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A black spot on tear duct. What is it ?

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my daughter is 21 and has a black spot on her tear duct she said it 's been there about a year and has no pain with it. what is it? It looks like you could scrape it off but it doesn't come off.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mihir Shah 36 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for the query.

From you description it is really difficult to comment.

If you can take a close up picture and upload it, I will be able to help you better.

Please utilize the option provided on the right hand side of the dashboard where by you can attach reports and photographs along with your query, it is preferable if the format of the photograph is JPG/JPEG.

Awaiting for reply.

Best regards,
Dr.Mihir Shah
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How do I upload a photo?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mihir Shah 17 hours later
Take a close up picture with a digital camera in macro mode.

Transfer the picture to your laptop/PC/Tablet.

Upload the picture by clicking on the option provided on the right hand side of the dashboard.

Regards,
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Follow-up: A black spot on tear duct. What is it ? 2 days later
Dr. Shah, here is the picture of her eye. thank you,
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