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what causes pigment dispersion syndrome?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Lens fibers rub iris: When the supporting lens fibers (zonules) of the lens are anteriorly placed on the lens, they can rub against the back of the iris leading to scraping off pigment which then circulates through the front of the eye. Most this is an interesting anatomical happening but in some cases the pigment clogs the eye drains causing glaucoma.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

Does retrieve cream help scaring and pigment or make it worse?

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Dr. Anthony Corrado
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Tretinoin for Scars: Retrieve cream contains tretinoin. Tretinoin is most effective in the treatment of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and shallow scars. It helps speed up the removal of darkened surface skin cells leading to a more even toned appearance. It is also effective in treatment of shallow scars, such as "ice pick" scars caused by acne. It works by stimulating collagen formation in the effected areas.
A 18-year-old female asked:

What is the best and safest de-pigment cream?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hydroquinone: When you get this medicine from your dermatologist, be sure to apply as directed and follow up regularly. Changing skin color (either dark to light or light to dark) can be a tricky business!
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A 22-year-old male asked:

I got a tattoo done, some areas (1cm) became red and lost all pigment. They are still red 2 months later. Can i get the are re-inked?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yesyes but: It may cause other problems and the pigment may disappear again.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is amaligent tumor of pigmented cells?

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Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Depends: There's info on a tumor that has pigmented cells that affect the synovium membrane in joints (pvns). It can be destructive but usually doesn't spread. We need to be cautious in making sure it's not melanoma.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to reduce melanin pigment ?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Lighteners: Many lightening agents are available with and without hydroquinone. You need to see your dermatologist to get on the topical lightener thats right for you and combine it with peels or microdermabrasion or lasers to reduce the pigment

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