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red spot in white of eye

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sub conjunctiva hemmorage usually from simple trauma. Rubbing eyes in sleep. No problem as long as blood does not cross limbus. Limbus is the edge of ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not.: This sounds like a sub conjunctival hemorrhage, a broken blood vessel underneath the thin transparent membrane over the white of the eye. It will not ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: This is common, a subconjunctival hemorrhage, and will gradually go away in about two weeks.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Timing?: Depends on the cause of the red spot. If it is a bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage), it may take about 2 weeks to go away. These are generally benign ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Red spot in eye: Sometimes a blood vessel in white part of eye beaks & makes a red spot (hemorrhage) that looks bad but usually isn't. Most resolve without tx. If pain ... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Subconj heme: Your description sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which is a small area of bleeding on the white of the eye. This should resolve in 1-2 weeks ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Hemorrhage: This is probably a seepage from a small vein in the conjunctiva which creates a very thin pool of blood in the normally closed space between the trans ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blood: It looks like a blood vessel popped and the blood resolved the next day, it can happen if you rubbed your eye if you felt something was in it.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 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 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Red spot: Red spot under eye bag may be a skin infection causing redness resulting in orbital cellulitis. See your doctor asap or go to the er now.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Could be many things: Depends on location, symptoms, color and onset. Need an eye exam to diagnosis for sure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Many reasons: You need to see an eye doctor asap.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Red spot on eye: Take a picture and send it if you can. Most red spots are not dangerous; can be due to: irritation, dryness, allergy; broken blood vessel; pinguecula; ... Read More

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