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Doctor insights on: Eye Lens Discoloration Or Spots On Eye Lens

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Can full contacts lenses cover spots on the eyeball?

Can full contacts lenses cover spots on the eyeball?

No: Ordinary contact lenses circulate over the cornea and do not reach the eyeball. However there are optometrists who can fit you with a custom lens (specially created) that can sometimes reach a larger circumference. These are extremely expensive and a contact lens that is very big (>18mm) may be very uncomfortable and may not cover the specific area all the time as all lenses must move. ...Read more

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My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?

My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?

See eye doctor: If the white cloudy spot on the iris is new, you ought to consult an eye doctor immediately. It may be a sign of inflammation inside the eye and needs to be addressed without delay. If you do not have access to an eye doctor, go the emergency room of hospital near you. ...Read more

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I have a had a cataract surgery and insertion of lens 5 yrs ago. Now I see pics with flash on, there's a white spot in the eye. Shld I worry?

I have a had a cataract surgery and insertion of lens 5 yrs ago. Now I see pics with flash on, there's a white spot in the eye. Shld I worry?

No: You are likely seeing a light reflection from the anterior aspect of the intraocular lens implant. How's your vision? Glare symptoms from normally expected opacification of the posterior capsule that supports the intraocular lens may also increase the rather whitish reflex too. For reassurance talk to your ophthalmologist. A checkup is usually a good idea. ...Read more

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What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholesterol issues in young patients. ...Read more

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What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

Probably normal: Grey spots on the sclera (white of the eye) are usually areas of thinning of the eye wall, which is common with age. This thinning allows the pigmented tissues beneath the sclera to show through, which gives this grey appearance. However, areas of increased pigmentation (usually brown or black) can indicate a risk for cancer or pre-cancer on the surface of the eye, so get an eye exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Round black spots in both eyes, what to do?

Round black spots in both eyes, what to do?

Spots: These are called floaters and due to degeneration in the vitreous of the eye. This is usually benign, and improves with time. However, it is important to see an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no retinal problem. ...Read more

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What is the reason for blood spots in eyes?

What is the reason for blood spots in eyes?

Sub conj hemorrhage: Blood spots on the eye surface are typically harmless but can take 1-2 weeks to resolve completely. They are often due to a hard cough, sneeze or bowel movement. They can also occur when you rub your eyes. The risk is greater in patients who use blood thinners or Aspirin on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What causes my random blind spots in my eyes?

What causes my random blind spots in my eyes?

Hard to say: There are many possible explanations for what you describe, some benign, some serious. I would recommend a complete ophthalmic exam. ...Read more

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What shall I do to vanish the dark eye spots.?

What shall I do to vanish the dark eye spots.?

Nothing: If you mean dark spots in the sclera or white part of the eye in your age they are usually benign pigmentation or genetically thinner sclera showing the bluish brown uveal tissue as darker spot. Nothing to worry about. If they enlarge (which they usually don't) then you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

Pingueculae: If these spots are on the white part of the eye, they may be benign growths called pingueculae. If they are on the eyelid, they may be plugged oil glands. ...Read more

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Sometimes I see red spots when I close my eyes. Is this normal?

Sometimes I see red spots when I close my eyes. Is this normal?

Red spots: If the spots last a short time, this is ok. If they persist, then call your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I am see brown spots on the white of my eyeball what could this be from?

I am see brown spots on the white of my eyeball what could this be from?

Pigment: Persons of certain races may naturally deposit melanin in the clear covering of the white of the eye. Such "melanosis" is of no concern. A dark spot sitting at the end of a blood vessel is an axenfeld loop and is the natural pigment layer peeking through the sclera and is normal. A very dark, pigment spot could be a nevus and, if changing, could be problematic and should be checked by an eyemd. ...Read more

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I have dark spots and what looks like dark clouds moving in front of my eyes

I have dark spots and what looks like dark clouds moving in front of my eyes

Floaters and Flashes: These are called "floaters." They happen to almost everyone. They are caused by natural breakdown of the normal vitreous gel that forms the eye, which is made of collagen and other molecules. IF you are having flashing lights in addition to the floaters, you need to be seen ASAP by an eye doctor for a dilated exam to check for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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What would be an eye disorder in which a person sees dark spots in front of him?

Vitreous debris: The floating debris seen in the central or peripheral vision is actually composed of collagen fibers that are breakdown products of the vitreous. These spots float in and out of the visual field. If the spots are stationary and constant they may be associated with a retinal problem's, migraine syndromes or scotomas (visual defects) from optic nerve problems. Your ophthalmologist can help you. ...Read more

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Hi. I saw two tiny black spots on my iris (hazel eyes). I am worried. What could this be?

Hi. I saw two tiny black spots on my iris (hazel eyes). I am worried. What could this be?

Possible ephelis: You may have small freckles (epheli) or moles (nevi) that are almost always benign. By the fact that you 'just' discovered them, A friendly visit to an EYE MD would be very reassuring to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is an eye disorder in which a person sees dark spots in front of him?

Please let me know if there is an eye disorder in which a person sees dark spots in front of him?

Vitreous detachment: You may be experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment. This is when the fluid/gel in the back of the eye separates from the retina. This is a natural aging process that can be exacerbated by trauma or surgery. Patients will complain of floaters (dark spots, spider webs etc) with or without flashes of light. If you are having new dark spots ; visual changes you should see your eye doctor for exam. ...Read more

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Occasional flashing blind spots in eyes and I see flashing when my eyes are closed. What is causing this?

Occasional flashing blind spots in eyes and I see flashing when my eyes are closed. What is causing this?

Flashing lights: Flashing lights in the eyes with the lights out cound be a sign of retinal issues (tears, breaks, or detachment), migraine headache related, or other issues. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I found tiny purple spots under my eyes. This happened the after I cried for about a 1/2 hour. I can attach a picture?

I found tiny purple spots under my eyes. This happened the after I cried for about a 1/2 hour. I can attach a picture?

Pic =HealthTap Prime: For a personal diagnosis, you would need HealthTap Prime. This would give you a one-on-one conversation with a physician, and the ability to provide video or a picture for review. ...Read more

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I keep seeing bright spots in my vision even when I close my eyes and having headaches almost everyday. What causes this?

I keep seeing bright spots in my vision even when I close my eyes and having headaches almost everyday. What causes this?

Insufficient data: Please repost and include how long this has been going on, how long it lasts each time, and whether you have a diagnosis of migraine headaches. ...Read more

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I'm new to contacts and have noticed that the whites of my eyes have been getting redder and have also noticed a yellow tinge in some spots?

Contact solution: It takes a while to get used to contacts but if you feel it's bad then you may be reacting to the contact lens solution so try a different one or see your doctor. Of course infection is a possibility but you'll know it if there is a discharge. I'm guessing that the yellow spots have always been there but you never looked so closely. ...Read more

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What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.

What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.

Depends: It depends on the depth of pigment in the skin, location, and your skin type. It is best to be seen by a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment recommendation...However, in general hydroquinone and a topical retinoid are very effective. ...Read more

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What causes spots before your eyes and swiggles at the sides I see sometimes swiggles at the sides of my eyes and spots in front. I do wear glasses

Most: Most commonly are vitreous floaters. The back of eye is filled with the vitreous humour which is a clear jelly like substance. As we age, this jelly liquifies and can break up ---bits of it floating around in your vision. Rarely this process can cause a hole or tear to form in the retina, so it is important to have a good dilated eye exam to rule this out. ...Read more

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Are purple spots on my eye dangerous?

Are purple spots on my eye dangerous?

Probably not: While they are probably not dangerous, it is difficult to tell you what they are without seeing them. Probably the best advise would be to see an ophthalmologist who can help you. ...Read more