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Could white spot on the edge of my iris be a sign of conjunctivitis? Or any idea what this could be?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pinguecula
When conjunctivitis occurs, the lining over the white of the eye turns red but sometimes much less so at the site of a normal structure termed pinguecula at the 3 and 9 o'clock position next to the cornea.
Patients identify this as a white spot due to the color contrast, but it is a normal structure highlighted in the redness of the eye lining.

In brief: Pinguecula
When conjunctivitis occurs, the lining over the white of the eye turns red but sometimes much less so at the site of a normal structure termed pinguecula at the 3 and 9 o'clock position next to the cornea.
Patients identify this as a white spot due to the color contrast, but it is a normal structure highlighted in the redness of the eye lining.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most cases of conjunctival irritation are associated with 'pink'ness of the eye and discharge leading to "crusting" of the eyelids.
There may be an itchy sensation. Single "white" spotting usually does not occur.

In brief: No
Most cases of conjunctival irritation are associated with 'pink'ness of the eye and discharge leading to "crusting" of the eyelids.
There may be an itchy sensation. Single "white" spotting usually does not occur.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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