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What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

A nevus: most of these are benign, but should be monitored for growth and / or increased pigmentation. surgical excision would then be recommended. ...Read more

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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more


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I have a dark spot on my white part of the eye. It is at the end of a blood vessel. What could it be?

I have a dark spot on my white part of the eye. It is at the end of a blood vessel. What could it be?

Dark spot: The dark spot may be a conjunctival nevus, benign pigmentation, primary acquired melanosis, melanoma, or other issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and possible excision. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once
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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. ?

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. 
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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

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What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

Can be normal: Darker-skinned people often have areas of pigmentation on their conjunctiva (clear vascular layer over the white). This is normal. You may also have a benign area of degeneration called a pinguecula, which can be caused by sun, dust, and wind. Malignant brown spots on the white of the eye are rare and are usually found in patients much older than you, but if in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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What does it mean when i see glare marks or spots in my eyes all the time? I went to the eye doctor 2wks ago and he said my eye sight was 20/20.

What does it mean when i see glare marks or spots in my eyes all the time?  I went to the eye doctor 2wks ago and he said my eye sight was 20/20.

Cataracts/Floaters: Cataracts may allow 20/20 vision and still cause glare symptoms . Spots usually represent opacities floating (floaters) in the vitreous humor. New floaters need evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white part of the eye is brownish?

What does it mean when the white part of the eye is brownish?

Depends which part: Brown areas on the eye can be benign or suspicious for malignancy. Any new dark or brown areas of the eye should be examined by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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What is the white spot in the corner of the eye?

What is the white spot in the corner of the eye?

Caruncle: If you're referring to the fleshy area in the corner nearest to the nose, it's called the caruncle. ...Read more

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