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My 2 year old baby has this problem, there is redness around her eye iris, she crys and sensible to light. What can it be the problem? What can I do

My 2 year old baby has this problem, there is redness around her eye iris, she crys and sensible to light. What can it be the problem? What can I do

Light sensitivity: Call your pediatrician and ask for an immediate referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist, not a general ophthalmologist. Your baby could have some serious inflammation or an infection. ...Read more

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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My daughter has a whitish spot on iris of her eyeball with redness in sclera area and some pain

My daughter has a whitish spot on iris of her eyeball with redness in sclera area and some pain

Corneal ulcer: The iris is inside the eye and rarely changes except to dilate and contract. The cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye, can develop an ulcer spot (a collection of bacteria) which looks white on top of the iris, causes local redness in the sclera and pain. This can be serious and should be seen by her ophthalmologist. If she is a contact wearer, take them out right away. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a small white painful bump on my iris close to my pupil. I have redness in the one eye and pain. Vision cloudy after OTC redness drops?

I have a small white painful bump on my iris close to my pupil. I have redness in the one eye and pain. Vision cloudy after OTC redness drops?

Urgent: Any swelling bump inflamed or hurting or tender area on the Iris can be a serious Eye infection or inflamatiory Emergency Seek immediate medical attention from an eye Doctor or Emergency Room ...Read more

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One eye=bit bloodshot+redness around iris. Vision not great that eye for couple months. Been red a few days shampoo in it. Quickest doctors=6 jan help?

One eye=bit bloodshot+redness around iris. Vision not great that eye for couple months. Been red a few days shampoo in it. Quickest doctors=6 jan help?

Need an eye exam: Unfortunately there is no way to know what is causing redness and poor vision without examining your eye. ...Read more

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My left eye the side closest to my nose, it has been red for sometime and now there's a bump near the iris. The redness comes and goes but not now.

My left eye the side closest to my nose, it has been red for sometime and now there's a bump near the iris. The redness comes and goes but not now.

Pingueculae: You may have a pingueculae, an elevation of the conjunctiva that is due to uv exposure, and may be inflammed. You should see an ophthalmologist to make sure thr area is not infected. ...Read more

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Have redness in right eye bottom, irritated near construction debris. There a tiny white/yellow spot at bottom of iris, lids a bit swollen. Thoughts?

Have redness in right eye bottom, irritated near construction debris. There a tiny white/yellow spot at bottom of iris, lids a bit swollen. Thoughts?

Possible infection: An exam is essential. As simple as your description is, getting "debris" in your eye opens up a myriad of possibilities. The fact of seeing a Yellow Spot on your cornea indicates either a foreign body with a possible secondary inflammatory or infectious process. Your eyelid has started to swell. You should go to a quick care center or an ophthalmologist to evaluate for treatment to protect eye. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

Keep them out,: Use artificial tears a few times a day in both eyes; put cool compresses on the eyes; keep the contacts out of your eyes for about two weeks; are the contacts clean, are they one day use, or long-term use type? If the problem persists, see the eye specialist that prescribed the contacts for you. ...Read more

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Contacts bugged eyes earlier, caused red ring around iris, took contacts out now eyes feel fuzzy for past hours. No headache or pain just fuzzy.

Contacts bugged eyes earlier, caused red ring around iris, took contacts out now eyes feel fuzzy for past hours. No headache or pain just fuzzy.

1)give it time: Your symptoms should have resolved by now. If you have more poor vision or pain, then call your contact lens doctor. Your symptoms are often from poor fitting contact lenses and removing them is the #1 treatment. And another exam is needed. Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more

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Why is eye all of a sudden red with little white spot on like iris I think?

Why is eye all of a sudden red with little white spot on like iris I think?

Burst blood vessel: I think you are describing a "subconjunctival hemorrhage" which is when a small blood vessel bursts under cornea, or white part if the eye. These can be caused by trauma, a cough or sneeze, straining to have a bm, or by surgery. They are benign and should by entirely without symptoms, i.E painless, no discharge or problems with vision. If you have any of those, see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My temperature is 98.8F and I have a little red ring around the iris of my eye. Is this Ebola?

My temperature is 98.8F and I have a little red ring around the iris of my eye. Is this Ebola?

God no: Hi, it is possible that you have subconjunctival hemorrhage, also 98.8 is not fever, relax, there is no case of Ebola in USA. The most common symptoms of Ebola is fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness and joint pain.
I've attached a pic of Subconjuctival hemorrhage, if your redness looks like that then don't worry, it will go away by itself otherwise see a doctor for red eye. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm just wondering if you can help me, I've been suffering with server headaches and it's giving me a red ring around my iris in my eye.

Hi, I'm just wondering if you can help me, I've been suffering with server headaches and it's giving me a red ring around my iris in my eye.

Problem inside eye: The headache might be secondary to an inflammation inside the eye termed uveitis which can cause the red ring you have noticed. If the vision is down and the eye is light sensitive you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible to rule out this potentially vision threatening condition. ...Read more

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Had a white spot on the edge of my iris with red on the white of my eye. Felt like something was in my eye and hurt. Now the spot is red? What is it?

Had a white spot on the edge of my iris with red on the white of my eye. Felt like something was in my eye and hurt. Now the spot is red? What is it?

Exam: You may have a corneal infiltrate due to something that irritated the cornea. The white color is due to white blood cells, but as this inflammatory process continues, the corneal tissues break down & pain & inflammation increases. The white spot may ulcerated and the adjacent tissues become red, inflamed & hurt. You need to have your eyes examined to institute proper and urgent treatment. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a red patch on the iris of the eye...What canthat be?

My 3 year old has a red patch on the iris of the eye...What canthat be?

Blood in eye: If you see a red patch on the colored part of the eye, the iris, take the child to an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I noticed a white spoy on my iris. It itches and is very red my eye also won't stop watering. Is this an emergency?

I noticed a white spoy on my iris. It itches and is very red my eye also won't stop watering. Is this an emergency?

Yes: A white spot over the iris is likely a condition affecting the cornea. With associated symptoms of redness, watering one needs to rule out infection like a corneal ulcer. Often there is pain with an ulcer, but this could be at an early stage. The white area can spread and become a scar that affects vision if not appropriately treated in early stages, so I would be seen by an eye specialist asap. ...Read more

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I had a red mark the size of a pencil eraser near my iris. It has now spread and gotten bigger. I can't get in to see my eye dr. Should I be worried?

I had a red mark the size of a pencil eraser near my iris. It has now spread and gotten bigger. I can't get in to see my eye dr. Should I be worried?

Conjunctival hem.: If this is on the white of the eye, it is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is a usually spontaneous hemorrhage underneath the lining of the white of the eye. It is usually painless or only mildly irritated, and often is present upon awakening in the morning. Coughing, straining, rubbing can also cause this. They usually clear within a few days. See your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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My 9month old has a slight red ring around half of the iris in his left eye and it's been there for a couple of days. He did hit his face last week?

My 9month old has a slight red ring around half of the iris in his left eye and it's been there for a couple of days. He did hit his face last week?

Sub conj hemorrhage: Possibly a broken blood vessel in the surface structures of the eye called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Please have your child evaluated by a pediatrician or a peds ophthalmologist today for eval. Good luck... ...Read more

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My boyfriend is blind in one eye (it was cut in half vertically through the iris). When he wakes up, it's completely red, but not like bloodshot, why?

My boyfriend is blind in one eye (it was cut in half vertically through the iris). When he wakes up, it's completely red, but not like bloodshot, why?

Red eyes: Most likely it is due to venous congestion, as his veins must been damaged due to injury. Ophthalmologist (eye doc) might be able to give explanation after examination. ...Read more

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I noticed 2 days ago a red spot on thr iris of my left eye, what could this be?

See your doctor: It is hard to say exactly what this could be without seeing it. If it is indeed on the iris, it warrants a visit to your eye doctor. That would be the only way to get a good diagnosis and reassurance. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a white spot near my iris edge, where is the color of the eye and my eye is red but not inflamed.

Hello, I have a white spot near my iris edge, where is the color of the eye and my eye is red but not inflamed.

Benign eye issues: Likely a Pterygium, a non-concerning collection of extra tissue at the edge of the junction between the colored part and the white part of your eye. An eye doctor will be able to figure this out usually just by looking at it. It can grow and get in the way of your vision so you should get this checked out at your convenience. ...Read more

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After surgery for a retinal tear...should the eye that was operated on be very red? The white part? (iris) Is this normal after a surgery?

Retinal surgery: Iris is colored part you see through the cornea. The redness is conjunctival blood vessels ie outermost covering of the eye ball. During retinal surgery conjunctiva is incised to place irrigation port for instruments and microfiber with camera to look inside the eye. If there is no pain and the redness gets. Better every day : don't worry. If not call your Surgeon. ...Read more

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My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?

My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?

See eye doctor: If the white cloudy spot on the iris is new, you ought to consult an eye doctor immediately. It may be a sign of inflammation inside the eye and needs to be addressed without delay. If you do not have access to an eye doctor, go the emergency room of hospital near you. ...Read more

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Black dot between iris and sclera of the eye? It's red and becoming sticky. Please help. Image is available and on my profile.

Black dot between iris and sclera of the eye? It's red and becoming sticky. Please help. Image is available and on my profile.

Black dot: If you have a small black dot on the white of your eye, it could be a foreign body which is embedded into the surface of the eye. That would definitely cause eye irritation and redness. You should see your ophthalmologist promptly so that this can be taken care of if necessary. ...Read more

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My eyes are red most of the time. Blurry vision. And a brown/pink that's beginning to cover my iris. N I feel throbbin on my eyeball constantly?

My eyes are red most of the time. Blurry vision. And a brown/pink that's beginning to cover my iris. N I feel throbbin on my eyeball constantly?

Pterygium?: Sounds like a pterygium, which is when the conjunctiva (the clear skin like coating of the white part of the eye) grows over the cornea (blocking the color of the iris). Treat by avoiding uv sunlight rays and keep the eyes moist. An examination is recomended, and possibly surgical removal indicated. ...Read more