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Dr. Dan B.
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What does mean when ive got a dot on the iris of my eyeball

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what does mean when ive got a white dot on the iris of my eyeball it feels scratchy and irratated but not sensitive to light
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 7 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your question. This white dot likely represents an infection in the cornea. This type of infection, if left untreated, has the capability of worsening to the point the vision can be permanently damaged by scarring. To that end I would recommend that you see your eye doctor as soon as you are able to get the necessary treatment. Those people with this type of infection and that wear contact lenses or who have had prior eye surgery are at an increased risk for worsening infection.
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