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Could white spot on the edge of my iris be a sign of conjunctivitis? Or any idea what this could be?

Could white spot on the edge of my iris be a sign of conjunctivitis? Or any idea what this could be?

Pinguecula: When conjunctivitis occurs, the lining over the white of the eye turns red but sometimes much less so at the site of a normal structure termed pinguecula at the 3 and 9 o'clock position next to the cornea. Patients identify this as a white spot due to the color contrast, but it is a normal structure highlighted in the redness of the eye lining. ...Read more

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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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Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more

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Cloudy vision in left eye, just got over conjunctivitis. I see I have a white spot (not raised) inside my upper eyelid. What can this be?

Cloudy vision in left eye, just got over conjunctivitis. I see I have a white spot (not raised) inside my upper eyelid. What can this be?

Ophthalmologist: See an ophthalmologist ASAP. Without examining this there is no way in which to predict what it might be, but your eyesight is precious and can be damaged permanently if not treated rapidly. Go now and see an expert. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help! I have white spot on my eye - mostly near iris edge. Any ideas?

Help! I have white spot on my eye - mostly near iris edge. Any ideas?

Pinguecula: Not a serious thing, can become red and inflamed. Caused by uv light and exposure the the elements. ...Read more

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I have pink eye but have no idea what kind of pink I I have. Can you help me?

I have pink eye but have no idea what kind of pink I I have. Can you help me?

Not online: You will need direct examination to get more specifics as to why your eye is red. The list is too long and can be difficult to narrow this down online. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some ideas for physical activity. I want to lift weights, should I do this with pink eye if I have the energy?

Can you tell me some ideas for physical activity. I want to lift weights, should I do this with pink eye if I have the energy?

OK to exercise: It is ok to exercise with pink eye (conjunctivitis) but remember that it can be very contagious. People can pick up viruses from inanimate objects even a day after they were touched by someone infected. It does take direct contact, so as long as you don't touch your eyes, or if you wash your hands or use alcohol cleanser it should be ok. The eye itself should be ok if you exercise (not swimming). ...Read more

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I had a cold then cough, then pink eye, and now i still have a cough. It's been a month. It's painful. Any ideas? Gets worse at night.

I had a cold then cough, then pink eye, and now i still have a cough. It's been a month. It's painful. Any ideas? Gets worse at night.

See doctor: Some people may suffer a lingering cough for weeks after a cold but nonetheless one needs to consider asthma as a potential cause. Sinus infection is another possibility. Best to see your doctor given the duration and severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am 24 and have been experiencing pain in the back of my right eye. No pink eye or stye present. No sinus infection. Ideas?

I am 24 and have been experiencing pain in the back of my right eye. No pink eye or stye present. No sinus infection. Ideas?

See ophthalmologist: Your vision is too precious to fool with and you should make very sure very quickly that nothing is going to damage your eye. Following that, if nothing is found it may be necessary to have an MRI with thin orbital slices done with contrast to determine if there may be a tumor in back of the eyeball. Please go and get evaluated soon. ...Read more

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I woke up with a red spot on my eye and it has only grown larger it feels dry irritated and itchy but don't look like pink eye much darker what should?

I woke up with a red spot on my eye and it has only grown larger it feels dry irritated and itchy but don't look like pink eye much darker what should?

Please see an eye: doctor or go to the emergency room to have this looked at. This may still be pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis), but it also could be a scratch on the eye or a broken blood vessel (could happen from vomiting or trauma) or the start of a viral or allergic conjunctivitis. The only way to tell is to be examined. ...Read more

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I noticed a big red spot on my eyeball today and thought it was pink eye, but now think it is a broken blood vessel. Does it require treatment?

I noticed a big red spot on my eyeball today and thought it was pink eye, but now think it is a broken blood vessel. Does it require treatment?

Subconj heme: No treatment required. Blood over the white part of the eye is usually from a broken blood vessel causing a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It is rarely serious. Blood thinning agents like Coumadin (warfarin) and Aspirin can make you more prone to have the problem. High blood pressure and straining can cause it. Rubbing the eye can cause it. Sometimes, no cause is found. See your eye md if concerned. ...Read more

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Have a virus - pink eye going away but now I have bad pain in throat (feels like a shard of glass) in same spot for few days. Is that from the virus?

Have a virus - pink eye going away but now I have bad pain in throat (feels like a shard of glass) in same spot for few days. Is that from the virus?

Strep test: should be done. The sore throat is most likely due to the virus which caused the pink eye. However, both could be due to Strep. It is not unusual for Strep to cause conjunctivitis (pink eye). It is a good idea to have a Strep test done when you have a sore throat. Left untreated for >7 days, Strep throat can cause rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. It is just not worth the risk. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son have white spot inside his lower eye lid (both eyes). Have any idea what is that?

My 3 year old son have white spot inside his lower eye lid (both eyes). Have any idea what is that?

Hard to say: But since they appear to be symmetrical in both eyes, and you don't describe any acute illness, they may just be normal granulation tissue from the past. If there is redness, swelling, any discharge or pain, you should go to see your child's doctor for an examination and proper diagnosis. Take care:) ...Read more

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Headache R side parietal area Q2wks that hasn't gone away; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. Ideas?

Headache R side parietal area Q2wks that hasn't gone away; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. Ideas?

See a neurologist: MRI should rule out any serious reason such as tumor, cyst stroke. Make sure the MRI is a contrasted study to rule out any vascular lesions. You are right to get this worked up as the symptoms sound like more than a migraine although it could be . ...Read more

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I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday.  Have congested nasal passages and drainage.  It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my eye conjunctivitis?

What should I do to help my eye conjunctivitis?

Hygiene: The by far most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. There is no actual treatment for this. You should keep the eye clean, and take care not to spread the condition to your family, coworkers and friends. These are self limited conditions which will self heal in 3-10 days in most cases. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting conjunctivitis in the same eye?

How come i keep getting conjunctivitis in the same eye?

See Eye MD: Find out why you are getting it. Recurrent or chronic conjunctiviits can be diagnosed and managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood vessels. Therefore, all forms of conjunctivitis have varying degrees of associated redness. However, not all redness is caused by conjunctivitis. For example, a broken blood vessel can cause redness but is not caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more