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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Spots Causes

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What are some causes for red spots on my eyelids and under my eye?

What are some causes for red spots on my eyelids and under my eye?

Rash?: Some skin rash secondary to make up use, eczema, dermatitis etc....You should provide more specific info...Such as how long you have had this, what makes it worse or better, any new skincare/make up product? ...Read more

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I woke up with a light purple spot under my upper right eyelid, what could cause this?

I woke up with a light purple spot under my upper right eyelid, what could cause this?

Probably bruise: Without a photo, I'll be guessing. I suspect a bruise of the upper eyelid may have occurred. Often painless and self limited, usually the result of running the eyelid. Other considerations would be a insect bite, vascular lesion, sty, nevus, dermatological condition to name a few. As I mentioned, lesions, benign or malignant, are best examined by a clinician to provide you with a definitive answer ...Read more

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I have a light brown spot on my eyelid, above the lashes. Very light and easy to miss, but present. Pigment or cause for concern?

I have a light brown spot on my eyelid, above the lashes. Very light and easy to miss, but present. Pigment or cause for concern?

Probably normal: Many people develop pigmented lesions on eyelids. The overwhelming number are benign skin lesions called a nevus or similar issues. You should have your primary care doctor take a look. ...Read more

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My eyelids hurt until I pull the lash that causes the pain out. It is usually near the skin and it is not trichotillomania the paincomes each month, right in the middle of each eyelid. I always pull so many lashes out that I end up with a huge bald spot.

My eyelids hurt until I pull the lash that causes the pain out. It is usually near the skin and it is not trichotillomania the paincomes each month, right in the middle of each eyelid. I always pull so many lashes out that I end up with a huge bald spot.

Trichiasis: Misdirected eyelashes (trichiasis) or eyelashes growing from the wrong place (distichiasis) that invert and rub on the surface of the eye (cornea), are very irritating. The symptoms of scratchiness, tearing and pain are common. Sometimes it can lead to a corneal abrasion, infection and scarring. The lashes can be epilated (pulled). If they recur then electrolysis or minor surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

Stress, maybe: Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? ...Read more

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Past year left outside corner of eye get white crust 7-8 times a day, also see black spots and some blurriness. Causes?

Past year left outside corner of eye get white crust 7-8 times a day, also see black spots and some blurriness. Causes?

Crusting: Likely due to demodex or bacteria: use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for details) to clean closed eyelid/lashes every day for 7-14d. May need Rx erythromycin ointment if no improvement in 3 days. Black spots likely due to vitreous changes: see eyeMD for dilated exam. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause spots or darkness on your eye pupil?

Does hydrocephalus cause spots or darkness on your eye pupil?

Hydrocephalus: Discoloration of the eye pupil does not typically occur with hydrocephalus - but if concerned a consultation with a neuro-ophthalmologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?

Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?

Possible migraine: If you are seeing these spots and sparks in a pattern and for some defined period of time (15-30 min) this could be due to migraine visual phenomena. If it is just a momentary thing then it probably relates to the vitreous gel in one or both eyes getting a bit more liquified. ...Read more

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What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

Many causes: There are many causes: macular degeneration or other inherited macular dystrophies, infection, inflammation, etc. You must see or ask a retina specialist who examines you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the anatomy of the human eye that causes blind spots?

Can you tell me the anatomy of the human eye that causes blind spots?

It is the: Optic nerve head. This is the place where the nerve forms in back of the eye. ...Read more

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What causes calcium build up in the eye - causing yellowish spots? Can anything be done about it?

What causes calcium build up in the eye - causing yellowish spots? Can anything be done about it?

Band keratopathy: Calcium deposition in the eye occurs primarily in the cornea leading to a condition called band kerstopathy. Usually a result of chronic inflammation, repeated injury, chronic glaucoma, complicated surgical repairs as in retinal reattachment surgery using silicone oil. Fewer cases involve abnormalities of calcium-phosphorous metabolic disorders, multiple myeloma, & other. Treat: tears ; chelation. ...Read more

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What can cause lots of fast spots zipping through vision mainly when looking at over cast sky? Eye dr apt 11 tomorrow. Safe towait?

What can cause lots of fast spots zipping through vision mainly when looking at over cast sky? Eye dr apt 11 tomorrow. Safe towait?

Entoptics: Also called flying spots, this a normal pattern and represents the passage of white corpuscles through the central vision area seen only in certain circumstances such as looking at a blank wall or a clear or uniform sky. Again, this is normal and is an index of excellent acuity. ...Read more

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I have these two very very small, hardly noticeable brown spots on my eye and two under my eye lid. My eyes also have been bloodshot more often. Cause?

I have these two very very small, hardly noticeable brown spots on my eye and two under my eye lid. My eyes also have been bloodshot more often. Cause?

Concerning!: The brown spots on the white of the and inside your lid may be serious items that should be looked at by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What would cause, spots/cloudiness in the eye, shadows around written text in books, and ringing in ears? Sometimes headaches

What would cause, spots/cloudiness in the eye, shadows around written text in books, and ringing in ears? Sometimes headaches

I: I can't think of a single common entity that would cause all three of these at the same time. They may be unrelated. A full ophthalmic exam by your ophthalmologist is warrented. ...Read more

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A coworker of mine called out sick due to pain in her left eye and blind spots, she was at hospital yesterday, what can cause this, just curious?

A coworker of mine called out sick due to pain in her left eye and blind spots, she was at hospital yesterday, what can cause this, just curious?

Probably, migraine: The most common cause of these type of symptoms is a migraine. Other causes are possible but your coworker has not given you enough information to make that distinction (and one might argue that this is a private matter; not something you should nose into). ...Read more

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What causes colored spots in vision while being anxious? Have had eye exam and neurological exam EEG and mri. Could it be something psychological?

What causes colored spots in vision while being anxious? Have had eye exam and neurological exam EEG and mri. Could it be something psychological?

Spotty vision? Cause: Bc u note u've had nl eye, neuro exams & nl EEG & MRI -- AND that these colored spots arise when you're feeling anxious -- it seems reasonable to consider anx as a cause. Psychiatric illnesses are diagnoses of exclusion -- meaning you and your doc should rule out all medical causes 1st to be safe. There is robust literature to support various visual changes that occur in mood & anxiety disorders ...Read more

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What causes a spot in the white of your eye?

What causes a spot in the white of your eye?

What does: It look like? Is it red or brown? Is it flat or elevated? Is it new or old? ...Read more

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I have a spot under my eye, what can this cause?

I have a spot under my eye, what can this cause?

Please clarify: Can you please be a bit more descriptive? The word "spot" is too ambiguous. ...Read more

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What causes a headache in the same spot in an eye?

What causes a headache in the same spot in an eye?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for these symptoms, ranging from sinus inflammation, iritis, migraine headaches, temporal arteritis, cluster headaches, among others. Affected individual should be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule-out eye-related causes, and perhaps by a neurologist, or neuro-ophthalmologist, if the eye exam fails to provide an explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache in the same spot above an eye?

Headaches: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What can cause blood to accumulate on a spot in your eye then spread after a while? And how can be done in that case?

What can cause blood to accumulate on a spot in your eye then spread after a while? And how can be done in that case?

Hemorrhage: You have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is a minor seepage from a vein in your conjunctiva (the lining of the eye over top of the white sclera). This will spread for a few days and can be quite dramatic but your eye will steadily remove it and restore the normal appearance. These are usually benign unless they reflect trauma or underlying poor blood clotting. Have patience; it will clear. ...Read more

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What can cause a spot on my sclera / white of the eye?

What can cause a spot on my sclera / white of the eye?

Many possibilities: There are many possible "spots" that can occur on the surface of the eye. You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more