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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. I don't think your eye cream or shadow had anything to do with it.
Is your eye really bright red in that area or just kinda bloodshot with easy to see red lines?
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Is it a little bit elevated or thicker then the surrounding area?
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It sounds like what you have is called a pinguecula. This is a change in the skin around the eye (conjunctiva) from a lifetime's worth of exposure to sunlight. It is not a cancer. It also can become irritated and red at times.
Here is a link to a picture of a small pinguecula. You can find many other pictures by going to Google images:
This is link to a picture of a pterygium. As you can see one of the major differences between a pterygium and a pinguecula is that a pterygium grows across the clear part of your eye (cornea):
If you are bothered by your pinguecula it can be surgically removed fairly easily by your ophthalmologist using local anesthesia. One word of caution however.....they have the nasty habit of growing back, sometimes with a vengeance.
These things can get red and irritated at times. Using drops for "getting the red out" just makes it worse. The best thing to do is use artificial tears frequently to soothe your eyes and also do baby shampoo lid scrubs.
The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.
Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production, thereby addressing all three of your issues. Remember, this is not an instant fix. While you are waiting for the lid scrubs to have affect you can use over the counter allergy pills such as Travist, dimetapp or Zyrtec.
Patching your eye won't really help but if you would like to do it the patch won't hurt anything either.
Ohhh....ya, that can be really slow! I've done that before. I'm not sure how my kids can type so fast with their thumb on those things lol!
And if you don't watch it the phone will completely change the words on you.....
Anyway, does this make sense to you?
The iris is the colored part of your eye that dilates and constricts (the pupil is the hole in the center of the iris). This is actually inside your eyeball. It is really immune from any external issues. Are you sure it's your iris you are talking about?
You can attach a picture with the paperclip thing on your screen or you can upload it and send it to me here:
Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Go to www.tinypic.com
Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.
Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.
Copy the link inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.
That will make your lashes longer....the risk of iris color change is very very small and take lots of time to happen. In almost 20 years of practice I've seen one iris change color. This usually happens in hazel and the iris goes to brown/darker. It doesn't cause a white line.
latisse can make your eye red.
Ok. We can work without the picture or you can hold off and we can pick things up again when you are at a computer....
No. I don't have access to a texting phone....
The white line may just be a normal variation on your iris. It has nothing to do with your use of latisse or the redness on the outside of your eye.
yes, sounds like an inflamed pinquecula. This is usually due to a combination of things such as dry eyes, allergies and blepharitis. The lid scrubs and natural tears should help a lot.
and also, the use of the lastisse can make your pinguecula/eyeball red too. That is the nature of the beast.
It doesn't seem like the white line is a problem. You may have just noticed it since you were examining you eye so closely. On your next visit to your eye doc ask her about it.....
That white line actually may be arcus.........
This is nothing to worry about. Here is a great article that discusses it:
The redness could have made the line stand out better.......Too bad you can't get to a computer so I could take a look at it and know for sure. But, from what you have been able to tell me I would bet that is what you are seeing.
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I see that you are typing and that could mean a couple of things: 1. you are actually typing or, 2, the chat system has frozen up. I'll give it a few more minutes and if I've not seen anything from you I'll switch over to the Q&A system. That system works a lot like 'text messaging' but, unlike the chat system, it almost never freezes up. We can continue to work on your question there. :o)
Or it could be that you are just working on your iphone and it is taking you a little more time....I'll standby ......
It can be anywhere around the eye; 360 degrees or any fraction thereof. It is cholesterol deposits in the tissues of your eye (cornea). It has been proven NOT to be an indication of any type of systemic problem....unless found in young people (my wife tells me that since I now am 52 and get stuff from AARP I don't qualify as young anymore ;-) Once again , nothing to worry about.
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The zertec will help. The line is nothing to worry about. Really.
Ok I hope you feel better soon. Have a good evening.