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Eye and Vision Care

Brown Spot in My Eye..

06/11/2010

Question:

I have felt like there was something under my right eye lid for quite a while..like an eyelash or something. Sometimes it`s worse than others. Last night after putting a ton of drops in it I was able to wash what appeared to be dark spot around to the side where I could see it. I tried to remove it with a wet QTip but it wouldn`t come out, it was almost like a flap or something. The spot is still on the side of my eye, it hasn`t moved back under my eyelid. I can feel it when I blink and my eye will water off and on. What do you think?

Answer:

I think you should see your eye doctor as soon as possible.

This may be an embedded foreign object, old blood, a harmless freckle, or maybe an infected/obstructed gland in your eyelid. 

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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