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Brown Spot On Eye Iris
Recently noticed a very small oval shaped black dot near my pupil on iris. Brown eyes. What could this be?
Nevus, cyst: If the lesion is truly on the iris, inside the eye, it could be a benign cyst, or nevus, or it could be a more serious growth. It is also possible that what you see is on the cornea, or clear surface of the eye. Whatever it may be, it's definitely worth taking a trip to your eye doctor to have him or her check it out. ...Read more
Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?
Flashes ; floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes ; floaters. 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
Many options: Is this a new event? Or something of long standing? Is it asymptomatic or does it hurt? Is it growing, bulging above skin level, inflammatory? If any of these questions are positive, then you should consult with your ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. Once pathology is eliminated then a cosmetic approach might be considered. ...Read more
Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible ulcer: The dots are almost certainly on the cornea - the window at the front of the eye that your lense rests upon. The iris is inside. These dots if new, could be sites of corneal ulceration - a focal infection under the contact lense. You need to see your ophthalmologist right away as these can work their way deeper and cause scarring, visual loss and even infection inside the eye. ...Read more
Pingueculum: The most common spot seen on the eye is a whitish to yellowish spot on the nasal or temporal side of the cornea - a normal structure termed a pingueculum. It is highlighted if the eye gets red. It is benign and not a problem.. If the eye is persistently red, or the vision is down, or the eye hurts, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flat smooth tan mark on inner left eyelids, upper & lower. Well defined edges. Another tiny brown spot on eyelid margin. Whats name of this birthmark?
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Lipid (Fat) Deposits: Although this ring may look purple in people with brown eyes it is actually opaque white/grey. It is caused by lipid (fat) deposits around the periphery of the cornea. It is called arcus senilis. It is a benign finding and occurs commonly but in certain patients can rarely indicate elevated cholesterol and if asymmetric can indicate narrow blood vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20yo guy.Dark brown eyes.A small black spot in on iris.Last eye checkup was 5-6 mnths ago. Seems slightly raised.Vision=ok.Pupil=ok concerns:melanoma?
Usually no problem: Some people have a gray patch on the white of the eye which is actually a natural thinning of the wall of the eye. There is usually no problem with the eye, unless there has been severe inflammation of the eye. When the sclera is thin, the underlying pigmented tissues show through, giving a gray or sometimes blue appearance. You could get it checked to rule conjunctival pigment, which is different. ...Read more
Sclera dull white colour (slightly greyer) half cm after iris on nose side, is this normal? The picture is looking towards light..it looks a little greyer away from light..it continues a little more under the eyelid.
Significant signs: With these signs it is imperative that you make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. There are several things that can be wrong and need attention now. ...Read more
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