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Dr. Olivia Liao
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
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What are white spots on the iris indicative of?

Dr. Olivia Liao
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Need more info: White spots on the iris are rare. Could you possibly be referring to white spots on the conjunctiva? Need to see it to diagnose. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

Mole of eye: This question needs to be discussed with an ophthalmologist. Do you have photos of your retina? ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?

Dryness is possible: A common cause of redness and irritation with contacts is dryness. Other issues are contact lens overwear and improper management. Are you removing the lens each night? Are you rinsing it well after cleaning before insertion? Check with the initial fitter of the lens to see if some changes need be made. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Helppp... My left eye has been irritated for two days now... I noticed white/gray spots on my iris near my pupil and the white part of my eye is pink.

Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Helppp... My left eye has been irritated for two days now... I noticed white/gray spots on my iris near my pupil and the white part of my eye is pink.

Corneal ulcer: This is a serious problem. You need to see an ophthalmologist right away and get started on strong antibiotic drops. Most likely causes are contact lens wear or a corneal abrasion. Early treatment will speed healing and prevent scarring in your cornea. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown). ?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown). ?

Corneal arcus: In many, over the years, lipid seeps out of the blood and collects at the edge of the cornea as an arc. This is totally benign and is a surface change. The iris, which provides the basic color to the eye, is inside the eye and is not affected by this although it is underneath. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
32 years in practice
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What are white spots that acure on your body? How can you remove them?

Dr. Todd Sisto
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
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What are white spots that acure on your body? How can you remove them?

You cant: Keep surrounding skin lighter by sun avoidance. Vitiligo is more or less untreatable- its what michael jackson had. Tinea versicolor is a fungus that makes its own sunscreen & can be controlled w anti fungals or by washing w dandruff shampoof. If so, eventually evens out on its own esp if you keep the sun off... ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Wang
Board Certified, Radiology
14 years in practice
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6 yr oldsays he sees colorful and white spots in low light or dark. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Eric Wang
Board Certified, Radiology
14 years in practice
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6 yr oldsays he sees colorful and white spots in low light or dark.  Should I be concerned?

No, but see a doctor: Go see your pediatrician! seeing spots like this is probably nothing, but sometimes tumors and neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, other rare demyelinating diseases) can cause this. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ebner
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
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Getting white spots on the skin?

Dr. John Ebner
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Getting white spots on the skin?

Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
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What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
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What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

Migraine or low BP: First, get you blood pressure checked, since low blood pressure can cause you to see spots. If these spots show up randomly, lasting 15 minutes and resolve completely, it may be an ocular migraine (often linked to stress or poor sleep). If you're seeing flashing lights in one eye, see your eye doc asap to check for retinal tears. ...Read more

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