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A 58-year-old female asked:

What causes bubble in white of eye after surgery and anesthetic?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Conjunctival cyst: Not related to anesthesia. These coincide with upper respiratory infections. Not a concern they will eventually get smaller or go away.
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
VariousPossibilities: The description of a bubble may be any of a number of findings. Besides cysts (fluid filled sacks), you could be seeing a pingueculum or early pterygium or even a prolapsed fat pad or portion of the lacrimal gland tissue. If the change persists or increases or has any other associated symptoms, it would be best to have it checked by an ophthalmologist for proper care. Never treat on your own!
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad commented
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Probably dependent chemosis and resolve without treatment.
Mar 5, 2013

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