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White dot on pupil of left eye, irritating causes redness, sensitive to light. Tried Chlorsig. What is this ?

hi 2 days ago i developed a white dot on the pupil of my left eye, this is the second time it has happened. the first time the doctor gave me a eye ointment called chlorsig eye ointment it did work and the dot went away after a few days. the dot is really irrarting causes redness to my eyes and is sensative to the light. at first i thought it was because my contact lenses have been contaminted but i bought new lenses and it still happened. what is this white dot?
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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A white lesion on the cornea of the eye is called Keratitis and maybe either infective in nature or , in the case of contact lens use, a sterile infiltrate. Since an infective kerititis is more devastating if left untreated or undiagnosed, most lesions are considered to be infective till proven otherwise. Your contact lens may be contaminated as may be your lens solution bottle. Replace the solution as well if you have not done so. If the lesion is sterile, replacing the lens or solution is not the answer. Start an antibiotic eye drop such as Tobramycin in the affected eye 6 times a day and an eye ointment like chloramphenicol at bedtime. If it is a sterile infiltrate, a combination eye drop preparation that includes tobramycin and a steroid such as dexamethasone clears the infiltrate rapidly. This should be used for not more than a week. Refrain from using contact lenses till the lesion has healed completely.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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