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Freckle On Your 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
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
Not likely to fade.: So would be permanent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Likely not removable: These are usually permanent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
I'm having red/ purplish freckles across my cheeks around my eyes and neck. What could this be from?
I have dark circle under my eyes and freckles on my face and my face look tanned and had no glow what can I do please help?
Good Skin Care: Some people have a tendency to deposit pigment into their skin. This is usually combination of genetics and sun damage. Use a physical sun block (with zinc or titanium) every day. Wear hats when you are out in the sun for a period of time. To get rid of the pigment that has already formed you should see a cosmetic physician. There you will probably get Retin-A and hydroquinone which will help. ...Read more
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
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
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
My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be?
It seems whenever I have eyes dilated, I can see such detail (freckles on son's face). Could this be cataracts?
Possibly: Some cataracts are centrally located and when the pupil is dilated, the clearer outer margin will create and image that is better. Corneal conditions can also do this. Why were your eyes dilated? During that examination the eye doctor who was treating you should have commented upon cataracts or other features. Maybe you should give him a call? ...Read more
I have a little light brown patch on the white of my eye touching the coloured bit, what is this? (I'm white but have a number of freckles/moles)
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
My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be, should I take his to the emergency room?
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
I just discovered that I have freckle on the back of my right eye. The doctor said that it looks normal. And I have to checked again in six months.?
I use expigment cream with %4 hydroquinone under my eyes for freckles it is possible to cause exogenous ochronosis?? Is hydroquinone safe to be use?
Yes: It can cause this with prolonged use. I rec. No longer than 12 continuous weeks followed by 12 weeks off. ...Read more
Beauty marks appeared in the summer no change in them wondering if it was because of the sun and that I have dry skin. Also noticed a tiny brown freckle underneath my left eye lid?
Time for skin check: Schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in the skin known as a Dermatologist. They can do a full body skin examination and address your individual concerns. Remember to wear Sun screen all year round ...Read more