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Question:
I have a cloudy spot on my cornea and I'm 20 years old. What could this be?

Answer:
Without knowing more information, this is impossible to answer. The list of what could cause such a "spot" is long and depends on many other factors including accompanying pain, redness, duration, depth of "spot," contact lens wear, other eye findings, family history, vision, and corneal thickness just to name a few. Please see your Eye M.D. to help sort these possibilities. This could be a serious threat to your vision, your general health, or a mere curiosity, but there is not enough information in your question to determine that.

Answered by: Ivan Schwab, MD Dr. Ivan Schwab

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Mar 30, 2011

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