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Whats Does Dark Spot In My Infants Eyes Mean
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
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
If im seeing spots in my vision like squiggly lines black and brown and my eye really dark does that mean vision loss? I have hydro
See eye doctor ASAP!: Squiggly lines in the vision with what sounds like a loss of vision (as you describe"dark vision") is worrisome for a hemorrhage inside the eye or a retinal detachment. While the floaters you describe are often associated with normal aging changes of the vitreous gel, sometimes complications like bleeding or a retinal detachment can follow. See your eye doctor immediately! ...Read more
There is a dark grey irregular shaped spot on the white portion of my baby girl's eyeball (8 months old), what's that? Is it going to go away later?
Normal: Many people brown or gray spots on the white part of the eye called the sclera. It is pretty common. This is scleral melanocytosis. It is not harmful and treatment is usually considered cosmetic. ...Read more
Is glow in the dark stickers safe on infant eyes?, especially that I intend to stick them on the ceiling.
No problem: There is no danger from glow in the dark stickers. ...Read more
Is pigmentation in baby's eyes normal? There's black spot in my friend's baby eyes. And he had bad diarhea. Could it be because of herpes?
I have dark spot on top of nose, that is between eyes please suggest me a cream for it in indian market and home remedies. I got this spot of injury?
Depends if hyperpigm: Hyperpigmented from trauma or because it's a dark mole that's growing. In either case, your doctor should look at it. It's difficult to treat, b/c bleaching agents would depigment your normal melanin around this. So, it needs to be evaluated first to determine the best treatment and approach. If it's from a scar, sometimes laser helps, but not sure in india. An ayurvedic phyician may help too. ...Read more
Will a dark spot remover OTC for under the eyes work to remove redness on my hand caused by psoriasis?
Hand spot remover.: This depends on the contents of the spot remover. However, it is my opinion that it will not help. ...Read more
What does it mean if I see a pulsing red spot with my eyes closed? It's not a flash. It slowly and rhythmically pulses dimming and brightening.
Nothing: Ignore it and do ur reg exercise and work. ...Read more
Is ponds clarant B3 dark spot correcting cream good for my skin? I'm 17 years old need to get rid of bags under eyes
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I have a dark spot in my vision, what could this be? The optometrist that I saw said that my eyes looked good, no retinal detachment or eye diseases
How can I get rid of a dark scar? How can I get rid of a dark scar that I got right between my eyes? It makes me look indian and I want it gone. Its dark and came from screatching a pimple but ended as a scab and left a really dark spot, ps: I've had it
Hard : Hard to tell without seeing this spot but it sounds like possibly post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can take time to fade. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who might prescribe a fade cream containing hydroquinone, a good sunscreen like elta md, and perhaps a product like obagi clear. Read more about elta md and obagi at the link below. ...Read more
I put allergy eye drops in her eye & noticed a red vein with a dark spot at end, in both eyes. In same area. Drops made her eyes burn more.
Type of drop: Without an actual picture, it is hard to tell what the problem is. As for burning- when the eyes are irritated, even plain saline may burn. On the other hand, an antihistamine eye drop called Optivar tends to cause more burning than others. Try refrigerating the eye drop to see if it cuts down the sting. ...Read more
20yo guy. Dark brown eyes. A small black spot in on iris. Last eye checkup was 5-6 mnths ago. Seems slightly raised. Vision=ok. Pupil=ok concerns:melanoma?
Highly unlikely: Don't panic and let your opthamologist tell what they think it is. ...Read more
Floater: Usually just a vitreous floater caused by thin strands of connective tissue that run through the vitreous jelly in the back of your eye. Sometimes, however, there can be blood in the eye from diabetic retinopathy or trauma. Sometimes just a dry spot or a little allergy. Go see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) who will establish the exact cause. ...Read more
Many options: Is this a new event? Or something of long-standing? Is it asymptomatic or does it hurt? Is it growing, bulging above skin level, inflammatory? If any of these questions are positive, then you should consult with your ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. Once pathology is eliminated then a cosmetic approach might be considered. ...Read more
Pinguecula?: Actinic damage can manifest as small yellow-white "bumps", usually @ the 3:00 ; 9:00 position along the surface of the conjunctiva in the horizontal interlid area. These are benign. Tears ; uv blocking lenses are appropriate. ...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
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
Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?
Flashes ; floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes ; floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more
I noticed a large dark spot in the center of my vision in each eye. I can only see it in dim light. And smaller speckles keep appearing every day.
See an Eye doctor: This could be serious. Please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I just suddenly started to see a huge black circle /spot in the middle of my eye and I can't see well now everything I see is all dark. Is this seriou?
Yes, very serious!: It is usual for someone at age 28 to develop a vitreous detachment. More commonly, it is a retinal detachment. No matter what, this is most likely a retinal issue and needs urgent evaluation. Please do not delay, you need to see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) preferably! ...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
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
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