Top
30
Doctor insights on: Birthmark On Eyeball

Share
1

1
Can someone have birthmarks on their eyeballs?

Can someone have birthmarks on their eyeballs?

Yes: Yes they can. These can be nevi or hemangiomas for example. You doctor should know for sure. ...Read more

Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


2

2
My six year old, has a birthmark in her eyeball, and it appears on the outside lower eyelid as a black eye. Any suggestions on how can I get that fix?

My six year old, has a birthmark in her eyeball, and it appears on the outside lower eyelid as a black eye. Any suggestions on how can I get that fix?

Nevus of Ota?: Pigmentation that is in one eye, as well as darker pigmentation around the eye, is a condition more common in asians, called nevus of ota. Infrequently, this type of birthmark is associated with melanoma, a type of cancer, so see a pediatric ophthalmologist to evaluate the ocular and orbital anatomy. As a girl, she likely will be able to use make-up to cover any regions of darker pigmentation. ...Read more

3

3
What to do if I have a rather visible birthmark inside my eye (yes, on the white of my eye). Would it be possible to remove it?

What to do if I have a rather visible birthmark inside my eye (yes, on the white of my eye). Would it be possible to remove it?

Birthmark in eye: The risk of removal, not worth it. Should have examined by eye professional though to be sure does not change in size or color over time. ...Read more

4

4
Is it possible to have birthmarks in the eye?

Is it possible to have birthmarks in the eye?

Yes: There is an excellent answer to this by googling "birth marks in the eye". ...Read more

5

5
My sons a month old and has a tiny red birthmark by his eye will this go away?

My sons a month old and has a tiny red birthmark by his eye will this go away?

Angel kisses: Most of the red on eyelids are called angel kisses. They can also appear between the brows and in the mid face or near the nasal openings. These are dilated capillaries in thin skin and tend to fade as the skin thickens. Discrete red marks away from the eye may be a small hemangioma and will grow, peaking around 10 months before fading some. Your doc can help decide which your kid has. ...Read more

6

6
I have a birthmark on my eye which looks ugly please tell me what should I do to get rid of it?

I have a birthmark on my eye which looks ugly please tell me what should I do to get rid of it?

Depends on location: If on the eyeball, the best bet is to see your eye doctor, who can evaluate this fully, and tell you your options. If on the eyelid, s/he will be able to refer you to an oculoplastics surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

7

7
Do strawberry birthmarks go away, my son has one on the top corner of his nose kinda by his eye?

Do strawberry birthmarks go away, my son has one on the top corner of his nose kinda by his eye?

Some do some do not: Those that are visible at birth or cover a large area are more likely to persist at some size through life. They usually peak in size around 10-12 mo and begin to shrink and fade some after. Those that were not visible at birth or are small, often enlarge and then fade completely. They may leave a parchment like skin where they once were located. ...Read more

8

8
My baby has a strawberry birthmark under his right eye so far we have been using timopic to treat it, he's 6 mths. When do these birthmarks go away?

My baby has a strawberry birthmark under his right eye so far we have been using timopic to treat it, he's 6 mths. When do these birthmarks go away?

Difficult question: True hemangiomas tend to increase in size and thickness faster than a kid grows up until age ~12 mo, when they plateau in relative size and gradually begin to fade over 2-4 years. Oral propranalol with close monitoring has been used to try shrinking these with varied results. The Timoptic (timolol) is a similar medicine but designed to treat eye pressure issues in adults. It is not approved in the us for kids. ...Read more

9

9
Vascular birthmark under eye for whole life. Recently it has started to feel like dry skin or rough and flakey.?

Vascular birthmark under eye for whole life. Recently it has started to feel like dry skin or rough and flakey.?

May be regression: Many vascular birth marks regress with age. Try using an emollient like Vaseline to hydrate the skin.
Wish you good health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

10

10
I recently found out I have birthmark at back of my eye. I also experience eye floaters and am wondering if there is a connection?

I recently found out I have birthmark at back of my eye. I also experience eye floaters and am wondering if there is a connection?

Most birthmarks are: Stable, and your retinologist or eye doctor/surgeon can tell for sure. If it's flat and has remained unchanged, then it's less likely to be causing any floaters. If you have a retinal detachment, you could see massive amounts of floaters. But the usual one or two floaters are usually not related to these birthmarks. It's from the vitreous humor aging & changing, and causing shadows on the retina. ...Read more

11

11
Can someone suddenly develope a very small pigmented brown birthmark at age 35 near the eye? Or they only happen during childhood?

Can someone suddenly develope a very small pigmented brown birthmark at age 35 near the eye? Or they only happen during childhood?

Brown spot near eye: This may be hereditary. If others in family >30 yo have them. If not, could be casue for soncern, consult your eye care professional if no one else has them, or if there is bleeding, pain or sign of infection. ...Read more

12

12
Is it possible for a scratch to break a vessel under a person's eye and cause it too look like a spider vein or birthmark?

Yes: A scratch can cause a vessel to bleed immediately under the surface of the skin to cause a red mark. It should resolve in 1-2 weeks though. ...Read more

13

13
Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

15

15
Are there different kinds of birthmarks?

Yes: There are quite a few. Some are common and quite innocent, some are rare and may signal significant internal problems could occur. ...Read more

16

16
I'm wondering are facial birthmarks unattractive?

I'm wondering are facial birthmarks unattractive?

Depends: Depends on the birthmark and how you perceive it. For example, Elizabeth Taylor had a mole - a facial birthmark-. .. ...Read more

17

17
What causes rid of a birthmark?

What causes rid of a birthmark?

Varies: Birthmark is a term that applies to a broad group of different marks with different physical characteristics. Some are amenable to removal through laser treatments or surgery. Some would only leave a prominent scar if any attempt was made to remove it. Consultation with your pcp/a dermatologist or plastic surgeon could provide specific information on your situation. ...Read more

18

18
What causes a birthmark in the middle of my lowerback?

Chance or Mongolian: Spot. Almost all asians have a so called "mongolian spot" or patch over the lower spine and upper buttock crease. Present in childhood, they usually fade by adulthood. Cafe-au-lait spots are common birthmarks, 3 or more might suggest neurofibromatosis. Otherwise most birthmarks occur purely by chance. ...Read more

19

19
Heterochromia iridium considered birthmarks?

Depends: If the difference in color is not due to a syndrome, then it can be. ...Read more

20

20
Is it safe to get a tattoo over a birthmark?

Is it safe to get a tattoo over a birthmark?

I don't see why not: Should be fine; unless your birthmark was a hemangioma (a large collection of vessels in the skin) the birthmark is, literally, skin deep. You could even use your birthmark in the tattoo if u want! Make sure your artist is using clean technique, and that he/she is licensed. There is definitely a risk of getting an infection, even Hepatitis B/C, and we'd like to minimize that. Good luck! ...Read more

21

21
How do I remove a big birthmark on my forehead?

How do I remove a big birthmark on my forehead?

Laser or surgery: If a red (vascular) birthmark then laser is often effective. If a brown or other color birthmark then surgical excision is best. ...Read more

22

22
Does my baby’s raised birthmark need sun protection?

Does my baby’s raised birthmark need sun protection?

Yes: Yes, all skin requires sun protection if your child is going to be outside for any extended periods. ...Read more

23

23
How can I fade or get rid of a birthmark on my cheek?

How can I fade or get rid of a birthmark on my cheek?

Time for consultatn: A visit to a cosmetic dermatologist can decide if and what your options may be. ...Read more

24

24
How much does it cost to get a birthmark/mole removed?

How much does it cost to get a birthmark/mole removed?

Depends: If you are asking the actual dollar cost, there is huge variation depending upon where the procedure is done, what the birthmark is exactly, and the technique used. Ask the doctor is the best answer. ...Read more

25

25
What is this pinkish red birthmark on my baby's forehead?

What is this pinkish red birthmark on my baby's forehead?

Likely a bening issu: Many newborns have benign "tumors" of blood vessels in the skin and a vast majority regress with age. If the "birthmark" is stable, there is no need to worry and you may wait to discuss it with the pediatrician at the next scheduled visit. ...Read more

26

26
Can you have birthmarks on the scrotum? Can it be removed?

Can you have birthmarks on the scrotum? Can it be removed?

Yes you can have: Birth marks, pigmented and non pigmented can present any where on the skin surface including scrotum, yes can be removed, show to your doctor. ...Read more

27

27
Are birthmarks are really caused due to placental depression?

Are birthmarks are really caused due to placental depression?

Never heard of this: There are a number of birthmarks that originate from both genetic and non-genetic factors. I have never heard of any placental contribution to their formation in 3 decades of practice. ...Read more

28

28
Why do I have so many birthmarks on my stomach? What causes this?

Many Possibilities: Most birthmarks are due to a collection of special pigment cells in our skin. Though often normal, there are some medical conditions which have multiple birthmarks as one of their signs. If you are noticing any unusual signs, seek medical attention immediately. But I would recommend bringing these birthmarks to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read more

29

29
How can I tell doctor I am really desperate to rid of my birthmarks?

Birthmark terror: You should feel comfortable telling your doc almost anything. Professionals should not discount your feels about any problem. If they do, get another doctor! ...Read more

30

30
Can birthmark appear three months after birth especially under the feet?

Define birthmark: Some visible marks, especially those representing dilated blood vessels will not be visible at birth but show up after a period of rapid growth. It that sense they are present at birth but delayed in their detection. Other marks, that show up later are more commonly labeled as a nevus, most of which are benign, and may have specific labels based on their specific appearance. Some were overlooked. ...Read more