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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?

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