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White spot on the corner of the iris, hurts when going out in the sun, redness, pain. What should I do?

I have a white spot, almost looks like a milky white, on the corner of my iris. (the blue part of my eye). Its my right eye only, it started getting red a couple weeks ago, I just assumed I was wearing my contacts too much and stopped. Since then I only wear my contacts once a week. Last night I noticed, there was a white spot, it feels like my eye is bruised. When I go into the sun, or any direct light, I can t see out of my right eye and it hurts a is now completely bloodshot and I put visine in last night and it reduced the redness for probably about an hour and it stopped the pain too. What do I do?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
The one good thing you did was stop wearing your contact lens :).
And to make it clear Iris is a structure which is deep inside the eyes. So, I am thinking of your white spot in either the conjunctiva(the white part of the eye)/ limbus( the part of the eye near the conjunctival corneal junction).

Pingeculitis is very common cause of redness, which increases on exposure to heat and dusty areas.
Since you are a contact lens wearer, it could be a Phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis an allergic hypersensitivity reaction. In either case it needs a confirmation by slit lamp examination and anti inflammatory eye drops/ short course of steroid eye drops. Stop wearing the contact lens until your eyes are completely free of redness.

Confirm it with your eye care provider to get a permanent relief. Until then you can use a lubricant to soothen your eye.
Hope this helps. Take care :).

Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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