D.H. asks from Lewisville, TX on May 29, 2007
Opthomologist Needed? Anyone Had a Bump on Their Eyeball?! Help!!
Ok, my sister has had a reddish/ white bump on her eyeball for a couple months now. She went to an ophthalmologist when she first noticed it, and they told her that it was wind damage that caused a scrape on her eyeball and it had just got inflamed...they gave her drops. Now, months later and drops complete...it's still there and is getting inflamed and aggravating her again. I don't know if anyone has had this problem and could give me some advice to tell her. Otherwise, she lives in Prosper (about 20 min from Frisco) and needs a great ophthalmologist to go to ( I would guess that is where she needs to go). The bump is on her eyeball...not her eyelid. It's not a sty on her eyelid. Don't know if you can get sties on your eyeball, but any help, comments, or stories of similar symptoms would help. She would really like to get some help today or at least by tomorrow...since it's really making her eye red and irritated. Thanks for any help.
J.R. answers from Dallas on May 30, 2007
It may be too far for her, but I see Dr. Castleberry in Plano, and I LOVE him! I have really bad eyesight and he took tons of time to have me try contacts and get one that worked. After four years of wearing them, my astigmatism is gone and I can wear regular contacts!
Here is his website in case she wants to check him out:
I hope her eye gets better!
J.B. answers from Dallas on May 30, 2007
We go to Kim Castleberry. He is here in Plano at 5900 Coit, just South of Spring Creek on the left. Plano Eye Associates West. They use all state of the art equipment and he and his staff are wonderful! ###-###-####. They could probably get her in ASAP! Good luck! J.
R.C. answers from Dallas on May 30, 2007
I. answers from Dallas on May 29, 2007
An important thing your sisters partner / mother / you can look for is if she closes her eyes completely at night. If not: her eyes will dry in the open part, and that makes the bump come back every time.
I have to see it before I can give any further advice. I'm an opthalmologist, but now a SHAM. Haven't practiced here, so I can not recomment anyone. Sorry!
Good luck to your sister,
D. answers from Dallas on May 29, 2007
I think what you have described is what I have. My optomologist described it as a callus on your eye. He said that it is caused by irritants, wind, allergies,etc. and that the most important thing to do is use rewetting drops. He also told me to never use visine because that actually has an agent in it that drys the eye out even more. Unfortunatly it is not something that goes away on its own and I wake up most days with itchy dry eyes but I just put rewetting drops in and it seems to help. Not sure if this is what she has but hope I helped a little.
L.N. answers from Dallas on May 29, 2007
They're right about the bump on the eyeball - caused by wind. It's either on part that's nasal or on the outter corner of the eye. It gets red and irritated because it's dry. Dryness caused that part to get that way. Usually when it's not that bad - they called it a pinguecula. After a while it turned into a thicker mass called pterygium and you can have it remove and it's paid for by her medical insurance. Actually she can have it remove whenever she wants. Hope this helps. If you want a great doctor that removes these types of bumps, let me know. She's an ophthalmologists here in Plano.