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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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I have a daughter that is 11 years old and she has black spots on her sclera. Is this bad for her eyes?

I have a daughter that is 11 years old and she has black spots on her sclera. Is this bad for her eyes?

Spots on sclera: Darker areas usually represent variation in the thickness of the scleral layer and not a problem. By black spots, you may wish to take a photo and have a consult an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Hi,my kid has black spots in his eyes' sclera, he is now 4 and the doctor said it's pigmentation and we must take calcium D3, in order to make it firm?

Hi,my kid has black spots in his eyes' sclera, he is now 4 and the doctor said it's pigmentation and we must take calcium D3, in order to make it firm?

Birthmarks?: Hmmm... without seeing your son, it is hard to say; however, it can be very normal to have "freckles" or areas of hyperpigmentation in the sclera of the eyes. Although, adequate calcium intake is important, I am unsure as to why your physician would have linked the two. ...Read more

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Hi,my kid has black spots in his eyes' sclera from birth, he is 4 now.The doctor said it's pigment and we must take calcium D3.Please help,what's that?

Hi,my kid has black spots in his eyes' sclera from birth, he is 4 now.The doctor said it's pigment and we must take calcium D3.Please help,what's that?

Birthmarks?: Hmmm... without seeing your son, it is hard to say; however, it can be very normal to have "freckles" or areas of hyperpigmentation in the sclera of the eyes. Although, adequate calcium intake is important, I am unsure as to why your physician would have linked the two. ...Read more

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Why do I see black spots in my eye when i cough?

Why do I see black spots in my eye when i cough?

Floaters: You are likely seeing floaters or thickening in the vitreous jelly inside the eye which move around after you move your help quickly with coughing. If the floaters are new, you should see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I see small black spots when looking through my left eye?

I see small black spots when looking through my left eye?

Likely floaters : Vitreous floaters increase with aging of the eye. Depending on various factors, such as refractive error, genetics, eye diseases or injuries, the presence of floaters varies. But as you do age, the number increases. Remember to always follow up with your eye doctor if sudded changes occur. ...Read more

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Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?

Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?

Possible migraine: If you are seeing these spots and sparks in a pattern and for some defined period of time (15-30 min) this could be due to migraine visual phenomena. If it is just a momentary thing then it probably relates to the vitreous gel in one or both eyes getting a bit more liquified. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when I have black spots in my eye?

What exactly does it mean when I have black spots in my eye?

Floaters: If the black spots move when you move your eye, they are most likely vitreous floaters and are not serious. However, if you also are experiencing brief flashes of light, you should see an ophthalmologist for a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Past year left outside corner of eye get white crust 7-8 times a day,also see black spots and some blurriness.causes?

Past year left outside corner of eye get white crust 7-8 times a day,also see black spots and some blurriness.causes?

Crusting: Likely due to demodex or bacteria: use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for details) to clean closed eyelid/lashes every day for 7-14d. May need Rx erythromycin ointment if no improvement in 3 days. Black spots likely due to vitreous changes: see eyeMD for dilated exam. ...Read more

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What are black spots in eye focus?

What are black spots in eye focus?

Vitreous detachment: The clear gel that fills eyeball is attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we age it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters and "black spot" in vision. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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I noticed my son has a lot of black spots under his eyeball under his eye lid. Is this bad? Are they normal? He is 2 years old.

I noticed my son has a lot of black spots under his eyeball under his eye lid. Is this bad? Are they normal? He is 2 years old.

Mgt: These spots may represent a collection of pigment, but I would suggest an appointment with your PCP or online with a photo uploaded to his EMR at Healthtap. Wearing a cap and sunscreen is advised. ...Read more

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I have a swollen area on the inside of my left eye on the white part only I have also been experiencing black spots floating around in my vision in both eyes what is causing it and what should I do about it?

I have a swollen area on the inside of my left eye on the white part only I have also been experiencing black spots floating around in my vision in both eyes what is causing it and what should I do about it?

Swollen: I am worried about the spots-- you may have a retinal tear or detachment. Seek care soon from your local ophthalmologist. The swollen area on your sclera should also be checked. ...Read more

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I see blurry black spots in my vision, which follow my eye movement. I notice them if i keep my head still when moving my point of sight. Is it bad?

I see blurry black spots in my vision, which follow my eye movement. I notice them if i keep my head still when moving my point of sight. Is it bad?

Floaters: You are seeing protein deposits suspended in the fluids at the back of the eye. You can see them prominently if you stare at a white (no pictures) video screen and move your eyes a little. These are common in older folks as the vitreous gel ages. It is worthwhile having an ophthalmologist get a peek at your eyes if you are seeing these at your young age. ...Read more

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Why do I get so many black spots on my face when I am under direct sun. Noticed a new one under my eye. Wear sunblock wear sunglasses sometimes?

Why do I get so many black spots on my face when I am under direct sun. Noticed a new one under my eye. Wear sunblock wear sunglasses sometimes?

Spots on the face: Many people, especially older ones and ones with darker complexions, like asians, and african americans, get dark areas on their face from sun exposue. It often comes after a blemish, a pimple or rash, which is first red and then turns dark. You must avoid the sun, use sun protective lotions, and you can buy a skin bleach, which contains hydroquinone on the dark spots to lighten them. It is slow. ...Read more

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I saw several black spots (floaters) in the top of my right eye, then i started seeing light flashes i first noticed at night but now during the day. ?

I saw several black spots (floaters) in the top of my right eye, then i started seeing light flashes i first noticed at night but now during the day. ?

Possible torn retina: I would see a retinal doctor if available, or a general ophthalmologist. New floater and light flashes can be caused by a torn retina and it is better treated early. ...Read more

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Seeing like black spots on my vision, only my Right eye. it had happened twice. Is that normal? Should I see my eye doctor?

Seeing like black spots on my vision, only my Right eye. it had happened twice. Is that normal? Should I see my eye doctor?

Floaters: Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index and motility within the eye's vitreous humor. The common type of floater, which is present in most persons' eyes, is due to degenerative changes of the vitreous humor. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer's eyes. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is recommended. ...Read more

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In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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