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sometimes i see red spots when i close my eyes is this normal

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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes. You are just seeing afterimages after your photoreceptors have been exposed to ambient light. This is probably worse when the light source is b ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Red spots: If the spots last a short time, this is ok. If they persist, then call your ophthalmologist.

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Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Other causes : Other than low platelets there are many causes of these things including autoimmune/inflammatory conditions. Make sure your physician check ls for aut ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy?: You might have introduced an allergen into your right eye (e.g. after petting an animal then touching your right eye). If only the lids were involved, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Leave them alone.: Your description suggests that irritation from frequent pulling the area is the cause. If you stop touching the area, it will likely recover by itself ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Can't see them over: The internet, but his doctor could if he visits him/her for an evaluation.
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julio Pajaro
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Petechia: The red dots re called petechia. The are ruptured tiny blood vessels and are a result of i the pressure caused by his cough . I recommend you see a pr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rash: If he has been coughing or rubbing his eyes vigorously then they may be small bruises called petechiae. If he is otherwise sick, he should see his doc ... Read More
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Dr. Julio Pajaro
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Petechia: The red dots are called petechia. The are ruptured tiny blood vessels and are a result of i the pressure caused by his /her cough . I recommend you se ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Red spots: You may have petechiae as as result of the stress of crying.The rash will disappear on its own.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
May be cherry: Angioma. Of no medical consequence, see a dermatologist or oculoplastic surgeon for more details and help.
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