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red spot on the white of my eye

A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 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 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sub Conjunctival hemorrhage: this is a common type of bleeding underneath the conjunctiva of the eye. This is benign and usually were resolved in a week. If you would have blurr ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Old or recent?: If this red spot just recently appeared it could be a ruptured tiny blood vessel in the white of the eye. These are usually not serious, cause no disc ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctival hemorr: Very common and harmless broken capillary from coughing, sneezing, blowing nose very hard, etc. These clear spontaneously and should not cause alarm.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Subconj heme: Your description sounds like a small localized bleeding in the conjunctiva likely due to coughing. If it worsens, see an eye doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most freckles on the whites of the eyes are brownish in color. Red spots could include minor vascular loops termed angiomas. Penetrating nerves thro ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 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
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Many reasons: You need to see an eye doctor asap.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 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
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not enough info: Hard to say with only a description, i would recommend a visit to your local ophthalmologist.

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