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what does it mean to have a dot of blood in your eye

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Dry eyes?: The vast majority of conjunctival hemorrhages are caused by dry eyes which can be helped with artificial tears. Sometimes, the bleeding can be worsene ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Dryness: Fatigue lowers the tear flow and causes some eye redness. As long as your vision is not affected or the eyes do not hurt or have pus in them, then yo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Common, but: Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding right under the skin of the eye ball) can occur follow coughing/forceful vomitting, or even sneezing. Often no vi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Subconj heme: It is most likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage. If you have a blood-red spot and your eye does not hurt and your vision is unaffected that is probabl ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Can be normal: Darker-skinned people often have areas of pigmentation on their conjunctiva (clear vascular layer over the white). This is normal. You may also have ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
39 years experience in Ophthalmology
It varies.: A "dot" on your eye's white part (the sclera) can be from varied causes, most of them benign. The most common is a grey dot that people accidentally s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not the eye: This usually represents pain coming from one of the sinuses that sit behind the eye.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Biting: It means you bit the inside of you mouth.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Kasper
53 years experience in Ophthalmology
Thin Sclera: The protective coat of the eye is the white sclera. Below it is the vascular or blood vessel supply, the uveal tissue.. When the sclera becomes thinne ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Depends: This may be entirely normal. Many individuals have prominent conjunctival and episcleral vessels just as a matter of their anatomy. In some, however ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Arcus: This can be linked to a type of elevated cholesterol. Usually not a concern and irreversible. Is it in both eyes?
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Pinguecula: You are probably seeing a normal growth called the pinguecula. These are located next to the cornea (the colored part of the eye), on the nasal and l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Nothing good: Blood can be present in many sections of the respiratory tract from numerous causes, and many of these suggest a potentially severe illness. There is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Eval: I am sorry, but the description is to vague to venture even a guess. Why not have it evaluated by your physician or your opthamologist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
GI issue: Can be from many things: hemorrhoid; diverticular disease, cancer, inflammatory or infectious conditions, trauma, etc. Should be seen by a dr for eval ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Flashes can be due to retinal stimulation or to migraine-like decreased blood flow to the brain. If accompaniedby spots in front of the eyes or ass ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Eye pain?: Please seek opthamologic evaluation for these symptoms. Take care.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
28 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Eye comor: A change in the eye color following trauma can occur due to either damage to the iris or clouding/scarring of the cornea.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Urinary tract pathol: You have blood in the urine with/ without any pain, you need to see your doctor asap, you will need blood and urine test, a cat scan of your kidneys t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Needs exam: If this is a new problem, this person needs an exam. There are multiple possibilities from misalignment of the eyes to cataract to a tumor inside of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Usually not: Watch it. These are common. If it changes much, get it seen.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience in Urology
Possible diabetes: You see this in diabetes and a few other conditions. I assume since you know there is sugar in the urine you are seeing a physician. If not, you sho ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
On a chest xray,: The lungs are usually clear. A shadow (really an area of increased density compared to the air filled lung) can be 1 of 5 things. Fluid (water) - ... Read More

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