A 33-year-old member asked:
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what does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

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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 higher incidence in darker pigmented races, and are mostly benign. Rarely a spot might be a melanoma - watch for growth, discomfort and redness as clues to this.
Answered on Jun 23, 2019
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Get it checked: It could be a nevus (benign freckle), a hyperpigmentation related to one's race, a tumor (melanoma). You must see an eye doctor.
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
A nevus: most of these are benign, but should be monitored for growth and / or increased pigmentation. surgical excision would then be recommended.
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
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Hmmm usually: Blood. Bleeding in this part of the eye can be innocuous. But if persistent see your eye doctor.
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