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What is it if a child has white spots in thier eyes?

What is it if a child has white spots in thier eyes?

Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing the child. Take the child into see a pediatric eye doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 month old, the white part of his eyes have a blue tint to them what could it be?

Normal: thinner sclera laterally at this age allows the black under coatin of iris to show through; unlees osteogenesis imperfecta runs in family ...Read more

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I have a daughter that is 11 years old and her eyes have some black parts on the sclera. Is it a major problem?

I have a daughter that is 11 years old and her eyes have some black parts on the sclera. Is it a major problem?

Not Usually: Most times those black flecks are only scattered pigment around the sclerae and are benign. Nothing beats a visit to an ophthamologist and a good eye exam. :) ...Read more

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What would it mean when you take a pic and one eye has red-eye, yet the other is milky white in the pupil area?

What would it mean when you take a pic and one eye has red-eye, yet the other is milky white in the pupil area?

Needs exam: If this is a new problem, this person needs an exam. There are multiple possibilities from misalignment of the eyes to cataract to a tumor inside of the eye. If this is a child, they should have an exam urgently (within days). If an adult, the urgency of the exam would depend on other symptoms and whether or not they knew there was a problem already. ...Read more

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Why is it that my right eye has a warmer tint to it when I look at objects and my left eye has a blue tint?

Why is it that my right eye has a warmer tint to it when I look at objects and my left eye has a blue tint?

Normal variation: Color perception is always slightly different in each eye. Normally this is subtle enough that it is not noticed but it will show up on testing. You probably have heightened awareness of these subtle cues - a testament to your perceptive ability. This is not a problem but is a normal variant. ...Read more

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Recently i notice that my 4 year old son quietly remove his eyelicious. This made his white area in the eye turn into red. Is this a decease or habit?

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Recently i notice that my 4 year old son quietly remove his eyelicious. This made his white area in the eye turn into red. Is this a decease or habit?

Have him checked: By eye doctor (ophthalmologist). Could be a habit but he could have an entropion, an uncommon condition of eyelashes turning inward to touch eyeball. ...Read more

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Sometimes when my toddler has a cold or is sleep deprived he gets what looks like a black eye under one of his eyes. What is it and should I be concerned? He does not seem bothered by it, but it just looks awful.

Sometimes when my toddler has a cold or is sleep deprived he gets what looks like a black eye under one of his eyes.  What is it and should I be concerned?  He does not seem bothered by it, but it just looks awful.

Blood vessels : The tiny blood vessels under your eye can become congested during an infection or from lack of sleep. The thin skin under the eyes reveals the blood vessels below the skin and causes the area to have a dark or bruised appearance. ...Read more

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My daughter who is 4 years has a red eye now we are observing this white matter at the edge of her pupil. We as parents are concerned.

My daughter who is 4 years has a red eye now we are observing this white matter at the edge of her pupil. We as parents are concerned.

Conjunctivitis?: It sounds like pink eye. If she has not had an injury, then I recommend you wash the lashes with warm water and baby shampoo. Be careful not to contaminate the other eye. If you have additional information or questions, feel free to post again. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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What does ocular melanosis mean? My baby has dark spots on whites of eyes. Could it be a disease? His vision is 100% and his health is generally good

Descriptive label: The label is a descriptive one meaning the eye surface contains recognized areas of melanin pigment with an unusual pattern. It is usually a benign condition and varies in frequency within several ethnic groups. About 1/20 have a risk over their lifetime of a transformation into a dangerous form of cancer. Regular checkups with an eye doc can recognize the need for treatment if it is ever needed. ...Read more

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Hi my 18month old daughter has a small grey area on the white part of her eyeball. Its not a spot more a patch + can only be seen when she looks up?

Hi my 18month old daughter has a small grey area on the white part of her eyeball. Its not a spot more a patch + can only be seen when she looks up?

Mgt/ workup: Usually this represents an increased area of pigmentation. If she is otherwise well and seems to respond to light, I would suggest a follow up visit with your PCP. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my son says he sees things at the corner of his eyes that are black/dark or like a shadow but when he looks, Nothing's there?normal?

Is it normal that my son says he sees things at the corner of his eyes that are black/dark or like a shadow but when he looks, Nothing's there?normal?

No: Have him se a pediatric ophthalmologist immediately. You don't live far from NYC. Go to either Eye Institute at Columbia or at Cornell, both world renowned places. ...Read more

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My child cried for a long time on our way home. Now there is a huge red splotch on the white of her eyes. What is this & why? Is it from her crying?

My child cried for a long time on our way home. Now there is a huge red splotch on the white of her eyes. What is this & why? Is it from her crying?

Scleral hemorrhage: A scleral hemorrhage occurs when tiny blood vessels in the eye burst, leaving bright red spots of blood in the white of the eye. The blood is trapped by the outermost layer of the eyeball, called the conjunctiva. Eventually, the blood will be absorbed by the eyeball and the red spot will fade in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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We have ringworm in our classroom and it is spreading what can we do our teacher has it in three spots a child has it 2 spots and myself has it 2 times

We have ringworm in our classroom and it is spreading what can we do our teacher has it in three spots  a child has it 2 spots and myself has it 2 times

Ringworm : Ringworm is a fungal infection, no different from an athlete's foot. It's contagious, but not overly contagious. You can't get a fungal infection from someone else without also being susceptible to the fungus, and not everyone is, and not all body parts are equally susceptible. It's easily treated with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams like lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) and others. The problem occurs when people see it's all cleared up in a few days and then stop using the cream. Fungal spores live for 30 days, and they don't wash out of clothing, shoes, etc. So unless the infected kids and teacher keep using the cream for 30 days or even a little longer, they'll keep reinfecting themselves. It's not like scabies or head lice, and there is no need to keep your child out of school because of it. But all this information is predicated on it being accurately diagnosed, and it's not scabies or some other infestation which is very contagious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a daughter that is 11 years old and she has black spots on her sclera. Is this a sign for glaucoma or is this just normal for some people?

I have a daughter that is 11 years old and she has black spots on her sclera. Is this a sign for glaucoma or is this just normal for some people?

Pigment deposit: This is a developmental pigment deposit on the whites of your daughters eyes. Glaucoma at that age will not cause any visible signs unless totally neglected and at late stage when the cornea can get cloudy. Why do you think an 11 year old might have glaucoma in the first place? ...Read more

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Is it normal for a girl to have itchy eyes when straightening her hair?

Is it normal for a girl to have itchy eyes when straightening her hair?

Itchy eyes: If you are using hairspray or other chemical products to straighten your hair, you may be having an allergic response to the product. This may be affecting your eyes. You may want to use a different hair product, and obtain some artificial tears, such as theratears or systane, to use in the eyes. If this does not help, seek help from a local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a friend that is 54, white, female. she has a soft spot like a newborn baby and it is rapidly getting bigger. What would be the cause????????

I have a friend that is 54, white, female.  she has a soft spot like a newborn baby and it is rapidly getting bigger.  What would be the cause????????

Hart to say but....: I would arrange for her to see her doctor as soon as it is convenient. This could be a blood collection or infection under the scalp but it could be something much more important. ...Read more

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My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?

My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?

Diaper structure: Fibers and chemicals in the absorptive padding in disposable diapers can react with urine and leave a pink or orange stain on the lining. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is it if a child has white spots in thier eyes?

Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing the child. Take the child into see a pediatric eye doctor. ...Read more

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Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it.Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read more

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White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

Pingueculae: If these spots are on the white part of the eye, they may be benign growths called pingueculae. If they are on the eyelid, they may be plugged oil glands. ...Read more

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Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Afterimage: The retina can retain images of bright light experienced as an afterimage of white spots. This is normal. If you have flashes and floaters this can be due to the vitreous gel pulling on your retina. Gots your eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have white spots behind your eyes?

What does it mean when you have white spots behind your eyes?

Unclear: I'm not sure what white spots behind the eyes means. If you are seeing white spots, there are a number of causes, which an ophthalmologist can help identify. Of concerns is retinal or vitreous detachment, which can cause intermittent white spots in your vision. ...Read more

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What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

Floaters: Vitreous floaters can cause that and often do sparkling or shooting lights is a different story and could be more serious. ...Read more

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I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when i close them at night. Is this normal ? What could it be?

I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when i close them at night. Is this normal ? What could it be?

No: Could be a type of floater. This could signify an occular migraine or retinal issue. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown). ?

"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown). ?

Corneal arcus: In many, over the years, lipid seeps out of the blood and collects at the edge of the cornea as an arc. This is totally benign and is a surface change. The iris, which provides the basic color to the eye, is inside the eye and is not affected by this although it is underneath. ...Read more

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Have white spots around eyes. They start out small and get bigger in time. Only have them around eyes. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

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Have white spots around eyes. They start out small and get bigger in time. Only have them around eyes. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Check triglycerides: These could be a lot of different things, but you should have your triglycerides checked if they have not been. In patient's with very high triglycerides they can develop something called xanthelasmas. It is at least worth looking into. ...Read more

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A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?

A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?

Brushfield spots: The iris in some individuals can manifest white spots where the pigment is less concentrated. These are from birth and have no effect on the vision or health of the eyes. Look else where for a cause of the pain. ...Read more

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14wks preg..Sometimes I get blurred vision, like a light is being shown in my eyes and there are white spots. What is this?

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14wks preg..Sometimes I get blurred vision, like a light is being shown in my eyes and there are white spots. What is this?

Call your doctor...: This sounds like scotomata, visual changes that accompany gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. You should call your obstetrician's or midwife's office line to ask what they think you should do without delay. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having non stop head aches and been lighteheaded and have white spots in my eyes and i feel really weak and tired?

See your doc: You need to see a doctor asap for evaluation. You may be anemic with low blood pressure or other cause for your problem. What do you mean by white spot in your eye? ...Read more

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Recently white spots in my eyes looks like lace lasts 1 min. 3 or 4x also dizzy spells when lying down. Cataract operation 10 years ago. Serious?

Recently white spots in my eyes looks like lace lasts 1 min. 3 or 4x  also dizzy spells when lying down. Cataract operation 10 years ago. Serious?

Check it out!: What you are describing seems more like a blood pressure related item, systemic issue, rather than the eyes. I would start off with the primary care doctor! ...Read more

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I have a sore eye which is red and inflamed. There is afew white spots below my eye?

Red eye: Please consult with me if you can: need to know if you are light sensitive, pain with eye movement which are signs of more significant, potentially blinding issue. ...Read more

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Whats the white spots/patches that starts around my babys eye and now spreading on her cheek and forehead?

Whats the white spots/patches that starts around my babys eye and now spreading on her cheek and forehead?

Milia: Milia or neonatal acne is very common. I attached a picture of what it can look like. Goes away on its in in a few weeks. Not to worry. Enjoy your newborn. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more