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What causes white spot on sclera of left eye?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: white spot has been developed in the left eye down the eye ball in white part of eye , while moving the eye it obstructs, could u please advise some eye drop to eliminate the same.
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of Pterygium.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX XXXX, Hi & Welcome.
Thanks for posting your query on health care magic.
From the history given in the query you seem to have a common eye condition called as 'Pterygium' which is a benign growth that develops on the conjunctiva or mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eye (sclera) & sometimes extends onto the cornea (central transparent front part of the eye). It affects the people who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Since it is coming in the way of your vision I would advise you to consult an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for proper evaluation and treatment.

Meanwhile you can use artificial tears containing Carboxymethylcellulose 3-4 times in the affected left eye. Use sunglasses (ultraviolet-blocking) to reduce further exposure to sunlight.
Hope the suggestions given above would be useful.
If you have any follow up query, please do feel free to ask.
Best wishes.
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What causes white spot on sclera of left eye?

Brief Answer: Suggestive of Pterygium. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX XXXX, Hi & Welcome. Thanks for posting your query on health care magic. From the history given in the query you seem to have a common eye condition called as 'Pterygium' which is a benign growth that develops on the conjunctiva or mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eye (sclera) & sometimes extends onto the cornea (central transparent front part of the eye). It affects the people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Since it is coming in the way of your vision I would advise you to consult an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for proper evaluation and treatment. Meanwhile you can use artificial tears containing Carboxymethylcellulose 3-4 times in the affected left eye. Use sunglasses (ultraviolet-blocking) to reduce further exposure to sunlight. Hope the suggestions given above would be useful. If you have any follow up query, please do feel free to ask. Best wishes.