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what does it mean when the white part of the eye is brown

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends which part: Brown areas on the eye can be benign or suspicious for malignancy. Any new dark or brown areas of the eye should be examined by your eye doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Brown eyespots: Most spots on the whites of the eyes are due to pigmentary cells from embryonic development which produce such spots. These are common, have a much h ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It could simply be an area of increased pigmentation, like a freckle. I would recommend having your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist to b ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: Brown discoloration of the sclera often indicates allergic conjunctivitis. If there is a discharge, though, it is probably caused by infection. You ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
See a specialist: First to determine if you have a nevus. Then ask them. They will know.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye MD NOW: Could be simply conjunctivitis, more likely sinusitis, but could be more dangerous. You should seen an eye md asap.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
usually well ; fast: The white part of the eyeball, or 'sclera, ' and is covered by a transparent mucous membrane, 'conjunctiva.' when there is a small injury to this are ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Eye problem: You MUST see an eye specialist as soon as possible. At age of 6 I broke 5 pair of glasses and have been taking new glasses for quite some time. Right ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Neonatal jaundice: Could be neonatal jaundice. This is of variable severity but should be seen right away by your pediatrician to see if there is a problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinguecula: Sounds like a pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use arti ... Read More

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