A 39-year-old member asked:
there's a gray spot on my eye ball. is this normal?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea.
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Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Gray spot: This could be a benign nevus, a thin spot on the sclera, an area of sun damage, or some type of cancer on the eye. Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete exam.
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Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
See your doc: Any new spots on your eye should be reported to opthamologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Normal variant: Need more info. How long has it been present? Getting bigger? Any vision changes? Most of the time these are not worrisome. Would need to see it to diagnose.
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Last updated Jan 10, 2020
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