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white spot on the sclera of the eye

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Many possibilities: There are many possible "spots" that can occur on the surface of the eye. You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: If your vision is unaffected (not blurred, double, etc) this is most likely a hemorrhage from one of the small vessels in or under the membrane (conju ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Eye lesion: We would need to know more information to give a better answer but if it is a new onset lesion and very close to the eye try to make an appointment wi ... Read More
A 33-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 33-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 member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Have your eye doctor: Look at it, and measure it. This has to be monitored to make sure that it is not something dangerous. Also the history of how long the 'black dot' bee ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen now!: Please see your doctor ASAP as this could be a sign of an ocular stroke or a retinal artery occlusion. I would probably go the to an ER with an ophtha ... Read More
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A 31-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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Second opinion: please consult an ophthalmologist for a second opinion: your symptoms suggest a retinal issue.

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