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Why does my left eye look like this? I noticed it Thursday

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Why does my left eye look like this? I noticed it Thursday driving home. It was a lot more red but have looked like this for the past couple days. Any thought?
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Customer: Hello
Dr. Tom : Hello Jeff, give me a minute to type a response and then we can go over your questions. Do you have time to deal with this now?
Dr. Tom : The picture demonstrates a mildly inflamed pinguecula, Which is a noncancerous elevation overlying the sclera. Also the picture demonstrates the presence of rosacea. So an evaluation for ocular rosacea would be indicated. This is a treatable condition. Have you had an ophthalmologist examine you while your eye appears like this?
Dr. Tom : The indicator implies that you are typing. Do you have any other questions?
Customer: No, I have not had anyone look at it. I am going to have my optho look at it Monday as he was on vacation. It worried me to wait that long and I didn't know if I needed to goto the ER. I DIDN'T WANT TO GO BLIND!!!! Haha. When you say rosacea are you referring to my ey or my cheek? Also it's just one eye that looks like that fyi
Customer: Do I need to be worried?
Dr. Tom : Jeff, the condition in the photograph does not warrant your anxiety are going to an emergency room this weekend. There appears to be a cutaneous rosacea on the tissues below the.eye. The good news is that your ophthalmologist can put you on a series of eye drops that can the eye under control. Does that answer your question?
Customer: Yes thank you!
Dr. Tom : Glad to be of service. I see that you are a frequent customer so you know the importance of signing out with a good rating. Thank you very much
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