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White Part Eye
4-5 day old black eye. Saw er doc on day 4. I just notice now that the blood I had in the corner of the white part eye is spreading. Is that normal.
Common: The blood under conjunctiva can spread after the initial injury. ...Read more
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
No: No. Foods will not significantly affect the appearance of the white of the eyes. ...Read more
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
I got a cut inside the eye on the white part of eye it is paining, what should I do to prevent the pain? Is there any home remedy
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?
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
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
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?
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
I have white dot inside my eyelid between eyeball and lashes. Also a black dot on white part of eye. Also blurred vision. Moderate tender. What is it?
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
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
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
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
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
The white part of my eye has a small ness on it from todays ago. Could you please help me what would it be? Thank you
Ness?: I am sorry, I don't understand what you mean by a small "ness"? Could you please clarity? Thanx ...Read more
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?
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