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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I have a spot on my eyeball,other than noticing it I have noe

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I have a spot on my eyeball,other than noticing it I have noe problems.Is it anything to worry about? I'm 60yrs old and in very good health
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

are you available to chat?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Rick :

Where is this spot located?

Customer:

on my left eyeball

Dr. Rick :

Where on your eyeball?

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick :

does it look something like this?

Customer:

no

Dr. Rick :

Ok. Where is it on your eyball?

Customer:

its on the brown part of my eye

Customer:

my eyes are brown

Dr. Rick :

is it on the outside, on your clear cornea, or actually inside your eyeball on your iris (the brown part of your eye)?

Customer:

the iris

Dr. Rick :

Is it something like this, but maybe not so big or bad?

Dr. Rick :

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Customer:

vey small

Customer:

almost like small gel

Dr. Rick :

That is called a pterygium. It is from a lifetime exposure to the sun. It is NOT a cancer (most likely) and, as long as it is not affecting your vision, and you are not concerned about the cosmetic look then there is nothing that needs to be done about it.

Customer:

ok thanks it doesn't effect my vison,I don't even no its there

Customer:

I saw it in the mirror

Dr. Rick :

Nothing to worry about then. If it is a problem it can be removed but they tend to grow back.

Dr. Rick :

That is how most folks find them....or a friend points them out :)

Customer:

ok thanks again

Dr. Rick :

my pleasure.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Have a good day.