5 doctors weighed in:

There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is common.

The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae.
These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea.

In brief: It is common.

The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae.
These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea.
Dr. Jay Pepose
Dr. Jay Pepose
Thank
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: See your doc

Any new spots on your eye should be reported to opthamologist.

In brief: See your doc

Any new spots on your eye should be reported to opthamologist.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
Thank
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Gray spot

This could be a benign nevus, a thin spot on the sclera, an area of sun damage, or some type of cancer on the eye.
Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete exam.

In brief: Gray spot

This could be a benign nevus, a thin spot on the sclera, an area of sun damage, or some type of cancer on the eye.
Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete exam.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors