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I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

Mole of eye: This question needs to be discussed with an ophthalmologist. Do you have photos of your retina? ...Read more

Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...Read more


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I have Brown spots on my eye in the Iris area that I haven't noticed before. Any suggestions?

I have Brown spots on my eye in the Iris area that I haven't noticed before. Any suggestions?

Examination: Any new appearing lesions, spots & sores on the eye should be examined. You are probably seeing nevi or epheli both which are common on the iris. Rarely nevi can transform into melanoma. An examination will establish a diagnosis and a baseline. Most are monitored by periodic checkups. ...Read more

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

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

A nevus: Most of these are benign, but should be monitored for growth and / or increased pigmentation. Surgical excision would then be recommended. ...Read more

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What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

Depends: It could simply be an area of increased pigmentation, like a freckle. I would recommend having your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

Probably a benign ne: There are many reasons for the bleeding and the surface of the eye easily cleans this out. Probably you did not notice that the place where the blood showed up was where a nevus was, and you have noted it now because the blood caused you to pay attention to that area ...Read more

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I have a brown spot on my eye and it just showed up. I can't see it when I look in the mirror but when I take a picture of it I can see it.?

I have a brown spot on my eye and it just showed up. I can't see it when I look in the mirror but when I take a picture of it I can see it.?

Eye spot: It depends on its location. It's just like in real estate: location, location, location. Depending on where it is you will get different recommendations on what if anything to do. ...Read more

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Hi, a light brown spot has come up under my left eye. It's about half a CM long and quarter CM wide. Do I need to worry or is it an age spot? I'm 33.

Hi, a light brown spot has come up under my left eye. It's about half a CM long and quarter CM wide. Do I need to worry or is it an age spot? I'm 33.

Get it checked: If it is a new growth, you should have it looked at. Usually these growths are benign, but a biopsy or removal will give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have brown spot on the white part of my eye?

I have brown spot on the white part of my eye?

Freckle likely: Most commonly this would be a "freckle". Because this is non specific it is best to see your ophthalmologist eye surgeon for a close examination to be sure. Size, color, location, stability are all factors that can indicate the type of lesion. ...Read more

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What is causing the brown spot on the white part of my eye?

What is causing the brown spot on the white part of my eye?

Hmmm usually: Blood. Bleeding in this part of the eye can be innocuous. But if persistent see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

Can be normal: Darker-skinned people often have areas of pigmentation on their conjunctiva (clear vascular layer over the white). This is normal. You may also have a benign area of degeneration called a pinguecula, which can be caused by sun, dust, and wind. Malignant brown spots on the white of the eye are rare and are usually found in patients much older than you, but if in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have brown spot in the white part of my eye, I had it for 2 years now and it starting to itch?

I have brown spot in the white part of my eye, I had it for 2 years now and it starting to itch?

Benign nevus: Brown pigmentation deposits on the white of the eye (actually in the conjunctival lining over the white of the eye) are common, especially in pigmented races. Is this spot the same size over the two years you have noticed it? There are many reasons for eye itching and misbehaving spots are usually not the cause. See if it is present on an old picture. And then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a small brown spot in the white of my eye. Sometimes its irritating to my eye. Tried to get it off but couldn't. What could it be?

I have a small brown spot in the white of my eye. Sometimes its irritating to my eye. Tried to get it off but couldn't. What could it be?

Exam: A brown spot on the eye with irritation might be a foreign body & requires an examination. Don't try to remove it yourself. At the same time of the examination, if it's something different, appropriate treatment can be rendered. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Why do I have a brown spot in my eye? Hi, I have a brown spot in my right eye (which is lazy). I believe it has been there since birth and it's very

Why do I have a brown spot in my eye? Hi, I have a brown spot in my right eye (which is lazy). I believe it has been there since birth and it's very

Likely a birthmark..: This spot is likely a small nevus. It is like a birthmark or beauty spot. Overtime it should stay about the same size. If it starts to get bigger, you need to have an ophthalmologist take a look at it. If you can, get a closeup picture of it and save it for future reference. If no one has ever told you why you have a "lazy eye" you should save that that checked. ...Read more

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My 4 week daughter as a brown spot on her left eye ball is this ok?

My 4 week daughter as a brown spot on her left eye ball is this ok?

Most likely: It is likely some scleral/conjunctival pigmentation or a nevus (eye freckle). Ocular pigmentation is common in patients with darker skin pigmentation. You should see an eye doctor just to be sure though. ...Read more

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A month ago a friend noticed a brown spot on the white part of my eye at the corner. I am a 31 yr old latina female. Can it be melanoma?

A month ago a friend noticed a brown spot on the white part of my eye at the corner. I am a 31 yr old latina female. Can it be melanoma?

Urgent investigation: You need to see your eye doctor, to make sure it is not a conjunctival melanoma, a rare condition, Yours may be a simple benign pigment stain. Take an appointment to get assured it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot in my left eye. Will it go away or should I see the doctor?

I have a brown spot in my left eye. Will it go away or should I see the doctor?

Pigment in the eye: You must see an opthalmologist to make sure it is a beniign coloration rather than a concerning pigmentation that needs urgent attention. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small white spot on the brown part of my eye, my eye is red, and it aches. I do not wear contacts. What could this be?

I woke up with a small white spot on the brown part of my eye, my eye is red, and it aches. I do not wear contacts. What could this be?

Corneal problem: You may have a foreign body on the surface of your eye (cornea) or an infection/corneal infiltrate. You need to see an ophthalmologist immediately or go to your local er. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot in the white part of my eye. It has developed a month ago. I am 19 and I have myopia. Is there a way to get rid of the spot.?

Needs exam: A new onset brown spot on the sclera sounds like a pigmented lesion and should be seen by an eye doctor to assess for melanoma. It is not uncommon to see a bright red spot from a broken blood vessel, but this usually resolves in a few weeks. ...Read more

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I have brown spot on both side of my pupils in the white area with red blood Vessels in the corners of my eye?

I have brown spot on both side of my pupils in the white area with red blood Vessels in the corners of my eye?

May be normal or: If it has always been there then it may be normal pigmentation. But if it is something new. Consult your family doctor or an Opthalmologist ...Read more

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Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Sun damage: It sounds like you have pinguecula. It caused by sun UV ray. It sometimes can get inflame 2/2 dry eye, irritation, allergy or more sun exposure. Pls use tear drops and avoid sun by wearing UV AB protected sunglasses. ...Read more

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Oral melanoma cancer hi I have a brown spot on the inside of my cheek no way I bit it its by my bottom jaw ENT is keeping a eye on it she is not sure?

Oral melanoma cancer hi I have a brown spot on the inside of my cheek no way I bit it its by my bottom jaw ENT is keeping a eye on it she is not sure?

Rare diagnosis: Melanoma of the lining of the mouth or cheek is possible but very rare. However, if it is a melanoma it will become very obvious clinically in a short period of time. So just a "spot" is very unlikely to be a cancer. ...Read more