Can you have a mole inside your eye?

Why do I have a brown spot in my eye?

The brown lesion you see on the sclera (the white part of the eye) is called Primary Acquired Melanosis of the conjunctiva (PAM). This is a potentially dangerous melanocytic lesion that can lead to melanoma of the eye. Most patients have no symptoms, but may notice the cosmetic changes on the surface of the eye.

What is an eye freckle?

An eye freckle, technically known as a “nevus” (or “nevi” for plural) is similar to the moles and freckles on your skin. Eye freckles can be brown, gray, yellow or a combination of colors. Nevi are typically made by special cells called melanocytes, which are responsible for giving color to your skin and eyes.

What are the symptoms of a tumor behind the eye?

Tumors may form in the eye or around the eye, including behind the eye.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Bulging of the eye, usually without pain.
  • Swelling of the eye.
  • Changes in vision or vision loss.
  • Eye redness.
  • Burning or itching in the eye.
  • The feeling that something is in the eye.
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