see dermatologist to be evaluated for a biopsy.

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