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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

Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

The list is long: Redness of the sclera or the covering conjunctiva is due to dilated blood vessels on either surface. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are dry eye, infection of the eye, inflammation inside of the eye, irritation to the surface of the eye, blood, chronic dilation of the blood vessels from poor sleep or chronic use of visine. You will need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What condition is it when there's redness in your eye and there's some kind of white spot in the sclera?

What condition is it when there's redness in your eye and there's some kind of white spot in the sclera?

Pingueculum: The pingueculum is a normal structure the eye makes for protection at the open space on either side of the corneal. It is poorly vascularized, so when the eye gets red for any reason, it stands out because it looks pale compared to the redness around it. This is normal and not a problem. ...Read more

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I'm starting to notice more redness and red veins similar to 'spider veins' in my sclera. Is this gen. something to worry about? Bad allergies.

I'm starting to notice more redness and red veins similar to 'spider veins' in my sclera. Is this gen. something to worry about? Bad allergies.

Allergies, see your: eye doctor and discuss this with her/him for best results. There is excellent management for allergic conjunctivitis. Spring season is upon you in CA moreso than in the midwest and pollen count is high. So best to take care of it now, and give your eyes a break. Let your eye expert recommend what's best for you to do. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with my left eye red in the sclera part (the white part) What can be causing this?

I keep waking up with my left eye red in the sclera part (the white part) What can be causing this?

Not uncommon: It is possible that while you were asleep you had some minor trauma to the eye e.g. rubbed your eye with your finger or hand, blanket or sheet. If you have no eye pain but the redness does not look like it is resolving or getting larger then it is time to see your eye physician. ...Read more

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Poked in the eye. Small red spot on sclera and bubble like inflammation. Minor discomfort. What can i do to heal?

Poked in the eye. Small red spot on sclera and bubble like inflammation. Minor discomfort. What can i do to heal?

Time: If your vision is unaffected (not blurred, double, etc) this is most likely a hemorrhage from one of the small vessels in or under the membrane (conjunctiva) over the white of the eye. It should resolve by itself over the next couple of weeks. It does not require treatment. ...Read more