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White Dot On Cornea Of Eye
Pingueculum: It's probably a pingueculum, particularly if it is painless. These usually occur in the inner and/or outer white part of the eye. May be yellowish and occasionally can become inflamed. Other possibilities could include a cyst, scar, foreign body, calcium, limbal dermoid, tumor and others. If concerned see an eye md. ...Read more
I wake up this morning with pain in my right eye. My eye was red and i looked at the mirror to find theres a white dot at my cornea. What is it?
Eval: I am sorry, but the description is to vague to venture even a guess. Why not have it evaluated by your physician or your opthamologist. ...Read more
Floaters: Floaters are thickenings in the vitreous jelly inside the eye. They are common with age, myopia, inflammation, trauma, and other issues. They are benign and do not damage your vision. Rarely, they can cause retinal tears which may require laser treatment. Otherwise, no treatment is needed. In very rare cases, the floaters can become dense enough to block vision and may need surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhage: Most red spots on the white of the eye represent subconjunctival hemorrhages which usually are of no pathological significance . They frequently are secondary to damaging superficial conjunctival vessels from eye rubbing, coughing or sneezing. If there is any pain, blurred vision or foreign body sensation it should be evaluated by a physician , otherwise it should resolve without treatment. ...Read more
About 2 weeks: Subconjunctival hemorrhage (a small bleed on the surface of the eye) goes away in about 2 weeks. If the red dot is a blood vessel loop or being caused by something else, it may not go away at all. If the red dot is inside your eye, you should have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Floater vs. macula : If the black dot moves with head movement, the dot is probably a floater. In a small child, this might be congenital. A dilated retinal exam can confirm this. If it does not move, it suggests a macular lesion in the retina. Again, the examination of the retina will determine this. Solar retinopathy, from sun-gazing, is also possible. ...Read more
There is a tiny red dot on my eye. It's not bothering me but it's been there for 2 days already. Should i worry?
Hi, I woke this morning with a red dot on my eye which has got bigger from night before, do you know what it could be??
Hemorrhage: This is almost certainly a tiny hemorrhage from a conjunctival vessel. This gets into the space between the conjunctiva and the underlying sclera. Unless you are anti-coagulated, by the time you notice it the bleeding has stopped. But the small blood spot will spread widely over the next several days until your eye absorbs it. If the vision is fine and there is no pain, don't worry. ...Read more