Ophthalmology & Optometry/bubble on white of eye


I have had an irritation in my eye for 6 days now and finally had my daughter look for me and it is a bubble. It is raised and I think that is what causes the irritation. It itches and makes my eye water. I am 52 years old and also diabetic. I am wondering what it is and should I see an ophthalmologist or my family Dr.

Hi Tami,
It may be a 'conjunctival cyst' since they look like a bubble on the white part of your eye.  But since i can't see it or have any other info, i can only suggest you see an eye doctor.  It doesn't have to be an ophthalmologist, it can certainly be an optometrist, but either will have the tools to examine it better than a family doctor.  If it has been almost a week and it isn't any better yet I would tell you to have it checked out for certainty.
Mitch Axelrod, OD

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