A cloudy patch in the eye could represent an abnormality with important visual implications. I suggest that you have your child examined by a pediatric eye doctor. If you have already done so and still have concerns, you should consider getting a second opinion.
Jeffery C Hinson, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Physicians Professional Association
Macon, GA 31201
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- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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- Coliseum Northside Hospital
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What is the caruncle?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe little reddish-pink fleshy substance on the inside corner of your eye is called a caruncle (that's an acceptable word in Scrabble). That's actually a remnant of the reptilian eye. Because reptiles have to see in fresh water (it can be irritating when it interacts with the salt in our bodies), a clear lid covers their eyes to allow them to see in water. Since humans don't need that flap to live in air, we lost it through evolution, and it became the remnant that we have today.
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