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red spot on eye near iris

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
See ophthalmologist: A red spot on the iris usually indicates blood. This is most unusual. Are you sure it is on the iris, the colored part of the eye, and not over the ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
32 years experience Ophthalmology
See your doctor: It is hard to say exactly what this could be without seeing it. If it is indeed on the iris, it warrants a visit to your eye doctor. That would be th ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Get examined: may be a broken blood vessel or a dilted cspillary: requires direct observation.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: I assume only the eyelid is involved and mention of the iris is only for localizing. Having a stye on the inside of the lid can be quite uncomfortab ... Read More
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Broken vessel: A bright red spot on the white of the eye with no other symptoms is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage otherwise known as a broken blood vessel just ... Read More
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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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not enough info: Hard to say with only a description, i would recommend a visit to your local ophthalmologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Many things: Red spots can be caused by small hemorrhages that are common and benign. They can also be caused by small growths on the eye surface called pinguecul ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Have eye doctor look: at it. Depends where this dot is 'under your eye'. Is it on the eyball conjunctiva (white area?) Is it on the lid margin? Is it on the lower eyelid? I ... Read More

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