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about a week or so ago i noticed the yellow spot on my left

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about a week or so ago i noticed the yellow spot on my left eye starting to change, now that area is contantly red and i feel a lot of pressure in that eye and have noticed it is a lot more blurry than it used to be, this past weekend another spot appeared on the white of my eye, should i be concerned? i couldn't get an apt with an opthamologist until next week
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your question. Is this yellow spot right next to the colored part of your eye? Has this ever happened before to that spot?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it is nest to the colored part and this has never happened before, I have had the yellow spot for several years and have never had any issues before, now people are starting to notice that my eye is constantly red on that side and i notice a white bump just below the yellow spot
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
This yellow spot is called a pingueculum. From time to time, these pinguecula can become inflamed. It sounds like this is what is happening to you. Unfortunately, this will likely require some topical steroids to resolve. However, while you're waiting to see the eye doctor, you can start to use some artificial tears 4-5x/day and you can also use some lubricating ophthalmic ointment once-twice a day to help soothe the eyes as well as cool compresses as much as you'd like.

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