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What does white spot back of eye mean?

What does white spot back of eye mean?

Need more data: A white spot that is in the retina could be normal variant or something serious. Usually seen on eye exam, and not seen with the naked eye, get checked by the eye md since you may not have symptoms. ...Read more

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What does the cloudy white spot on my baby’s eye mean?

What does the cloudy white spot on my baby’s eye mean?

Prompt evaluation: A white spot on the eye is not normal and requires prompt evaluation. The sooner the better. There are many possible causes, and prompt attention is required. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a had a cataract surgery and insertion of lens 5 yrs ago. Now I see pics with flash on, there's a white spot in the eye. Shld I worry?

I have a had a cataract surgery and insertion of lens 5 yrs ago. Now I see pics with flash on, there's a white spot in the eye. Shld I worry?

No: You are likely seeing a light reflection from the anterior aspect of the intraocular lens implant. How's your vision? Glare symptoms from normally expected opacification of the posterior capsule that supports the intraocular lens may also increase the rather whitish reflex too. For reassurance talk to your ophthalmologist. A checkup is usually a good idea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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

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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Can you tell me how I could solve my problem of the blak spot on the eye?

Can you tell me how I could solve my problem of the blak spot on the eye?

Have your eye doctor: Look at it, and measure it. This has to be monitored to make sure that it is not something dangerous. Also the history of how long the 'black dot' been there is critical. So don't delay, and make an appointment to see your eye doctor, and make sure they do a dilated funduscopic examination of the inside of your eyes too. ...Read more

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What can cause a spot on my sclera / white of the eye?

What can cause a spot on my sclera / white of the eye?

Many possibilities: There are many possible "spots" that can occur on the surface of the eye. You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more