A 47-year-old member asked:
i have a white dot on the outer corner of my eye what is it?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jon Fishburn answered
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Pingueculum: It's probably a pingueculum, particularly if it is painless. These usually occur in the inner and/or outer white part of the eye. May be yellowish and occasionally can become inflamed. Other possibilities could include a cyst, scar, foreign body, calcium, limbal dermoid, tumor and others. If concerned see an eye md.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. David Chandler answered
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly a cyst: If the white dot is on the skin of the lids at the outer corner, it may be a small cyst or other benign growth which are very common. Check with an ophthalmologist to see if it should be removed. If it is on the eye itself, it may be a conjunctival cyst, or a pingueculum, which is a small white or yellow growth of the conjunctiva inside or outside the colored part of the eye. Check to be sure.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
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