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Doctor insights on: Small White Spot On Iris Of Eye

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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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I see a black spot that takes over my sight in my eye. Small outer edge of light. What is this?

I see a black spot that takes over my sight in my eye. Small outer edge of light. What is this?

Dangerous!: Sounds like you might have a retinal detachment, which could threaten your eyesight. You need to be seen by a specialist as soon as possible.
It could possibly be something less serious, especially if it comes and goes, but don't take any chances with your sight please. Good luck. Read more

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I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

Probably a benign ne: There are many reasons for the bleeding and the surface of the eye easily cleans this out. Probably you did not notice that the place where the blood showed up was where a nevus was, and you have noted it now because the blood caused you to pay attention to that area Read more

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Woke up this morning with small pinkish/redish spot on the white of my eye, no irritation. What could it be?

Woke up this morning with small pinkish/redish spot on the white of my eye, no irritation. What could it be?

Hemorrhage: Sounds like a hemorrhage from one of the blood vessels in the membrane over the white of your eye. Should go away by itself. In the absense of bruising or other hemorrhages, I wouldn't worry about it. Read more

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The blood in my eye started as a small spot a couple days ago now the blood covers my entire eye is this normal?

The blood in my eye started as a small spot a couple days ago now the blood covers my entire eye is this normal?

EYE ISSUE: If you eye looks like this, it is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It is due to rupture of thin blood vessels near the eye surface; often due to coughing, sneezing, rubbing eyes. Almost always rapidly resolving w/ no lasting eye damage. See your doctor if symptoms worsen. Read more

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I see a small bright spot in the same place in my left eye off and on for last 3 days. What is it and when should I get it checked?

I see a small bright spot in the same place in my left eye off and on for last 3 days. What is it and when should I get it checked?

Check soon: It's difficult to say what this is without more information. This could be part of the normal aging of the vitreous gel in the eye and it could also be migraine visual phenomenon. Since other more serious problems are possible it makes sense to see an eye MD if problem persists. Read more

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Hi, wife just saw that o have a white spot in my pupil. It is very small but it can be seen with naked eye. What can this be? I'm 37 years old.

Hi, wife just saw that o have a white spot in my pupil. It is very small but it can be seen with naked eye. What can this be? I'm 37 years old.

Light reflex: The white spot could be the light reflex which appears as a tiny white dot in the middle of the pupil. It should appear the same in both eyes. If this is not the case, schedule an exam with an ophthalmologist to determine what's going on. Read more

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I have a small brown spot in the white of my eye. Sometimes its irritating to my eye. Tried to get it off but couldn't. What could it be?

I have a small brown spot in the white of my eye. Sometimes its irritating to my eye. Tried to get it off but couldn't. What could it be?

Exam: A brown spot on the eye with irritation might be a foreign body & requires an examination. Don't try to remove it yourself. At the same time of the examination, if it's something different, appropriate treatment can be rendered. Make an appointment today. Read more

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Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?

Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?

Flashes ; floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes ; floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. Read more

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Can you tell me if the blind spot in your eye supposed to be big or small?

Can you tell me if the blind spot in your eye supposed to be big or small?

None: There should be no blind spots floaters may appear as tiny blind spots but if you see an abnormal sudden spot see your ophthalmologist. Read more

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Hi my husband have small white spot or pimple in his left eye what it's cause and what he needs to do?

Hi my husband have small white spot or pimple in his left eye what it's cause and what he needs to do?

Possible pinguecula: Without seeing it in person it would be difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. Read more

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There is a small spot in my eye when blinking and moving it around. It's in my right eye only so what could it be?

There is a small spot in my eye when blinking and moving it around. It's in my right eye only so what could it be?

Floater: It could be a" floater" - a benign condition of the connective tissue between the lens and the retina of the eye. However any visual change needs to be evaluated by an eye doctor to rule out a potentially more serious (yet treatable) medical condition. Read more

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I just got ashes in ny eye from a cigarette it dosent hurt and dosent look red well maybe a small spot but im tired. I see clear no problem.?

I just got ashes in ny eye from a cigarette it dosent hurt and dosent look red well maybe a small spot but im tired. I see clear no problem.?

Probably not: If the ash wasn't smoldering then it would be just like any other foreign body that gets in the eye (like an eyelash). Usually the normal cleansing mechanism of the eye flushes it, sometimes it has to be flushed manually. If you have a sensation of a foreign body then you should be seen so the eye can be flushed properly. Don't rub it, this can scratch the surface of the eye. Read more

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My eye had been irritated and I thought it was my mascara but looked in the mirror I saw a small white spot on the edge of my pupil. What could it be?

My eye had been irritated and I thought it was my mascara but looked in the mirror I saw a small white spot on the edge of my pupil. What could it be?

Pinguecula: You have discovered your pinguecula, a normal deposit of elastic and fatty tissue which all eyes make to protect against wind and dust. Since they have limited blood supply, if the eye gets red then these become highlighted by contrast and stand out as a whitish-yellowish dot. It is benign, normal and nothing to worry about. Read more