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Old 02-25-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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*Updated with pics* Pimple on the eyeball?

Final UPDATE: We went to the doc, she agreed that it could be some sort of cold sore on the eye or a pterygium. He also now has conjunctivitis (as was evidenced by his eyes being glued almost shut with green boogers this morning). We are using a drop solution (goldenseal and some other stuff) every 2 hours and hopefully it will be gone by Monday. We've done the eye solution twice and it looks better already!

UPDATE: I've googled canker of the eye, herpatic canker, etc. and I can't find any pics of it. These are some pics:





My 3 YO DS has a pimple (or what looks like one) on the white of his eyeball. We thought he was getting pink eye because the one side of his eye was pink, but that's not it. There appears to be whitehead on the eyeball itself. I've had a stye before, but on the eyelid. I've never seen a zit on an eyeball.

It's been three days and it isn't going away, if anything it's getting worse. I was putting breastmilk in it thinking it was pink eye, but the BM hasn't helped.

Anyone have a clue what it is? It doesn't seem to bother him, but it looks gross.

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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Take him to an ophthalmologist asap. It could be a herpatic canker, if it is not treated he could loose his eye or his sight.

Don’t freak out that is the worst I can think of but it really needs to be checked.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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Re: *Updated with pics* Pimple on the eyeball?

It looks like a sty...but Ive never seen one on the actual EYEBALL. I used to get them a lot on the edges and insides of my eyelids.

I hope someone else knows...I would take him to an eye doctor, just to be safe.
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I'd head to my pediatrician or an ophthalmologist in the morning. You don't want to mess with eyes! Could be nothing, but better safe than sorry.
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Yeah, you got my vote to take him to the eye dr. I wouldn't mess around with the eyes... It's just too scary and it could affect his eyesight.... Keep us updated. Hope all is well...
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Take him in mama, and let us know what it is! Poor baby
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Yup, another vote for doctor, and asap. I can tell you it is not a stye. Styes only occur on the lid. It's an infection of the oil glands of the lids and don't happen on the eyeball it's self.

Herpes eye infections (same herpes as cold sore) can be very dangerous. I don't know that is what it is, but I wouldn't mess around.
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Re: *Updated with pics* Pimple on the eyeball?

I'm that LAST one that would tell you to take him in (since we don't have insurance, we wait everything out a few days), but... I definately think a trip is in order.
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