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Does anyone have a freckle inside their eye?

Does anyone have a freckle inside their eye?

Yes, not uncommon: What you describe is a melanocytic nevus. A nevus is another name for a mole and they can also occur in the eye. In fact they can occur anywhere where pigment is present (skin, eye, inner ear, meninges, bone & heart). So it is not uncommon to have a mole in the eye. As with a skin mole, it should be checked. See an ophthalmologist periodically to ensure that it is benign & not changing. ...Read more

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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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I have this huge dot on my side of my eye. Is that just a freckle?

I have this huge dot on my side of my eye. Is that just a freckle?

See an eye doctor: Depending on its location, color, shape, size, and amount of time present, this may be normal or it may require being treated. Once it is evaluated, your eye doctor can explain what this "dot" is and offer options to treat it. ...Read more

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Should i wear contacts with eye freckle?

Should i wear contacts with eye freckle?

Not an issue: Freckles being flat and without symptoms do not interfere with contact lens use. Conversely contact lenses do not change freckles. ...Read more

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Could a opthamologist remove freckle in eye?

Yes: Get it seen. If it needs to be removed for health reasons, it's do-able. It might be best to leave it alone. ...Read more

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Can an opthamologist remove a freckle in the eye?

Can an opthamologist remove a freckle in the eye?

Where is the freckle: Yes and no. It depends on its location. If the freckle is on the retina then it is the purvey of a retinal specialist. If it is on the iris then an anterior segment surgeon can remove the freckle. If it is on the eye lid, conjunctiva or other surface locations that too can be removed. The important question is why? Has the freckle changed? Is there concern for malignancy? Or is it cosmetic? ...Read more

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I have green eyes and two very light brown tiny dots, almost look like freckles in the iris. Is this common? What are they?

I have green eyes and two very light brown tiny dots, almost look like freckles in the iris. Is this common? What are they?

Iris nevus: You are likely describing an iris nevus, also called a mole. They are common and as harmless as a mole on your skin. ...Read more

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Hi there!! My child is 4. He woke up this morning with dots all around and on his eyes (skin) it kinda looks like freckles...I'm worried?

Hi there!! My child is 4. He woke up this morning with dots all around and on his eyes (skin) it kinda looks like freckles...I'm worried?

Petechiae: Hello, those sound like leaks from small blood vessels that burst when a lot of pressure is forced into the head and neck area in children usually from forceful persistent cough or from retching esp. if he has no other markings on skin / unexplained bruising and if not bleeding from other areas and if he does not appear ill. He does require an evaluation for clarity. Take care! ...Read more