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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

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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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 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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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

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

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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?

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

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What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

Infant rubbing: Eye and ear rubbing by an infant could be habitual in nature but it could be related to allergy, viruses, or other causes. I would recommend ruling out other issues by seeing your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will a dark spot remover OTC for under the eyes work to remove redness on my hand caused by psoriasis?

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

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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

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

Floaters: If your eye exam is normal and it moves within your vision it is probably a floater. These are benign pieces of protein in the vitreous humor of the eye that casts a shadow on the retina. These have a tendency to move in and out of the visual field. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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What is this dark spot in my eye? It is slightly darker and transluscent.

What is this dark spot in my eye? It is slightly darker and transluscent.

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

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Dark spot under eye?

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

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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 a white spot mean in your eye?

What does a white spot mean in your eye?

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

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Dark spot in white part of eye. Does it go?

Dark spot in white part of eye. Does it go?

Depends: A red blood spot will normally clear in days to a week. A darker pigmented spot is similar to a freckle and will stay. One can also get other spots like nevi (moles) or even cancers. Go see your eye md and have it looked at. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 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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I have a dark spot beside my eyebrow and when it gets dry its gets white, what could cause this?

I have a dark spot beside my eyebrow and when it gets dry its gets white, what could cause this?

Darky peri-eye spot: May be eczema or psoriasis or if older (> 50)actinic keratosis. Basal/squamousl cell carinoma. F/u with dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my face under my eye. What would have caused it?

I have a dark spot on my face under my eye. What would have caused it?

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