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Does an eye nevus go away?

Does an eye nevus go away?

No: Eye nevus is just like nevus elsewhere on the body. It is a "mole". It can change in characteristics and has a very very small chance of changing into a cancer. If you have a nevus in your eye, your eye doctor will document that by taking photos of it and monitor it over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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What are some ways to remove eye nevus, conjuntival nevi, brown pigment on the white part of the eye?

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

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I have a grey spot on my left eye. Could it be nevus?

Could be: It could be, although there are other possible explanations. You need to see your ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a nevus on your eyeball lighten over time?

Can a nevus on your eyeball lighten over time?

Usually not: You need to pay close attention to its growth and amount of pigment. Darker would be more of a concern generally. ...Read more

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How much time does it take the eye to heal after removing a conjuctival nevus?

How much time does it take the eye to heal after removing a conjuctival nevus?

Generally: it depends on how extensive the surgery was. It can take about 2 to 3 weeks for the redness to go away. Sometimes it will feel scratchy if there are any stitches placed. it is best to talk to your doctor about it. They would know best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

I have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

Eye lesion: Only by seeing it, a doc can tell whether it is in need of removal or can be left alone. If it is bothering you, this should come out. You may either send a pic or request a private consult through this site or see a physician locally. ...Read more

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After the removal of my conjunctival nevus, will my co-workers see anything noticeable in my eye on the next day? Eye patch or anything required?

After the removal of my conjunctival nevus, will  my co-workers see anything noticeable in my eye on the next day? Eye patch or anything required?

Maybe: There may be some redness....reaction to the surgery. No eye patch generally needed unless a dressing was placed there by the Opthamologist who did the surgery! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed conjunctival nevus in my eye. I have scheduled a removal in 3 weeks. How is the removal done and is there anything special after it?

I was diagnosed conjunctival nevus in my eye. I have scheduled a removal in 3 weeks. How is the removal done and is there anything special after it?

Complete excision : Benign lesions, such as your diagnosed conjunctival Nevus, may be completely excised with special scissors & the wound closed with dissolvable sutures. An antibiotic eye drop & steroid eye drop (usually in a combination form) are prescribed for protection and control of inflammation. Directions given to you are for protecting the eye (shield at night) and for preventing contamination of the eye. ...Read more

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