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Iris White Spots
A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?
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?
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
My 8 year old is seeing white spots. Couple of weeks ago he asked us whether it is snowing outside... we saw an eye dr, all good with the eye.
Mgt: I would recommend a retinal exam and metabolic screening blood tests. This is potentially a serious symptom and warrants follow up. ...Read more
What's the white spots/patches that starts around my babys eye and now spreading on her cheek and forehead?
My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eyelashes. What is happening?
Eye itching: Eye itching & swelling which white spots above eyelashes: usually due to demodex or staphlococcus blepharitis. Consult with us to get Rx to help you get better faster. ...Read more
I have three small, white spots in my tear duct and my eye is super itchy and watery. What could this be and how can I fix it?
Red eye: Please consult with me if you can: need to know if you are light sensitive, pain with eye movement which are signs of more significant, potentially blinding issue. ...Read more
I had what i though was a stye on my eye but now it has a couple white spots under the lid and a hard lump, could it be a chalazia?
Blepharitis: It sounds like you have posterior blepharitis that produce the red eyelid margins and whitish oil gland orifices (inspissation) results in irritation & soreness. Very warm compresses x 10' 2-4 times/day, eyelid massages with diluted baby shampoo, artificial tears, fish/flaxseed oil are the usual initial treatment. If more care is needed see eye md for more aggressive help. ...Read more
I have had a really bad headache the past few days. Just checked my BP and it 165/111 hr 81. Chest tightness and seeing white spots flicker in my eye?
Go to the ER: Your BP isn't that high but your symptoms are what are most disturbing. You should be evaluated tonight. ...Read more
I have 3 really tiny white spots located under my lower eyelid (where I put my eyeliner on) and those spots itch like crazy at times. Should I see an eye dr or dermatologist for it or is there something I do myself to stop the itchiness?
See eye doctor: See eye doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
My mother had results of an MRI after she had lost some vision in her right eye, results also showed 12 white spots/fluid on the surface of her brain?
Consider this: Depending on age and medical condition, she may have suffered blood vessel obstruction of retinal artery, and may well possess significant risk for future additional strokes. Need to evaluate risk factors, and use proactive interventions. Consider usage of an antiplatelet agent, such as clopidigrel, or aggrenox. Check heart and peripheral vasculature. ...Read more
Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?
Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it. Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read more
Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read more
Examination : Any new appearing lesions, spots & sores on the eye should be examined. You are probably seeing nevi or epheli both which are common on the iris. Rarely nevi can transform into melanoma. An examination will establish a diagnosis and a baseline. Most are monitored by periodic checkups. ...Read more
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.
I found some white spots on my back and shoulders, what should I do?
P.S. Today I noticed some small spots on my chest and neck!
My dr ordered an m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain, he says its m s u think it's what it is,?
Not necessarily: If you have history of migraine, head injury, high blood pressure or merely taking a variety of meds, could be better answer (eg, microvascular angioplasty). Ms is best diagnosed based on history and physical exam. The MRI is used for confirmation and treatment decisions in part. Get neurological consultation. ...Read more
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
A number of: Possibilities. You would need an actual exam for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Where on your: Thighs. Are they itchy? Is there any redness, for how long? ...Read more