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what would a bump in my eye next to the iris mean

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Pterygium?: Could be pterygium, which is a benign finding unless it encroaches pupil and affects vision.
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye bump: Probably a pingueculum which is benign,but should be seen by ophthalmologist to make the proper diagnosis. The other lesion to be seen in this locatio ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lowry
Specializes in Pediatrics
See a doctor: As you're describing, you are concerned about an infection around your eye that is causing pain and deformation (a bump). This could be potentially s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Should be evaluated.: From your description this can be many things. I recommend you go have a complete eye exam by your nearest ophthalmologist.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
19 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It is really difficult to answer this. There are benign and malignant lesions on the eye that can appear "white". You need an eye exam to determine if ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Kossler
14 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye doctor: If you saw an eye doctor and he was not worried then it is probably nothing serious. If it was a general md you might want a second opinion with an ey ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Urgent: Any swelling bump inflamed or hurting or tender area on the Iris can be a serious Eye infection or inflamatiory Emergency Seek immediate medical atten ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Unusual symptom: Shingles unfortunately can cause long term problems with the eye, including inflammation in the eye and corneal problems. These can recur unexpectedly ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Eye tenderness: This may be conjunctivitis and may require antibacterial eye drops or ointment in addition to warm water compresses. It's best to have an examination ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
C an Ophthalmologis: Take your child to an ophthalmologist, can't be helped online, needs to be examined by a specialist, best wishes

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