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A 49-year-old male asked:

what causes a spot in the white of your eye?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
What does: It look like? Is it red or brown? Is it flat or elevated? Is it new or old?
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Pinguecula: At your age this is probably a pinguecula , it may be a little elevated and have a yellow hue also. These are caused by uv rays damaging the conjunctiva, it is not malignant, use sun glasses at all times.

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Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Part of the system: The anterior chamber separates the cornea from the lens, both of which work together to focus light onto the retina. The anterior chamber is full of clear fluid called aqueous humor, which is important for the health of the cornea.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my scratched eye; scratched the white part?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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See Eye MD now.: Any scratch on your eye can lead to an infection and mandates a visit to an eye md.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Contacts are different strengths in each eye; how can I tell if I switched them?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Try them in each eye: When they are in the right eyes, both eyes should see well. If not, one or both eyes will be blurry.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What do you call people with different eye colors in each eye?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heterochromia Iridum: This is called heterochromia iridum. It means that one eye has more melanin (color pigment) in one eye vs. The other. It can be due to a variety of causes, but most commonly genetics.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is being blind in one eye considered being legally blind?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Most states require a level of vision and a certain level of visual field loss in order to be considered legally blind in both eyes. Ask an eye doctor in your state what your definitions are. There are many different definitions; check them out online and have a great day.

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