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What causes brown spot in eye?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I went to an optometrist about a brown spot in my eye and he diagnosed it as a 'pigmented pinguecula'. Does it look like anything more serious?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It does not look like Pigmented pinguecula.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic

I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.

I reviewed your history and the photo attached with the question.

The photo does not look like pigmented pinguecula. It is looking more like papilloma or ocular melanosis. The points in favour of this are the presence of dilated blood vessel and the presence of red lesion next to the pigmentation.

Since the photo which is attached with the question is not very clear, I could not make much changes.

Hence I advice you to consult an ophthalmologist who will be more experienced in diagnosing these conditions.

If it turns out to be papilloma, this requires treatment by excision.


Hope this answers your question and the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Does the most recent picture provide a better view? Could you be a little more specific about ocular melanosis? I did a search and it seems to refer to a wide variety of things.
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It looks like benign mass lesion.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

The recent photo is better.
This looks like papilloma as I mentioned in my previous answer.
It is a benign mass and treatment is by excision.
This looks like pigmented papilloma.
Ocular melanosis is a broad term and covers benign and malignant lesions.

However considering age and appearance in photo it looks like benign lesion.
This needs to be confirmed by slit lamp examination by an ophthalmologist.

Hope this answers your question.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes brown spot in eye?

Brief Answer: It does not look like Pigmented pinguecula. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care Magic I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question. I reviewed your history and the photo attached with the question. The photo does not look like pigmented pinguecula. It is looking more like papilloma or ocular melanosis. The points in favour of this are the presence of dilated blood vessel and the presence of red lesion next to the pigmentation. Since the photo which is attached with the question is not very clear, I could not make much changes. Hence I advice you to consult an ophthalmologist who will be more experienced in diagnosing these conditions. If it turns out to be papilloma, this requires treatment by excision. Hope this answers your question and the information is helpful to you. Thank you With regards