My son has a white lump/spot on his eye!

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   Posted 12/6/2011 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Didn't really know where this belonged really. My sons left eye is blood shot on the inside corner and in the middle of the red is a little white spot/lump thing. It doesn't seem to bother him, it's just worrying me a little. I'm going to book an appointment tomorrow for him, but I thought I'd ask here as well.
Any ideas?

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   Posted 12/6/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Yummy,

I believe you might be referring to what is called a pterygium. Google it for photos and info. I have them myself. Harmless, but looks a little strange. Hope this helps.

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   Posted 12/6/2011 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Squattie.

Thanks for your reply. I just googled it and it's not that. It is literally like a little pimple on his eye and the eye is blood shot around it. He's only 5 month old as well.

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   Posted 12/6/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
To be on the safe side get your son into a good eye doctor for a check,
it'll do more than ease your mind...and the eye doctor might know
how better to treat something like this, it could be a boil and warm to hot compresses
help the best with those and your eye doctor will know, many well wishes and do keep us posted as
we do truly care...thinking of you...
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   Posted 3/28/2014 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Investigate Vernal Allergic Conjunctivitis. It is more common among boys than girls. I know a lot about it as I spent years arguing with my doctor about my sons eyes. It was stressful for me and debilitating for him! He is now 14 and after suffering for approx 12 years seems to have grown out of it. (Touch wood)

These things will help-

-oral antihistamines daily (clarentyne is non drowsy)
-Zaditen eyes drops on mild days (no prescription required)
-steroid eye drops for bad days ( this is where your fight comes in with regular GPs doctors! Most state "one eye bacterial, two allergy". No!!! This is wrong! You CAN have only one eye at a time affected and also sometimes both eyes. They will also say discharge means bacterial infection. No!! Vernal Allergic Conjunctivitis has a white string like discharge. You will know it when you see it. Fight for the drops for your sons comfort)
-cold compresses -(we used to wet a face washer/flannel and wrap a ice pack inside it. My sons used these daily for years!)
-if there is white stringy discharge you can clean the eye with soft muslin and saline solution.

I would like someone not to have to go through what we went through so if I can help in any way please email me

I wish you all the best.

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