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What does it mean when you have white spots behind your eyes?

What does it mean when you have white spots behind your eyes?

Unclear: I'm not sure what white spots behind the eyes means. If you are seeing white spots, there are a number of causes, which an ophthalmologist can help identify. Of concerns is retinal or vitreous detachment, which can cause intermittent white spots in your vision. ...Read more

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Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Afterimage: The retina can retain images of bright light experienced as an afterimage of white spots. This is normal. If you have flashes and floaters this can be due to the vitreous gel pulling on your retina. Gots your eye md. ...Read more

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What is it if a child has white spots in thier eyes?

What is it if a child has white spots in thier eyes?

Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing the child. Take the child into see a pediatric eye doctor. ...Read more

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What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

Floaters: Vitreous floaters can cause that and often do
sparkling or shooting lights is a different story and could be more serious. ...Read more

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I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when I close them at night. Is this normal? What could it be?

I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when I close them at night. Is this normal? What could it be?

No: Could be a type of floater. This could signify an occular migraine or retinal issue. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

Pingueculae: If these spots are on the white part of the eye, they may be benign growths called pingueculae. If they are on the eyelid, they may be plugged oil glands. ...Read more

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"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown).?

"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown).?

Corneal arcus: In many, over the years, lipid seeps out of the blood and collects at the edge of the cornea as an arc. This is totally benign and is a surface change. The iris, which provides the basic color to the eye, is inside the eye and is not affected by this although it is underneath. ...Read more

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Have white spots around eyes. They start out small and get bigger in time. Only have them around eyes. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Have white spots around eyes. They start out small and get bigger in time. Only have them around eyes. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Check triglycerides: These could be a lot of different things, but you should have your triglycerides checked if they have not been. In patient's with very high triglycerides they can develop something called xanthelasmas. It is at least worth looking into. ...Read more

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A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?

A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?

Brushfield spots: The iris in some individuals can manifest white spots where the pigment is less concentrated. These are from birth and have no effect on the vision or health of the eyes. Look else where for a cause of the pain. ...Read more

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14wks preg. Sometimes I get blurred vision, like a light is being shown in my eyes and there are white spots. What is this?

14wks preg. Sometimes I get blurred vision, like a light is being shown in my eyes and there are white spots. What is this?

Call your doctor...: This sounds like scotomata, visual changes that accompany gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. You should call your obstetrician's or midwife's office line to ask what they think you should do without delay. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having non stop head aches and been lighteheaded and have white spots in my eyes and I feel really weak and tired?

See your doc: You need to see a doctor asap for evaluation.
You may be anemic with low blood pressure or other cause for your problem. What do you mean by white spot in your eye? ...Read more

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Recently white spots in my eyes looks like lace lasts 1 min. 3 or 4x also dizzy spells when lying down. Cataract operation 10 years ago. Serious?

Recently white spots in my eyes looks like lace lasts 1 min. 3 or 4x also dizzy spells when lying down. Cataract operation 10 years ago. Serious?

Check it out!: What you are describing seems more like a blood pressure related item, systemic issue, rather than the eyes. I would start off with the primary care doctor! ...Read more

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I have a sore eye which is red and inflamed. There is afew white spots below my eye?

Red eye: Please consult with me if you can: need to know if you are light sensitive, pain with eye movement which are signs of more significant, potentially blinding issue. ...Read more

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What's the white spots/patches that starts around my babys eye and now spreading on her cheek and forehead?

What's the white spots/patches that starts around my babys eye and now spreading on her cheek and forehead?

Milia: Milia or neonatal acne is very common. I attached a picture of what it can look like. Goes away on its in in a few weeks. Not to worry. Enjoy your newborn. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. What is happening?

My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. What is happening?

Eye itching: Eye itching & swelling which white spots above eyelashes: usually due to demodex or staphlococcus blepharitis. Consult with us to get Rx to help you get better faster. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision in one eye and seeing white spots in both what could it be?

I have blurred vision in one eye and seeing white spots in both what could it be?

Ophthalmologist: Anytime there is a change in visual acuity such as blurring or spots (deficits), an ophthalmologist needs to be seen as soon as possible to treat any reversible conditions. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

Mole of eye: This question needs to be discussed with an ophthalmologist. Do you have photos of your retina? ...Read more

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I have three small, white spots in my tear duct and my eye is super itchy and watery. What could this be and how can I fix it?

I have three small, white spots in my tear duct and my eye is super itchy and watery. What could this be and how can I fix it?

Tear duct: You MUST see an Eye specialist! .
I have been seeing eye doctors since age 6 (now age 72) and you will have no problem when the doctor prescribes your eye medicine and possibly eye glasses. ...Read more

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I had what I though was a stye on my eye but now it has a couple white spots under the lid and a hard lump, could it be a chalazia?

I had what I though was a stye on my eye but now it has a couple white spots under the lid and a hard lump, could it be a chalazia?

Possible: Try treating it with warm compresses 3-4 times per day. If it does not clear up in 2 weeks, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Red eye lids with very small white spots?

Red eye lids with very small white spots?

Blepharitis: It sounds like you have posterior blepharitis that produce the red eyelid margins and whitish oil gland orifices (inspissation) results in irritation & soreness. Very warm compresses x 10' 2-4 times/day, eyelid massages with diluted baby shampoo, artificial tears, fish/flaxseed oil are the usual initial treatment. If more care is needed see eye md for more aggressive help. ...Read more

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My mother had results of an MRI after she had lost some vision in her right eye, results also showed 12 white spots/fluid on the surface of her brain?

My mother had results of an MRI after she had lost some vision in her right eye, results also showed 12 white spots/fluid on the surface of her brain?

Consider this: Depending on age and medical condition, she may have suffered blood vessel obstruction of retinal artery, and may well possess significant risk for future additional strokes. Need to evaluate risk factors, and use proactive interventions. Consider usage of an antiplatelet agent, such as clopidigrel, or aggrenox. Check heart and peripheral vasculature. ...Read more

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Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?

Dryness is possible: A common cause of redness and irritation with contacts is dryness. Other issues are contact lens overwear and improper management. Are you removing the lens each night? Are you rinsing it well after cleaning before insertion? Check with the initial fitter of the lens to see if some changes need be made. ...Read more

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Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby (72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby (72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it. Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read more

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I am seeing spots similiar to when you stare at a light too long. What might cause this? There is a slight pain behind my eyes as well

I am seeing spots similiar to when you stare at a light too long. What might cause this? There is a slight pain behind my eyes as well

These: These may be small floater spots associated with the breaking up of the vitreous gel in the back of your eye. A dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist should detect this easily and should be of no consequence. ...Read more