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A 16-year-old male asked about a 71-year-old female:

The inner part of her eye has a really red spot on the white if the eye. it is not painful and does not itch.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Sub Conjunctival hemorrhage: this is a common type of bleeding underneath the conjunctiva of the eye. This is benign and usually were resolved in a week. If you would have blurriness or other visual problems the check by your eye specialist.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Old or recent?: If this red spot just recently appeared it could be a ruptured tiny blood vessel in the white of the eye. These are usually not serious, cause no discomfort and resolve within a week. If the spot has been present for weeks, have an ophthalmologist examine it.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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