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Red Spot On The White Of My Eye
Woke up and out of no where there is a huge red spot in the white of my eye. No pain and can see normal. Is concern needed?
Probably not.: This sounds like a sub conjunctival hemorrhage, a broken blood vessel underneath the thin transparent membrane over the white of the eye. It will not cause any permanent problem and will go away by itself in 2-3 weeks. You should have it checked by your doctor though just to be sure this is what it is. ...Read more
Timing?: Depends on the cause of the red spot. If it is a bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage), it may take about 2 weeks to go away. These are generally benign and self limited, and often a result of minor trauma, such as rubbing your eyes. If it is something else and has persisted for awhile, i'd recommend an exam to reassure that it doesn't require a different treatment. ...Read more
Hemorrhage: This is probably a seepage from a small vein in the conjunctiva which creates a very thin pool of blood in the normally closed space between the transparent conjunctiva and the underlying white sclera. It may increase in size due to spread (not due to further blood leakage) but will be absorbed in 3-10 days. If it persists after than see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I am curious. .. I had a red spot in the white section of my eye... It was gone the day after... What is the cause of this? Thanks!
Broken blood vessel: Most likely you had a subconjunctival hemorrhage or broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. These can happen if you lifted something heavy or if you were straining. Also, a hard sneeze or cough can cause that. It does not damage the eye or cause any problems with the vision. If it happens again you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have a large red spot in the white part of my eye. Does it need any special attention? It does not hurt and my vision seems the same.
Red spot: If the red spot is new and does not clear in 2-4 weeks, then call your local eye doctor for a checkup. ...Read more
Has anyone got ideas, my daughter is 10 and has a red spot under eye bag with red surrounding it, it's deep red and redness has got bigger thanks?
The Inner part of her eye has a really red spot on the white if the eye. It is not painful and does not itch.?
Old or recent?: If this red spot just recently appeared it could be a ruptured tiny blood vessel in the white of the eye. These are usually not serious, cause no discomfort and resolve within a week. If the spot has been present for weeks, have an ophthalmologist examine it. ...Read more
My daughter has a red spot on the white of her eye, this appeared about 3 years ago, optometrist said its just a freckle shoul she get it removed?
Depends: Most freckles on the whites of the eyes are brownish in color. Red spots could include minor vascular loops termed angiomas. Penetrating nerves through the whites look greyish black. Check with a pediatric ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis and the possibility (or need) for removal. This is not something optometrists have the background for. ...Read more
Conjunctival hemorr: Very common and harmless broken capillary from coughing, sneezing, blowing nose very hard, etc. These clear spontaneously and should not cause alarm. ...Read more
Red spot on eye: Take a picture and send it if you can. Most red spots are not dangerous; can be due to: irritation, dryness, allergy; broken blood vessel; pinguecula; pterygium; foreign body; tumor. See your eyemd otherwise to be sure nothing of concern if persists or if have any pain or vision change. ...Read more
Broken vessel: A bright red spot on the white of the eye with no other symptoms is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage otherwise known as a broken blood vessel just under the outer surface of your eye. It is not dangerous and will resolve on it's own in a few days to a week in most cases. ...Read more
Impossible to know: Without seeing it. Can you upload a photo? ...Read more
Many things: Red spots can be caused by small hemorrhages that are common and benign. They can also be caused by small growths on the eye surface called pinguecula. They can be caused by vascular malformations and yes, they can be caused by episcleritis or scleritis which are intrinsic inflammations of the eye. ...Read more
Have eye doctor look: At it. Depends where this dot is 'under your eye'. Is it on the eyball conjunctiva (white area?) Is it on the lid margin? Is it on the lower eyelid? It may be important to have it viewed under the slit lamp microscope to take a better look at it, and see what's going on. ...Read more
After images: After we close our eyes, especially in brightly lit environments, we will see images of what we were looking at for a short period of time. This is due to the fact that our retinal pigments have been stimulated by the lights and take some time to recover from those lights. You are noticing the residual images from this. ...Read more
Upon waking or opening my eyes, I see a small transparent red spot in the center of my vision lasting 1-2 seconds. Should I be concerned?
Red spot noticeable: It is not common to see a red spot when you awaken. And if you see any red or pink spots, you should go to your eye doctor and have it examined. Through a dilated fundoscopic examination, they can pinpoint what is causing it, and what needs to be done, or if it just needs to be monitored. Yes, be concerned, and get a second opinion if you need to. ...Read more
Probably not: Sometimesstraing like coughing, sneezing or straining can cause red spote. Of corse if this is after being out in the wind or gardening it represent a foreign body on the surface. If she is taking blood thinners this can be serious if iy is spontaneous. If in doubt seek evaluation. ...Read more
Vaseline: Try putting vaseline on it for a week. If this does not make it go away, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
I poke white part of my eye hour ago with fingernail while taking out contact. Shows dark red spot that hurts will it stop hurting on its own?
Hemorrhage: Your white of your eye likely has a small hemorrhage from the mild eye trauma from pinching the contact lens. It's self limited & usually resolves in a week. The pain should resolve soon. Your eye may feel slight irritated though. Try frequent artificial tears (4-6 times). If your symptoms worsen with any change in vision, seek attention by your eye MD. ...Read more
What does it mean if I see a pulsing red spot with my eyes closed? It's not a flash. It slowly and rhythmically pulses dimming and brightening.
Nothing: Ignore it and do ur reg exercise and work. ...Read more
There is red spot In my eyeball. I don't know what I did? I was itching it earlier but, I don't know if that caused it. What did I do to my eye?
Likely a bruise: By your history, you likely have a bruise of the white part of your eye, which is actually a thin semitransparent membrane with blood vessels surrounding your eyeball. It's elastic so that while rubbing your eyelids the delicate blood vessels may break and cause a hemorrhage (bruise) which appears bright red. This is usually benign & resolves in 1-2 weeks. Zaditor™ may help reduce itching; tears 2 ...Read more
Eye was streaming yesterday while I was out in the cold (0 c). Now I have a burning, puffy & red spot under my eye. How best to treat or let heal?
Dryness: I will assume when you say streaming that it was tearing. This is likely due to increased drying in the cold and or wind. This can sometimes result in redness in the area of drying. This will usually be self limited. If there is pain you should see an eye care professional. ...Read more
My baby girl has a red spot on Her white of her eye. I am worried as to what it could be. Also, after every letter I type on here the cursor moves.
That could be a: Broken blood vessel from delivery, depending on the age of your baby. If it seems painful, it could also be that she poked her eye with her nail, or someone else's. I would still recommend that you have her doctor examine her and he/she will be able to tell you for sure. ...Read more
I had a red spot on my right cheekbone at th top just down and round slightly from my eye and two hours later it swollen concideratlyis this ok? ??
Skin infection?: Did you get bit or stung by a bug? Does it itch? Did you have a pimple there? A red area if warm, painful and spreading could be do a skin infection (called cellulitis). If it itches, this is less likely and maybe due to a bite or a reaction to a soap or lotion. If it is a skin infection and it spreads rapidly this is serious and you need to get seen at an ED especially if you have a fever ...Read more
I have a tiny red spot on the skin just below my eye. It is not raised and is not itching and there is no pain. What is it? And how can I remove it?
I got hit in the eye three years ago. There is a red spot in the eye ever since. Looks like a subconjunctival hemmorhage. Why has it not been healin?
See ophthalmologist: The red spot most likely is from a burst blood vessel. It may or may not reabsorb. However to really get an answer you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more
I have a newish (maybe a week) red spot under my eye. It's circular, about half the size of a dime. It seems like it's just dry skin but it seems odd?
I have noticed a red spot in my right eye...it was a little itchy prior to this but don't know if its connected. The right eye is slightly red and gla?
Red spot by itself: Is not a big a deal as many red spots together appearing on your eye. Do you know what you were doing prior to it appearing? That's also a good thing to know. What is 'gla'? If your eye is bothering you, it's time to see your eye docto and have it looked under a microsope. (slit lamp exam) so she/he can tell you exactly what's going on. This will give you peace of mind. ...Read more
Reddish eye lesion: If sudden and abrupt, then a vessel may have broken and caused a "subconjunctival" (under the clear portion but above the white of the eye) hemorrhage. This is self-limiting in most cases. If it has arisen over time then it can be indicative of an inflammatory process or vascular abnormality. If there is pain or vision change then see your provider immediately. ...Read more
7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?
Red skin: 7 years is a little old for a capillary hemanioma, do his eye seem to be red all the time, molluscum contagiousum is also possible. I would have to see a picture of this to make sure. ...Read more
My son has a red spot about 2mm on the white of his eye. Should I take him to the doctor or just ignore?
Can u advice for red spot in the right eye corner on white portion. I checkef my BP its 126 and 82. I have no itching or pain?
Subconjunctival heme: This sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage, but i'd recommend an eye exam by your eye doctor tell for sure. Most of the time these hemorrhages happen spontaneously, but they can occur from valsalva maneuvers (coughing, sneezing, vomiting, lifting a heavy weight, straining in the bathroom, etc), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or blood thinners. They will resolve on their own. ...Read more
On the inner corner of my left eye there is a red spot that is sometimes dry and peel and also hurts or itches. What could this be?
ITCHY RED SPOT EYE: IF THIS HAS BEEN THERE FOR SOME TIME YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST ...Read more
Experienced temporary partial blindness, for a minute, and when I looked in mirror there is a bright red spot on white area of eye. Its still there.
My 18 month old son scratched the sclera which is the white part of his eye he has a red spot and some red lines. Half of is eye is red. What should?
Subconjunctiva blood: It sounds like your son got a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This just means that a small blood vessel that lies within the conjunctiva broke and the blood is trapped under the conjunctiva which is a clear layer of tissue that lays over the sclera (white part of the eye). You should still have him see an eye doctor to confirm this and rule-out any further damage. It will last 7-14 days before clearing. ...Read more
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