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See your eye doctor: The conjunctiva is the clear tissue that covers the white part of the eyeball. There are cells that contain pigment located in the conjunctiva. These cells can produce excessive pigment and cause brown spots in the eye. The british journal of ophthalmology report that these spots should be examined regularly by an eye care practitioner as up to 30 percent of them can become cancerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A pterygium is a growth from the white of the eye extending to the surface of the cornea. The root of the word means "wing" as it appears to extend onto the clear cornea as a wing. When they get large enough, they may block the vision or cause astigmatism. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Margins: Where the cornea ends, the conjunctiva begins. The white to white corneal diameter is the measured dimension of the cornea - usually horizontal. ...Read more
Thin membrance: The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent membrane overlying the white sclera. It is interwoven with blood vessels, but this is not a carpet, so the interspaces are transparent and show the sclera underneath. Why? No real explanation - this is how the eye evolved and conjunctivas throughout the mammalian kingdom are transparent, presumably because of no evaolutionary advantage to color. ...Read more
Dr. Says I have a foreign body under my conjunctiva. Could it be anything else that can cause similar symptoms?
Unusual: Were you struck in the eye with a fast moving object.. Most objects striking the conjunctiva will embed in his tissue, and if they penetrate, will set up an inflammation. If it was fast enough to penetrate, there is a risk that it might have penetrated the eye. Is you vision OK? You might see an ophthalmologist to have this looked at and straightened out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have this white spot on my conjunctiva. Its just like a small white dot. What is this? Its not painful. Just disturbing.
Yikes: Certainly as it can be cut free from its moorings and opened to reveal the space underneath - something done to accomplish certain kinds of eye surgery. This of course would be extremely painful in the unanesthetized eye and would accomplish nothing healthful for the eye and vision - so don't do this at home. ...Read more
Normal vessels?: Some blood vessels on the white part of the eye are normal. Some are also naturally thicker than others. However, focal or diffuse areas of redness can indicate inflammation of the eye. You should see your eye doctor to determine whether these vessels are normal or abnormal. ...Read more
No: There is a rare tumor called a dermoid which can occur on the conjunctiva which may have hairs protruding from it. The normal conjunctiva does not incorporate hair production cells, although leashes may stick to it in certain circumstances. ...Read more
Many possible reason: Tarsal conj is difficult to see on yourself, so are you sure you have the terminology correct? Tarsal conjunctiva is the conjunctiva adjacent to the tarsal plate on the upper lid. It is usually examined by inverting the upper lid. ...Read more