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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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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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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more

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What are freckles in the eye?

What are freckles in the eye?

Choriodal Nevi: This means freckle in eye. Most of them are benign, but you want to follow the recommendation of an ophthalmologist as sometimes people can have choroidal melanoma - a tumor in the eye. Typically photographs can be taken to monitor for changes and if so then sometimes a biopsy is needed. Please see your ophthalmologist if you have not done so. Good luck. ...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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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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Can you see a freckle on eye ball?

Can you see a freckle on eye ball?

Eye freckles: Eye freckles, or pigment spots, can occur on the white of the eye (especially in people who have more darkly pigmented skin) or actually inside the eye. This most commonly occurs on the iris, or colored part of the eye, but can also occur under the retina in the back of the eye. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of eye freckles?

What can I do to get rid of eye freckles?

Usually can't remove: Eye freckles, depending on their location, cannot be removed without potentially damaging the appearance of your eye, your eyeball, or your vision. If you have eye freckles, they do need routine monitoring by an eye md--some freckles are actually cancerous. ...Read more

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How does an opthalmologist examine an eye freckle on your eyeball?

How does an opthalmologist examine an eye freckle on your eyeball?

Slit lamp: A slit lamp bio-microscope is used to closely examine the surfaces of the eye. Using additional hand held lenses and lights, an ophthalmologist can look inside the eye as well. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to feel an eye freckle (choroidal nevi)?

Would it be possible for someone to feel an eye freckle (choroidal nevi)?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you would feel a lesion inside the eye. Typically, the only way to determine if there is a choroidal nevus is to have an examination by an ophthalmologist or other skilled eye care physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have a freckle behind my left eye?

Why do I have a freckle behind my left eye?

Many do: I suppose you mean you were told by an ophthalmologist that you a freckle behind your left eye. The doctor probably saw a mole in the choroidal tissue under the retina. Many people have these. They are just like moles elsewhere. Majority do not change. Only a very few may enlarge and cause trouble. Check it yearly. ...Read more

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I have what looks to be a red freckle under my eye. It's been there my whole life. Is it really a freckle or could it be something else?

I have what looks to be a red freckle under my eye. It's been there my whole life. Is it really a freckle or could it be something else?

Angioma: This is almost certainly a microcollection of a looped vascular tuft just under the skin. Under high power the vessels would show up but in ordinary observation it just looks like a red bump. These are benign, will cause no health or visual changes and are best ignored. ...Read more

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Is a freckle in the eye caused by sun exposure? And will it ever go away?

No: If you are referring to pigmentation on the white part of the eye, this is normal, unless it is changing. If you are referring to a "freckle" inside the eye, likely it is a nevis. This should be evaluated an followed by an ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Hi I have freckelss under my eye and cheek it's dangerous to remove them by laser? And how long it take for removed freckles to start appear again??

Depends on laser: Many freckles can be addressed with IPL (intense pulsed light) but if freckles are dark and prominent, may require laser. This can generally be done safely with eye protection. Most freckles will return with time and sun exposure. ...Read more

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A spot in the white of my eye, looks like a freckle. Eye doc said no need to remove it. What is it anyway, and why did it develop? Had it for 10 years

Nevus: You have a small pigmented nevus on the white of the eye. This is just pigment cells that have normally divided and done this enough so that you can see it in the mirror. These are invariably benign, no need to remove it is true, but they can be removed as a cosmetic issue usually in an ophthalmologist's office. These rarely ever become a real problem. ...Read more

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Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...Read more