A 33-year-old member asked:
what does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
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
Dr. Richard Scartozzi answered
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
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