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what does it mean if i have black dots on the white part of my eye?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Black dots: On the whites of your eyes are very common. There are common reasons for these changes. First, pigment spots often develop if you have darker skin pigment. Second, these dots may actually be the endings of nerves that are in your eyes. Another common cause of darkening occurs when the sclera (or white of the eye) becomes thinner as we age. The underlying pigmented tissue shows through there.
Answered on Jul 6, 2019

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