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What Would Cause White Spot On Colored Part Of Eye
Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is a not uncommon complication of contact lens use. It is usually due to a bacterial infection and can appear as a white spot that is on the cornea in front oif the colored part of the eye(iris). This is a treatable emergency and you shoulod see an eyemd immediately. In sme cases it can lead to blinding complications due to scarring of the cornea or expansion of the infection. ...Read more
Normal variant: Need more info. How long has it been present? Getting bigger? Any vision changes? Most of the time these are not worrisome. Would need to see it to diagnose. ...Read more
Hmmm usually: Blood. Bleeding in this part of the eye can be innocuous. But if persistent see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Gray eye spot: The most common cause of a gray eye spot as we age is senile scleral plaques. They are benign and do not cause any problems. ...Read more
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
I have brown spot in the white part of my eye , i had it for 2 years now and it starting to itch?
Benign nevus: Brown pigmentation deposits on the white of the eye (actually in the conjunctival lining over the white of the eye) are common, especially in pigmented races. Is this spot the same size over the two years you have noticed it? There are many reasons for eye itching and misbehaving spots are usually not the cause. See if it is present on an old picture. And then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
There is a small brown spot in my left eyeball on the white part and it was present since birth what does it mean?
Something got in my eye, I managed to get it out but it left a dark spot on the white part of my eye that hurts. Should I just let it heal on its own?
Nevus: Please have an eye specialist with on health tap video or in person check you. You want to make sure it's nothing dangerous such as conjunctival melanoma or it could be benign such as a mole aka nevus. Many times it may have already been there but patients notice it because of some event such as the foreign body that got in you eye. ...Read more
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
Make an appt dermat.:
Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist that has computerised mole scanning. This can be anything from a simple Solar Lentigo to Lentigo Maligna Melanoma.
Your dermatologist will scan, or take a biopsy of the lesion and send for histological diagnosis by a pathologist. ...Read more
Many causes: You need to have this checked because there are many possible causes of this. A new floater is a common cause, but the floater would tend to move around and not be exactly in the center of the vision. All other causes are mostly involving the retina, so a dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist is indicated. Even if it just a floater, the dilated exam is indicated to rule out a retinal tear. ...Read more
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for these symptoms, ranging from sinus inflammation, iritis, migraine headaches, temporal arteritis, cluster headaches, among others. Affected individual should be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule-out eye-related causes, and perhaps by a neurologist, or neuro-ophthalmologist, if the eye exam fails to provide an explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more
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
Hard to say!: It's difficult to say without seeing this. Your description does not give enough information to give you a decent answer. Sometimes a white or yellow bump can appear and sometimes seems to spread over the colored part of your eye, and this is called pinquecula. Use a google search with that word in it, & see if that is what you have. If so, ask your question again, say whether it looks it or not ...Read more
SPOT ON CORNER EYE:
SINCE I CANNOT SEE THIS, IT WOULD BE BEST TO SEE YOU REGULAR DOCTOR.
HE OR SHE MAY REFER YOU TO AN EYE SPECIALIST.
DONT WAIT AND BEST LUCK ...Read more
I have a dark spot beside my eye brow and when it gets dry its gets white, what could cause this?
What can cause blood to accumulate on a spot in your eye then spread after a while? and how can be done in that case?
Hemorrhage: You have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is a minor seepage from a vein in your conjunctiva (the lining of the eye over top of the white sclera). This will spread for a few days and can be quite dramatic but your eye will steadily remove it and restore the normal appearance. These are usually benign unless they reflect trauma or underlying poor blood clotting. Have patience; it will clear. ...Read more
Hi i'm keia I have this white spot on the outside of the iris of my eye. I'm really scared can you tell me what that is and caused by ?
Consultation: Your ophthalmologist (md) needs to see this concern of yours and can best advise you. ...Read more
I have a reddish spot in the outer part of my right eye. It's been there for months, painless and not really disfiguring. What can it be?
Eye lesion: Its tough to say without being able to see the lesion in person! Consider seeing a doctor or scheduling a HealthTap consultation. The fact that it is painless is good but does not necessarily mean the spot is benign. ...Read more
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
Broken vessel: A bright red spot on the white of the eye with no other symptoms is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage otherwise known as a broken blood vessel just under the outer surface of your eye. It is not dangerous and will resolve on it's own in a few days to a week in most cases. ...Read more
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