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Red eyes with white spot. What could have caused this?

Hi. The white part of my left eye is red and has a white spot and I could also see some redlike small veins. It seems to cover the half part of my eye from the corner. It does not hurt nor itch. I do not feel any bumps either. This has occurred before but seems to disappear for a while then comes back. What could have caused this?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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From what you describe it sounds like an inflammation of the sclera or white part of the eye called episcleritis. This is common in persons with some connective tissue disorder or rheumatoid arthritis but can happen without obvious cause. Antiinflammatory eye drops a few times a day works along with lubricating eye drops. If this returns so often you may need to visit an ophthalmologist for confirmation and a few blood tests to rule out systemic disease.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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