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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Trauma, infection: The retina responds to trauma, infection and some inherited conditions by the production of pigment. The ophthalmologist can evaluate this and determ ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Inherited eye diseas: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of similar-appearing eye diseases that are hereditary in nature and can lead to blindness. There is no known eff ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Retinal pigmentation: Increased pigment/ color in the retina ( layer at back of of eye containing light sensitive cells ) can be seen with different conditions.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
It is: A very darkly pigmented lesion of the retina found during an eye exam. It is similar to a mole or nevus, but has some distinctive differences. Unlik ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It depends on how many chrpe spots you have. If you only have one, observation is fine. If you have 4 or more, there is an increased risk for a type o ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
53 years experience Neonatology
Retinitis pigmentosa: is a genetic disorder with AR form of inheritance involving 50 or more genes.mutation in the genes prevent making of proteins for photorecepters and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacemen ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Tryptophan: If protein is not digested body does not get enough tryptophan - precursor for both serotonin and melanin. Could be a sign of indigestion. Get tested ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
Protect your skin: Stay out of the sun or wear sunscreen with spf 30 or higher when you go out.

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