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White part of eye is brown. What does that mean?

White part of eye is brown. What does that mean?

Uvea: The layer that is sandwiched between sclera and retina is called uvea and it is usually brown. The iris is part of uvea that is seen and depending on amount of melanin pigmentation it may show from blue to black. Uvea is the layer that supplies blood and nutrients to the retina. ...Read more

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How white does your white part of eye have to be? I heard you can determine your overall health by looking at the white portion.

How white does your white part of eye have to be? I heard you can determine your overall health by looking at the white portion.

To each his own: The whiteness of eyes can be subjective, similar to the whiteness of teeth. The importance lies more in the change from your baseline level of white. Over time, the whites of most people's eyes change, and they can also look more ore less white in different lighting or even when wearing different clothes. Some medical conditions can change the color, but it is not a great marker of overall health. ...Read more

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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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Help, I have black dot on white part of eye?

Help, I have black dot on white part of eye?

Checkup: Is this spot new? Suddenly developed? Result of injury? Is it a lesion that has changed in its appearance over time? Pain? Change I'm vision? An exam is obviously important to diagnose and to establish a treatment plan. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have black dot on white part of eye?

What to do if I have black dot on white part of eye?

Nevi: Sometimes a vein in the sclera shows up as a black spot. A nevus or a pigmented mole the conjunctiva can appear as a black spot. Similarly a Foreign body could give the same appearance. Call your Ophthalmologist and get an exam. ...Read more

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Brown and red in the white part of eye, what is this?

Brown and red in the white part of eye, what is this?

Brown ; red spot: Brown ; red spots on white of eye can be due to: freckle (nevus; genetic changes); pinguecula or pterygium (due to long term sun exposure; usually elevated, starting to grow onto cornea); foreign body; cancer. See an eyemd if any concern of last one. ...Read more

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I have an oily film on eyes also a blue line on the white part of eye?

I have an oily film on eyes also a blue line on the white part of eye?

Most likely dry eyes: Blue line indicates thinning of sclera and associated dry eyes may be related to rheumatoid artheritis. Go see an ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Are there any foods that could make the sclera (white part of eye) clear?

Are there any foods that could make the sclera (white part of eye) clear?

No: No. Foods will not significantly affect the appearance of the white of the eyes. ...Read more

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Have a jelly clear like spot on outside of white part of eye with irratation and swelling under eye?

Have a jelly clear like spot on outside of white part of eye with irratation and swelling under eye?

Allergic reaction: A swelling on the white part of the eye (conjunctiva) that looks like jelly is most likely chemosis. This is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction and can be accompanied by redness and itchiness. Also patients can develop a fluid filled cyst in the area too. If it does not improve you should see your eye doctor as there are other more rare conditions. ...Read more

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White part of eye is red and hurting really bad has been for a couple days no itching though just pain. What is it? How to treat at home?

White part of eye is red and hurting really bad has been for a couple days no itching though just pain. What is it? How to treat at home?

See doctor: You have an inflammation in your conjunctivae, Which could caused by a number of things. You need to call and see your doctor ASAP to determine the correct treatment. If it hurts that bad, you may have to see an urgent care doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 year old first had like a rash under her eyes (not eyelids or the white part of eye) then the next day she had red dots instead. Why? ¿

My 3 year old first had like a rash under her eyes (not eyelids or the white part of eye) then the next day she had red dots instead. Why? ¿

Uncertain: It is difficult to answer this question without seeing the rash. If it has vesicles (blisters) or is spreading and becoming more angry in appearance then I suggest taking her to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My left eye is experiencing some discomfort. No pain just feels weird. From my caruncle to medial limbus, the white part of eye is red and bloodshot?

Red eye: Go see your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist for complete evaluation. You may have an infection, inflammation, glaucoma, foreign body, who knows. Do make sure your vision is ok in each eye separately. And check to make sure you can see in all directions (visual fields) from each eye separately. But in the end, you should still seek in-person examination. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my inner white part of eye and they hurt. My nose under inner eye is numb. What could it be and would I need surgery?

I have blisters on my inner white part of eye and they hurt. My nose under inner eye is numb. What could it be and would I need surgery?

Episcleritis: Episcleritis is inflammation of the outer layers of the eyeball that can cause painful bumps- called nodular scleritis. It can be idiopathic or from viruses but usually resolves after a few weeks without surgery. Go to your eye md for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has a raised bump next to his iris on the white part ofhis eye. He was given a gel by the md and now its back in the other eye! ?

My 7 year old son has a raised bump next to his iris on the white part ofhis eye. He was given a gel by the md and now its back in the other eye! ?

Severe allergies: It sounds like a severe type of allergic response called phlyctenulosis. This needs steroid drops and really must be handled only by an ophthalmologist. Please see one asap. ...Read more

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White part of my eye turn brown?

White of the eye: I am not sure why it turned brown. Some people have brown specks in the eye, which is pigment depositions, but without seeing it or getting more history, it is impossible to tell what's going on. Seeing optometrist or ophthalmologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a scratch on the white part of my eye?

I have a scratch on the white part of my eye?

Time: Assuming the scratch is on the conjunctiva, it will heal on its own. If it is a large scratch, some people will prescribe antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How to make the white part of your eye whiter?

How to make the white part of your eye whiter?

Decongestant eye gtt: Decongestant eye drops such as visine can do this but is not advisable as it leads to a vicious cycle and is just temporary.
When the blood vessels constrict they will dilate more once the effect of the eye drops wears out and the eye becomes redder. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white part of my eye turns brown?

What does it mean when the white part of my eye turns brown?

Nothing: Just like skin; parts of your white (sclera) may be a little brownish due to excessive melanosis or nevi. This is more common in dark skinned races. All of the white part may turn yellowish but never brown. Yellowish may be due to liver disease or hereditary anemias. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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What do the brown things in the white part pf your eye mean?

What do the brown things in the white part pf your eye mean?

Brown spots: Brown spots on white of eye can be due to: freckle (nevus; genetic changes; pigment where blood vessel enters white part of eye); elevated brown/red things: pinguecula or pterygium (due to long term sun exposure; usually elevated, starting to grow onto cornea); see an eyemd if any concerns. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have black dots on the white part of my eye?

What does it mean if I have black dots on the white part of my eye?

Black dots: On the whites of your eyes are very common. There are common reasons for these changes. First, pigment spots often develop if you have darker skin pigment. Second, these dots may actually be the endings of nerves that are in your eyes. Another common cause of darkening occurs when the sclera (or white of the eye) becomes thinner as we age. The underlying pigmented tissue shows through there. ...Read more

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What it mean when the white part of your eye swells over the colored part?

Allergic reaction: Most likely problem for sudden painless swelling of conjunctiva with itching is an immediate allergic hypersensitivity reaction. Can be rx'd with otc zaditor (ketotifen) for eye allergy. If sx's persist or if visual loss or pain, you should seek out urgent eye care physician to assess. ...Read more

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I poked my eye and a couple hours later I found a little scratch in the white part of my eye. Should I be worried?

I poked my eye and a couple hours later I found a little scratch in the white part of my eye. Should I be worried?

Eyeball scratch: Anytime there is a break in the integrity of the skin there is the potential for an infection developing. You can get antibiotic eye drops. If your hands were just in the dirt in the ground that would be more worrisome than if you had been sitting in an easy chair reading. ...Read more

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I just finished taking a shower and the white part of my eye turned pink. It doesn't hurt or anything will it turn white again and what does this mean?

I just finished taking a shower and the white part of my eye turned pink. It doesn't hurt or anything will it turn white again and what does this mean?

Episcleritis: Sounds like episcleritis, irritation to the surface of the eye. Most likely due to irritation from soap, shampoo, water, etc. It should go away with time. Artificial tears may help as well. ...Read more

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I have brown spot on the white part of my eye?

I have brown spot on the white part of my eye?

Freckle likely: Most commonly this would be a "freckle". Because this is non specific it is best to see your ophthalmologist eye surgeon for a close examination to be sure. Size, color, location, stability are all factors that can indicate the type of lesion. ...Read more

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How come I have a bubble the white part of my eye?

Could be a cyst: A cyst occurs when a small break in the superficial layer of the conjunctiva happens and it heals in such a way where it causes a cyst. It needs to be removed to be cured. Draining is only temporary. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bubble on the white part of my eye?

Why do I have a bubble on the white part of my eye?

Pinguecula: This is likely a pinquecula which is a benign pink to yellow elevation on the white part of the eye near the colored part. It is caused by sun exposure. Wear a hat or glasses to keep it from getting worse. ...Read more

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