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White spot on white of eye?

White spot on white of eye?

Pingueculum: The most common spot seen on the eye is a whitish to yellowish spot on the nasal or temporal side of the cornea - a normal structure termed a pingueculum. It is highlighted if the eye gets red. It is benign and not a problem.. If the eye is persistently red, or the vision is down, or the eye hurts, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


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White cloudy spot on colored part of eye?

White cloudy spot on colored part of eye?

White spot: Based on the description, it sounds like you are having an issue in your cornea. This can be a sign of something serious so you need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Brown spots with red squiggly veins on eyeballs?

Brown spots with red squiggly veins on eyeballs?

Hard to say...: These could be congenital ares of pigmentation or something more serious. Are they new or have they been there as long as you remember? See your eye doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Red eye lids with very small white spots?

Red eye lids with very small white spots?

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

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White dots under eyes?....Signs of aging?

White dots under eyes?....Signs of aging?

Hard to say: Without examination, it is hard to say what you are referring to , see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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White part around pupil turning blue/gray?

White part around pupil turning blue/gray?

Scleral ectasia: This could be arcus senilus as mentioned by dr. Fishburn, but a blue/gray color on the white part of the eye may be a scleral ectasia. This is a thinning of the sclera (white part of the eye), allowing the layer below it (the choroid) to show through. This is a normal aging change in some people. Also, a surface pigmentation (conjunctival nevus), could also give such a look. See an eye care pro. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils means?

White spots on tonsils means?

Infection/mucous: Could be an infection, especiaaly if there is pain or discomfort, or it could be mucous in the tonsil crfypts. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What causes brown spots on blue iris?

What causes brown spots on blue iris?

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

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Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots: Black dots on the white of the eye can be many issues. Causes include foreign bodies, nevii, congenital pigmentation, oculodermal melanosis, topical medications, primary acquired melanosis, melanoma, or other issues. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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White spots on cornea since childhood?

White spots on cornea since childhood?

Brushfield spots: Brushfield spots are a collection of bits of connective tissue seen frequently in children with downs syndrome but is also seen in normal children. ...Read more

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White itchy spots on skin?

White itchy spots on skin?

Assessment will tell: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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Purple halo around brown eyes?

Purple halo around brown eyes?

Lipid (Fat) Deposits: Although this ring may look purple in people with brown eyes it is actually opaque white/grey. It is caused by lipid (fat) deposits around the periphery of the cornea. It is called arcus senilis. It is a benign finding and occurs commonly but in certain patients can rarely indicate elevated cholesterol and if asymmetric can indicate narrow blood vessels. ...Read more

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Blue grey eyes with yellow/golden ring around pupil, what is it?

Blue grey eyes with yellow/golden ring around pupil, what is it?

New?: You may have normal irises with peripupillary color that is different than the periphery. If you are otherwise healthy and without ocular injuries, surgery, eye medication or systemic disease that results in ocular complications (diabetes, connective tissue disease) your color of your eyes is most likely normal. ...Read more

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Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Brown spots on hands little pink dots appearing as well?

Brown spots on hands little pink dots appearing as well?

Can't say what it is: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on teeth?

What causes white spots on teeth?

White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth are usually areas of the enamel that are hypo-calcification, or less calcified then the surrounding tooth structure. This may have happened when the tooth was forming or on the external enamel surface. External hypo-calcification from retention plaque bacteria around the gums, or even from improperly cleaning orthodontic brackets. It can be fixed with composite fillings. ...Read more

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Little white pimple like dots near my eye?

Little white pimple like dots near my eye?

Milia: Milia are tiny epidermal cysts that typically form around the eyes or nose (or both). They are not dangerous, but they might get larger. A dermatologist can remove them for you if you find them unsightly or bothersome. ...Read more

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Are white dots on moles normal?

Are white dots on moles normal?

Yes, but: You need to have the moles looked at. "mole" is a generic layman's term that covers a lot of different diagnoses that a dermatopathologist might use to identify a skin growth. Some of these "moles" are caused by melanocytes ("nevi") and someare not. Ones called "seborrheic keratosis", are very common, have small cyst-like spaces filled with old skin cells that appear as white dots. Ask your doc! ...Read more