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Black Spot (Non-Moving) on Eye

04/29/2010

Question:

For several years I have a black spot on my eye, after several years I have one on the other eye. No pain, does not seem to affect my vision, what could this be?

Answer:

I cannot make a diagnosis without examining you. It might be just a harmless freckle (ocular nevus); but it also might be something more serious, like eye cancer.  

Please see your eye doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment option(s). That person will be able to assess your entire medical and ocular history and will then perform a comprehensive eye examination (with pupil dilation) to give you the answer you need and deserve.

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Response by:

Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University