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Dr. Richard Hector
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What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

Dr. Richard Hector
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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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Dr. Todd Purkiss
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What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

Dr. Todd Purkiss
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What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

Depends: It could simply be an area of increased pigmentation, like a freckle. I would recommend having your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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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?

Dr. Jay Bradley
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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?

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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Dr. Michael Ham
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What to do if I have a spot on the white part of my eyeball (unsure of the name for the white part of the eye) cont. Below?

Dr. Michael Ham
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What to do if I have a spot on the white part of my eyeball (unsure of the name for the white part of the eye) cont. Below?

Pinguecula: Sounds like a pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors. Sometimes you do not notice them until there is inflammation causing a red background making the white spot(s) more noticeable. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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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. ?

Dr. Donald Colantino
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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. 
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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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Dr. Zachary Veres
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A spec of dust or something hit me in the eye now their is a small black spot on the white part of my eye. Are black spots serious?

Dr. Zachary Veres
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A spec of dust or something hit me in the eye now their is a small black spot on the white part of my eye. Are black spots serious?

Eye problem: Not serious but could be a foreign body. Need to see a doctor to be assessed ...Read more

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

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Thomas Wolf
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What are these brown spots on the eye of my penis?

Dr. Thomas Wolf
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What are these brown spots on the eye of my penis?

Contact urologist: Not an eye issue. Consult urology.

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Dr. William Dieck
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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.

Dr. William Dieck
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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.

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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Dr. Richard Lehrer
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What does it mean when the white part of the eye is brownish?

Dr. Richard Lehrer
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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