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I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...Read more


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I have a white dot on the edge of my iris since a week. I wear eye contacts. Is it bacterial infection? Is it dangerous? Eye gets red and irritated.

I have a white dot on the edge of my iris since a week. I wear eye contacts. Is it bacterial infection?   Is it dangerous? Eye gets red and irritated.

Eye irritaion: If the eyes gets irritated and red, something is bothering the eye. Stay away from the contacts for few days, if does not get better have it examined by your Ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Noticed a tiny white dot in top of brown part (iris). What could this be?

Noticed a tiny white dot in top of brown part (iris). What could this be?

Corneal issue: Changes in the iris are rare and usually accompanied by major internal eye issues such as inflammation or trauma. The dot you see is probably on the cornea and could be many things. If the eye is not inflamed or painful and the vision is normal, you can wait a while but if there is one of these problems then have an ophthalmologist look at it. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a white dot on my iris (near 12 'oclock position) it doesn't hurt or irritate me, I wear contacts too. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have a white dot on my iris (near 12 'oclock position) it doesn't hurt or irritate me, I wear contacts too. Should I be worried?

Not to worry: Is it possible you've had it for a long time and just noticed it? Without pain or visual problem,it is unlikely to be significant. Keep an eye on it.(pun intended ) ...Read more

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Hello, i have a white dot on my iris (near 12'oclock position) and when i blink it bothers/irritates me. I do wear contacts, happening for 2 days

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i have a white dot on my iris (near 12'oclock position) and when i blink it bothers/irritates me. I do wear contacts, happening for 2 days

Corneal ulcer: This is most likely (in a contact lens wearer) to be a bacterial ulcer focus on the cornea which appears to be on the iris due to juxtaposition. Remove your contact and seek help from the ophthalmologist to prevent this from spreading or deepening. ...Read more

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I need to know what's this white line/spot along the lower edge of my iris?

I need to know what's this white line/spot along the lower edge of my iris?

Corneal arcus: You are noticing a layering of lipid at the edge of the cornea. This is not on the iris which is inside the eye. Arcus is common and age related and almost never affects eye function or structure. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have gray rings in the outer edge of your iris?

Please explain what it means if you have gray rings in the outer edge of your iris?

Corneal arcus: You are seeing a deposit of lipid at the outer perimeter of the cornea which is called arcus. This is very common and mostly is entirely benign. ...Read more

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Last week noticed tiny white bump on upper edge of left iris. Now there are 3. No pain, but a little redness above them. Concern?

Last week noticed tiny white bump on upper edge of left iris. Now there are 3. No pain, but a little redness above them. Concern?

Bumps on iris: Would seek medical attention at doc/ urgent care/ optometrist . May be infectious vs inflammatory ( antibiotics versus topical steroids) and should be followed up w/in 48 hours ...Read more

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Could white spot on the edge of my iris be a sign of conjunctivitis? Or any idea what this could be?

Could white spot on the edge of my iris be a sign of conjunctivitis? Or any idea what this could be?

Pinguecula: When conjunctivitis occurs, the lining over the white of the eye turns red but sometimes much less so at the site of a normal structure termed pinguecula at the 3 and 9 o'clock position next to the cornea. Patients identify this as a white spot due to the color contrast, but it is a normal structure highlighted in the redness of the eye lining. ...Read more

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