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What are white spots on the iris indicative of?

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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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


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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.

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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"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown). ?

"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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What are white spots that acure on your body? How can you remove them?

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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6 yr oldsays he sees colorful and white spots in low light or dark. Should I be concerned?

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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Getting white spots on the skin?

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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What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

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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What does it mean to have white spots on your back?

What does it mean to have white spots on your back?

Different things: Hypopigmentation can be caused by different things - like- vitiligo- which is an autoimmune condition, or could be infection like pityriasis multiforme--etc. Do you have any symptoms- like itchiness?. Go to see dermatologist to get checked. ...Read more

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