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What can cause a spot on my sclera / white of the eye?

What can cause a spot on my sclera / white of the eye?

Many possibilities: There are many possible "spots" that can occur on the surface of the eye. You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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What condition is it when there's redness in your eye and there's some kind of white spot in the sclera?

What condition is it when there's redness in your eye and there's some kind of white spot in the sclera?

Pingueculum: The pingueculum is a normal structure the eye makes for protection at the open space on either side of the corneal. It is poorly vascularized, so when the eye gets red for any reason, it stands out because it looks pale compared to the redness around it. This is normal and not a problem. ...Read more

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My daughter has a whitish spot on iris of her eyeball with redness in sclera area and some pain

My daughter has a whitish spot on iris of her eyeball with redness in sclera area and some pain

Corneal ulcer: The iris is inside the eye and rarely changes except to dilate and contract. The cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye, can develop an ulcer spot (a collection of bacteria) which looks white on top of the iris, causes local redness in the sclera and pain. This can be serious and should be seen by her ophthalmologist. If she is a contact wearer, take them out right away. ...Read more

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Sir,since 4-5years a little bigger than corn sized yellowish spot appeared at my left eye(sclera, white portion). Is there anything to worry? Also is there anyway to make my eye ( white portion). clean? Thank you God bless

Sir,since 4-5years a little bigger than corn sized yellowish spot appeared at my left eye(sclera, white portion). Is there anything to worry? Also is there anyway to make my eye ( white portion). clean? Thank you God bless

See eye doctor: You definitely need to see a eye doctor. This could be something serious or just something benign. The only way to tell is to have an eye specialist look at it and give you an opinion. ...Read more

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My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.

Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son scratched the sclera which is the white part of his eye he has a red spot and some red lines. Half of is eye is red . What should ?

My 18 month old son scratched the sclera which is the white part of his eye he has a red spot and some red lines. Half of is eye is red . What should ?

Subconjunctiva blood: It sounds like your son got a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This just means that a small blood vessel that lies within the conjunctiva broke and the blood is trapped under the conjunctiva which is a clear layer of tissue that lays over the sclera (white part of the eye). You should still have him see an eye doctor to confirm this and rule-out any further damage.It will last 7-14 days before clearing. ...Read more

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Poked in the eye. Small red spot on sclera and bubble like inflammation. Minor discomfort. What can i do to heal?

Poked in the eye. Small red spot on sclera and bubble like inflammation. Minor discomfort. What can i do to heal?

Time: If your vision is unaffected (not blurred, double, etc) this is most likely a hemorrhage from one of the small vessels in or under the membrane (conjunctiva) over the white of the eye. It should resolve by itself over the next couple of weeks. It does not require treatment. ...Read more