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red spot on 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: If the blood spot is fading, and did not really get into the cornea, it most likely was a subconjunctival blood spot. The blood should not get into th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Red spot near iris: Send a photo or consult with us to be sure of location: could be outside the eye & a pinguecula or pterygium. Or could be a subconjunctival hemor ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Submit a photo: I don' want to guess at what you are trying to describe. Pleas submit a photo. Thanks.
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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 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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