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Maybe: The prescription latisse, (bimatoprost) does have a known side effect of turning blue eyes brown.--this is rare. If you use this product, be careful and apply a small amount only to your lash line. In my opinion, however, the more commonly seen side-effect from the above product is causing the skin around your eyes to darken. ...Read more
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
Small Dark arc along outer edge of iris in left eye. Lies exactly on edge if iris.
Borders iris but only 1/2mm long,can only see it up close?
Difficult to say: Based on your description it is difficult to say exactly what it is. You probably need to be evaluated to determine if it's something that is benign and just needs to be monitored versus if it needs treatment. ...Read more
What are some ways to remove eye nevus, conjuntival nevi, brown pigment on the white part of the eye?
See a specialist: First to determine if you have a nevus. Then ask them. They will know. ...Read more
No: Laser eye surgery does not shrink the eye and the eye cannot re-grow afterwards. Lasik re-shapes the front window (cornea) to account for the prescription in your eye. Occasionally, there are those whose prescriptions seem to return after lasik. This can be due to early cataract growth, or regression caused by a change in the cornea after lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Only those drops that fall under the prostaglandin classification have the side effect of growing long lashes. Such drugs go by the trade names of lumigan, travatan z and Xalatan (no generic latanoprost). Latisse (bimatoprost) is Lumigan that is applied to the lashes for the sole purpose of growing long lashes and is a cosmetic form of the medication available by prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions can lead to infection and corneal scarring. The only way to diagnose an abrasion is to instill a dye such as flourescin and examination with either a coabalt blue lens or woods lamp. If pain persists you shoud be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eye Have An Answer..: If you mean the clear front part of the eye (that's the cornea), then an eye doctor can remove it with a special tool.Of course, depends also on how you got it.Born with it?Get a small metallic foreign body in it? Got"creative"and tried to get a tattoo there? Affecting your vision?If it's brown color on the iris (the colored disk that opens and closes around the pupil), that's another story... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more
Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more