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White spot on eye along with local red eye. Please read further.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 12, 2007
  • 11:24 PM

About two and a half weeks ago I made the stupid decision of putting Sandoz eye lubricating drops in my contact holder because of not having solution that night(figuring it was better than water). The following morning, I put my contacts in my eye, and 30 minutes later they became EXTREMELY IRRITATED. I took them out right away and waited for them to heal. My left eye had no signs of problems but my right eye developed this red spot near my cornea along with a white 'area' along my cornea, which is only really visible in proper lighting. It's still irritated in that same way and it's been 2 and a half weeks. My eye isn't bloodshot and gets the occaisional irritated feeling here and there, but still has the whiteish area around the cornea along with the local red spot. I tried to put the right contact in yesterday, and I knew that it wasn't right right when I put it back in, so immediatly I took it out. I saw a general doctor and he put the dye in my eye and everything, but said it was a minor irritation and send me home.

I'm scheduling an appointment with a specialist in the following week. But in the meantime can someone please help me out? I'm worried.
Thanks
Jonathan

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  • Alright, well...I've seen 2 doctors, no eye specialist... They say nothing is wrong... Though it's not a serious problem cause my eye isn't irritated like crazy there is still that local redness that won't go away... I'm just a bit worried cause it's been a long time, and usually your eye would heal an irritation after a few days.Well, I can understand why no one would respond. Thanks anyways.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2007
    • 08:01 PM
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  • Jonathan,I have the same symptoms and I also wear contact lenses, although I never used something other than regular solution for overnight soaking. Did you find anything from the eye doctor?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 18, 2007
    • 06:35 AM
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  • Hey Jonathan. Did you find anything out? I have the same white spot on my cornea, and I also use the eye lubricant drops (though not as solution). Is your eye any better?I haven't worn my contacts for two days, but the irritation and spot is still there.If you have any more info, please email mebookofshadowsinc@gmail.comThanks a bunch.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 6, 2007
    • 08:09 PM
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  • I have the same thing, after wearing my daily contacts for several days because of laziness. This could be a number of things based around age and other conditions. The most likely diagnosis could be a corneal ulcer. Small ulcer would be invisible to the naked eye, but large enough ulcer or infected ulcers are visible as a white spot, unless the infection is fungal. If it's a corneal ulcer, it could lead to eventual blindness if left untreated. If it's infected, then it could lead to permanent blindness after the infection is treated. Be sure to ask a specialist, I'm just a teenager with too much free time.
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  • I had the exact same thing and saw a specialist. He says that it could be a number of things, from contact lens wear or a bug on the eyelid, or even an allergy. He said it was an immune system response to something and he gave me some pretty strong antibiotic eye drops and some steroid drops to clear it up.DEFINITELY see someone!It's almost cleared up now (5 days later) the redness is gone, and there's only a tiny pin ****k of a white spot left on my cornea, and he's advised not to wear contact lenses for at least 2 weeks. Although he did say it might return, it might not....
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 3, 2009
    • 01:27 AM
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  • i had the same thing because i wore my contacts in too long. my eyes were red for a few days/ a week after and it left me with a white dot the next day ! it grew smaller after that day, but remained.i saw my eye doctor and he told me it was because the white blood cells were fighting to get oxygen into my eyes or something like that ; however that the thing i had was a "sterile infiltrate" and is caused when not enough oxygen gets into your eyes. basically you should not wear contacts for 6 weeks and the dot may leave a scar that is not visible to the eye, but that you can see under the machines that optometrists use.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 07:29 AM
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  • For the last few days my eyes have been red, stinging, a little bruised-painful, dry, and sensitive to light. I then noticed a small white dot on the corner of my brown part of my eye, the cornea. I went to an eye doctor yesterday and it turns out that I have a corneal ulcer. If you have any of these symptoms and notice a white dot, go to the doctor immediately...untreated, can cause blindness. They prescribed me some antibiotic eye drops and I'm hoping for the best.But definitely do not wait to go to the doctor! Look up corneal ulcer and you will see that it can get worse quickly and get infected.....some have to get corneal transplants!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 25, 2009
    • 09:50 PM
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  • For the last few days my eyes have been red, stinging, a little bruised-painful, dry, and sensitive to light. I then noticed a small white dot on the corner of my brown part of my eye, the cornea. I went to an eye doctor yesterday and it turns out that I have a corneal ulcer. If you have any of these symptoms and notice a white dot, go to the doctor immediately...untreated, can cause blindness. They prescribed me some antibiotic eye drops and I'm hoping for the best.But definitely do not wait to go to the doctor! Look up corneal ulcer and you will see that it can get worse quickly and get infected.....some have to get corneal transplants!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 25, 2009
    • 09:53 PM
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  • Hi my daugter having a white spot on her cornea since she was 5 years until now she is already 7 years old but white spot is still there. we had see several doctors and eye specialist although sometimes the white spot was missing, but after a few months it comes again and again...some doctors said it's caused by a bacteria and some said it's caused by scratched in the conrnea. By the way may I know what is the name of antibiotic eye drops that your doctor precribed? Please help us if you have any solution...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 24, 2010
    • 02:36 AM
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  • About two and a half weeks ago I made the stupid decision of putting Sandoz eye lubricating drops in my contact holder because of not having solution that night(figuring it was better than water). The following morning, I put my contacts in my eye, and 30 minutes later they became EXTREMELY IRRITATED. I took them out right away and waited for them to heal. My left eye had no signs of problems but my right eye developed this red spot near my cornea along with a white 'area' along my cornea, which is only really visible in proper lighting. It's still irritated in that same way and it's been 2 and a half weeks. My eye isn't bloodshot and gets the occaisional irritated feeling here and there, but still has the whiteish area around the cornea along with the local red spot. I tried to put the right contact in yesterday, and I knew that it wasn't right right when I put it back in, so immediatly I took it out. I saw a general doctor and he put the dye in my eye and everything, but said it was a minor irritation and send me home. I'm scheduling an appointment with a specialist in the following week. But in the meantime can someone please help me out? I'm worried.ThanksJonathanHello there Jonathan, my Name is Ashley and Im having the same problem but with my right eye. just wanted to know if your eye got better and what are some things I could do to make it better? I know you said you wen to the doctor well I haven't had time just made me an APPT. what did your specialist have to say? I am also very worried!!!
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  • I noticed a white spot on the outside of my cornia, along with inflimation in both of my eyes i do wear contacts I then looked for something to explain it on the computer it led me to here. I today went to MedExpress and they ran test and they said it was a Cornia Ulcer, But then they prescribed me to go to my local eye docter specialist/Optomistrist he then ran further test he said it was a build up of bacteria nothing to be worried about and not a ulcer.MY ADVICE: Go to a eye specialist not just a Med express they prescribed me wrong, Take action incase it is somethin more serious asap a cornia ulcer i was told is more serious if it is on the cornia and will become deeper, cornia ulcers can lead to blindness if not taken action on
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  • i have a white spot on my cornea as well and the opthamologist (NOT optometrist) said it was a corneal ulcer and gave me some eye drops (Vigomax - aka Moxifloxacin Ophthalmic) we shall see how it does . . .
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  • i've also suffered with corneal ulcer and the doctor gave me antibiotics to clear it away. but i noticed that when i put it into my eyes, it started to become more red. Is that supposed to be like that? Im worried.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 12, 2010
    • 03:15 AM
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  • hi all, my left eye also has same problem with white spot in the edge of my cornea. I went to Opthalmologist to get it checked, and he said it's a corneal ulcer caused by usage of contact lens. The contact lens usage made our eyes dry and in some cases, maybe like mine leads into infection of cornea... it has to be treated and cannot cure by itself...The Opthalmologist prescribed me with 3 eye medication - 2 eye drops(one is levofloxacin) and 1 gentamicin eye ointment antibiotic. Just treated it for 1,5day now and the white spot is still there if looked thoroughly in the mirror with some proper lighting.The recommendation given to me was that i should never wear contact lens again due to the ulcer even if it's healed already. I think it's because the ulcer caused permanent injury in the cornea, but i'm not sure... i really like to wear contactlens again, Glasses sometimes uncomfortable to use in outdoor activities... so, if anyone has any other advises from other opthalmologist that might be different from mine, please share... :)Thanks....
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 16, 2010
    • 01:48 AM
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  • I've same problem in my left eye cornea. And i have seen Opthalmologist and get medications from him. I'm currently on 2nd day treatment and the white spot is still there in my cornea.My opthalmologist said that i should never use contact lens again due to this corneal ulcer...but, maybe anyone or others here have experienced different advises from their eye specialist? i would like to know that... i still like to use contact lens if possible because it's more handy and comforting to use for outdoor activities....Thanks...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 16, 2010
    • 02:55 AM
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  • hi everyone. im also one of you who had corneal ulcers. yes, we cant wear our contact lens again but you can try to do lasic surgery though it is quite expensive. eventhough i have heal from corneal ulcer, i still have 2 white spots left, and they are very cloudly. i've check with them and they say it is fusarium keratitis. and it is something like fungal infection.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 18, 2010
    • 01:58 AM
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  • I got this last year and the eye specialist said i can stillwear my contacts oncethe white spot goes away with medication. A year later(a month ago) I got 6 white spots in 1 eye and used the same medication i got prescribed and it healed. Now I have it again and Im seeing an eye specialist tomorrow and Im freaking out. I dont think ill be allowed to wear contacts again..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 20, 2010
    • 03:18 AM
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  • hello, how do we know if we have healed from the ulcer?i've been taking the medications from my opthal for almost 2 weeks now... the white spot is still there in edge of my cornea and i still have pink colored eyes when waking up in the morning...(more red color on my infected left eye compared to right eye when waking up in the morning)....thanks for sharing...:)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 01:53 AM
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  • I am going trough the same ordeal. Basically I woke up in the middle of the night with my eyes tearing and hurting. Thankfully I work at an eye doctors office so as soon as I came in he took a look at it, put some drops and determined that I have an eye ulcer due to some abrasion. When he looked at it there is a white spot on my cornea barely visible but still there. My symptoms included red eye, tearing, blurry vision, and pain. Currently I am on Vigamox eye drops which have to be prescribed and also Blink (tears)just lubricating eye drops. I did this treatment every hour for four hours straight, so far its my second day and there is some relief and redness is just about gone. You should definitely see a doctor because if its left untreated it can lead to loss of vision, especially if your white dot is located toward the center of your eye. Best of luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 06:13 PM
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  • My eye doctor prescribed me Vigamox. It is a steroid used for these ulcers. This is the second time I've had one and trust me Vigamox works. I can no longer see the spot on my eye. Make sure you do not wear your contacts for at least a week or until the irritation and redness is gone.
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