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When Seeing White Spots When Eyes Are Closed
I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when I close them at night. Is this normal? What could it be?
My 8 year old is seeing white spots. Couple of weeks ago he asked us whether it is snowing outside... we saw an eye dr, all good with the eye.
Mgt: I would recommend a retinal exam and metabolic screening blood tests. This is potentially a serious symptom and warrants follow up. ...Read more
I have had a really bad headache the past few days. Just checked my BP and it 165/111 hr 81. Chest tightness and seeing white spots flicker in my eye?
Go to the ER: Your BP isn't that high but your symptoms are what are most disturbing. You should be evaluated tonight. ...Read more
I have 3 really tiny white spots located under my lower eyelid (where I put my eyeliner on) and those spots itch like crazy at times. Should I see an eye dr or dermatologist for it or is there something I do myself to stop the itchiness?
See eye doctor: See eye doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
See eye doctor: It could be cysts, xanthaloma, molluscom.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the white spots/patches appears on babys face? It starts sorrounds her eyes now spreading on her cheek
BIRTH MARKS: Some kind of birth marks not cafe- au-lait (dark discolorations). ...Read more
"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
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
A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?
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
I have noticed that in the past year I started to get white spots around my eyes, mouth and now around my fingers. What could this be and had caused i?
Needs to be seen: This does not fit any pattern. It needs to be seen to effectively diagnosis and treat. ...Read more
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?
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
What's the white spots/patches that starts around my babys eye and now spreading on her cheek and forehead?
My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. What is happening?
Eye itching: Eye itching & swelling which white spots above eyelashes: usually due to demodex or staphlococcus blepharitis. Consult with us to get Rx to help you get better faster. ...Read more
I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?
I have three small, white spots in my tear duct and my eye is super itchy and watery. What could this be and how can I fix it?
I had what I though was a stye on my eye but now it has a couple white spots under the lid and a hard lump, could it be a chalazia?
Blepharitis: It sounds like you have posterior blepharitis that produce the red eyelid margins and whitish oil gland orifices (inspissation) results in irritation & soreness. Very warm compresses x 10' 2-4 times/day, eyelid massages with diluted baby shampoo, artificial tears, fish/flaxseed oil are the usual initial treatment. If more care is needed see eye md for more aggressive help. ...Read more
My mother had results of an MRI after she had lost some vision in her right eye, results also showed 12 white spots/fluid on the surface of her brain?
Consider this: Depending on age and medical condition, she may have suffered blood vessel obstruction of retinal artery, and may well possess significant risk for future additional strokes. Need to evaluate risk factors, and use proactive interventions. Consider usage of an antiplatelet agent, such as clopidigrel, or aggrenox. Check heart and peripheral vasculature. ...Read more
Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?
Dryness is possible: A common cause of redness and irritation with contacts is dryness. Other issues are contact lens overwear and improper management. Are you removing the lens each night? Are you rinsing it well after cleaning before insertion? Check with the initial fitter of the lens to see if some changes need be made. ...Read more
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
Occasional flashing blind spots in eyes and I see flashing when my eyes are closed. What is causing this?
My 36lb son jumped onfo my back earlier. Didn't hurt then, but heads pounding, see spots w/eyes open or closed, off balance some. These related @ all.
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
I am seeing spots similiar to when you stare at a light too long. What might cause this? There is a slight pain behind my eyes as well
Floaters: Most commonly this is caused by the dissolving of the vitreous humor that fills the back of the eye--this is normal and as this gel dissolves, bits can break off and float around looking like spots floating around. As this sometimes can proceed a retinal tear or detachment, you need to have your eyes dilated and examined. ...Read more
I keep seeing bright spots in my vision even when I close my eyes and having headaches almost everyday. What causes this?
If I turn my eyes to the corner (up, left, down, right) without turning my head I can faintly see 2 big dark spots in center. What is that?
I'm here again. Still seeing lots of spots and waves in eyes ive done every eye exam and they didn't find anything. Plz give me suggestions I never had?
Must understand it: If a person sees things like outlines, spots, shadows, waves, etc... and has been to 2 ophthalmologists (so not merely a single opinion) who have done full analyses of the eyes and their components (such as cornea, lens, vitreous, retina, nerve, etc.) and all appears normal, then that person may presume that what he sees is really his brain's interpretation of the input data collected by his eyes. ...Read more
Entoptic phenomena: In most cases this represents what is called entoptic phenomena, where you eyes send false signals to the brain. The retina is normally stimulated by light, but touch stimuli to the eye or even the quick temporary changes in eye pressure that occur with eyelid closure can cause these to occur. Your retina can also send afterimage signals when going from light to dark. ...Read more
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