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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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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

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Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Sun damage: It sounds like you have pinguecula. It caused by sun UV ray. It sometimes can get inflame 2/2 dry eye, irritation , allergy or more sun exposure. Pls use tear drops and avoid sun by wearing UV AB protected sunglasses. ...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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