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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I woke up this morning and have a large dark spot on the white part of my left eye. The spot is a little smaller than a pencil eraser, not sure if it is red or brown.
Doctor :   HELLO
Doctor :   i am Dr Oberoi here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   M 49
Doctor :   do you recall any injury ?
Doctor :   do you have any medical problem ?
Doctor :   is it obstructing your vision ?
User :   Not at all, no pain. No buffed vision, all is normal
Doctor :   do you have any medical problem ?
User :   Vision is 100% normal
User :   Health is very good. Blood pressures fine, I work out, all is good
Doctor :   and its just there on your left eye
User :   Yes, just was there when I woke up this morning. Rather large
Doctor :   ok well it can a minor retinal bleed that can cause it.. its not at all serious if you dont have any other symptoms

Doctor :   and in such cases we follow a wait and watch policy
Doctor :   do you wear glasses ?
User :   No glasses, just readers sometimes
Doctor :   the key here is that it should NOT grow in size
Doctor :   Dark (pigmented) spots can appear on the iris or conjunctiva
Doctor :   sometime they simply appear with age
Doctor :   they are often insignificant
Doctor :   but if its growing then you need to show it to a ophthalmologist
User :   So if it appears to be grow. What should I do? Will it go away?
Doctor :   if it appears to grow in size then you have to go get it checked
Doctor :   otherwise it will go away in its own
Doctor :   also if you start noticing any change in vision then too a physical examination is must
User :   Ok, thank you Doctor!
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self and have a nice day
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries.
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