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Eye Lens Discoloration Or Spots On Eye Lens
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
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?
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
My son is almost 7 and he has flat dark spot on his penis shaft and head. They appear to be discoloration under the skin. Should I be worried?
Probably not: But it's easy to have your pediatrician evaluate it at his next visit. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Red spots: If the spots last a short time, this is ok. If they persist, then call your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
See eye doctor: It could be cysts, xanthaloma, molluscom.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Fordyce spots: Do not need to be removed. They are harmless. ...Read more
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
Occasional flashing blind spots in eyes and I see flashing when my eyes are closed. What is causing this?
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
I keep seeing bright spots in my vision even when I close my eyes and having headaches almost everyday. What causes this?
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
What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.
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
I have small brown spots on the whites of both of my eyes. They have been there for years, now my eyes are getting itchy the brown spots have grown?
See eye doc: You likely have a condition known as pterygia whereby a membrane-like structure gets inflamed and often bigger. See an eye doctor ...Read more
Dorothy has been having "spots" appear in front of her eyes off and on. She says dizziness also comes with it. It only last a few minutes. Any answer?
My bf woke up with these weird little red spots under both his eyes. They were a dark red and no bigger than the end of a ballpoint pen. What is this?
Can't see them over: The internet, but his doctor could if he visits him/her for an evaluation. ...Read more