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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

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 conjuctival nevus on my left eye. I don't know what to do, to remove it or not? What do you suggest? Iam 21

Nevus: If it is causing you no problems with your eyesight and your ophthalmologist is in accord I would do nothing ...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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I have a conjuctival nevus on my left eye? Will it be beneficial to remove it? Will it leave any scar?

I have a conjuctival nevus on my left eye? Will it be beneficial to remove it? Will it leave any scar?

Depends: You don't have to remove it if it's been stable for many years. If it is growing in size or changing in shape and may not be a nevus anymore, it is good to remove it. You could also do it for cosmetic reasons. If addressed properly, there should be no visually significant scar to the naked eye. That really depends on how you heal and the surgical technique used. ...Read more

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I have a nevus of ota under my left eye. I had it since my birth. Is there any way except. Laser to reduce it or lower its darkness?

I have a nevus of ota under my left eye. I had it since my birth. Is there any way except. Laser to reduce it or lower its darkness?

Laser is best: Think of a nevus of ota as a tattoo. Laser, specifically the ones we use for tattoo removal, are the most efficient and safe way, when in the right hands to remove the pigment from the lesion without damaging or scarring the skin. See an experienced laser expert for a consultation. ...Read more

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I have a nevus in my eye. I also have a cataract. Will having the cataract removed be a factor in if the nevus becomes cancerous or not?

I have a nevus in my eye. I also have a cataract. Will having the cataract removed be a factor in if the nevus becomes cancerous or not?

Not likely a problem: Your cataract, when visually symptomatic, may be removed. There is no connection with it and nevi, which are found in pigmented tissues, such as the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Very infrequently, a Nevus may tranfrom into a malignant melanoma, which itself, will not affect the previous cataract surgery. I should add that cataracts can be caused by tumors in the eye; eg., ciliary body ...Read more

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I was told I have a nevus in my eye. Follow up in a year. How often do these become cancer? I think the Dr said it was in the choroidal area?

I was told I have a nevus in my eye. Follow up in a year. How often do these become cancer? I think the Dr said it was in the choroidal area?

Very rare: I have never experienced one becoming a cancer but it does happen. Ask your eye professional about the chance. If it is stable over several years, they won't watch it very closely after that. ...Read more

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My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

Nevus of ota: Nevus of ota is a benign conglomeration of melanocytes in the eye and does not affect vision normally, it can be left alone or can undergo laser treatment. ...Read more

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Can a benign Nevus grow back if excisional biopsy did not 100% remove it although it was removed completely to the naked eye? How long would it take?

Can a benign Nevus grow back if excisional biopsy did not 100% remove it although it was removed completely to the naked eye? How long would it take?

Regrowth of nevus: An incompletely excise nevus can, and most likely it will grow back...The timing is very unpredictable. It may be months or even years.... ...Read more

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My doctor says I have a nevus in my eye. Will it become a cancer?

My doctor says I have a nevus in my eye. Will it become a cancer?

Possibly: Some locations of nevi are more likely than others to become cancers tha others. Watch all for changes. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous spot back of scalp half dollar size on 2 year old. Complaining of left eye. Be concerned? Other things to be concerned about or watch?

Nevus sebaceous spot back of scalp half dollar size on 2 year old. Complaining of left eye. Be concerned? Other things to be concerned about or watch?

Birth mark on scalp: Nevus sebaceous is a pink gray lesion on the scalp of some new born infants. They are a "birth mark' caused by the accumulation of oil gland cells on the scalp. They can be small or quite large. They have a very small chance of turning into a malignant lesion, although not a dangerous one. They can be left and watched ...Read more

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How long does it take for eye redness to go away after excision of nevus on conjunctiva?? Been 3 months since, and my eye is still pink with veins.

How long does it take for eye redness to go away after excision of nevus on conjunctiva?? Been 3 months since, and my eye is still pink with veins.

Depends on size: Depends on size of the area excised. After this period of time, you should return to your surgeon for advice. There may be some drops that will help the injection. ...Read more

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Have blue nevus on my left nower eyelid was wonder how I should treat it, laser eye surgery or sometime of cream?

Have blue nevus on my left nower eyelid was wonder how I should treat it, laser eye surgery or sometime of cream?

Blue nevus: See a live ophthalmologist. If you can't find one where you live come into NYC and be seen @ Columbia's Eye Institute. ...Read more

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Went to a dermatologist. He found 2 dark moles. He said I should keep an eye on them. What does that mean? Should I worry?

Went to a dermatologist. He found 2 dark moles. He said I should keep an eye on them. What does that mean? Should I worry?

Good idea: To observe, few pigmented moles transform to malignant type the serious melanoma, where size of mole increases, intensity of pigmentation changes, some tomes will have ring like pigmentation with a hallo, then will need excision biopsy. Second choice simple removal histological analysis (biopsy) then you don't have to worry. Speak to your doctor some have higher incidence of malignancy. ...Read more

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Went to a dermatologist. He found 2 dark moles. He said I should keep an eye on them. What does that mean? Should I worry? Why didn't he remove it?

Good idea: To observe, few pigmented moles transform to malignant type the serious melanoma, where size of mole increases, intensity of pigmentation changes, some tomes will have ring like pigmentation with a hallo, then will need excision biopsy. Second choice simple removal histological analysis (biopsy) then you don't have to worry. Speak to your doctor and you want it out. ...Read more

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I have some pen point sized moles on my face, around my eyes. I wanted to try apple cider vinegar to remove them. Is this okay?

I have some pen point sized moles on my face, around my eyes. I wanted to try apple cider vinegar to remove them. Is this okay?

It's safe: But probably won't work for the "moles". It sounds as if you may have dermatosis papulosis nigra (compare your "moles" to Morgan Freeman). This condition is fairly common, must be pretty annoying but does respond to certain lasers. You should consult a cosmetic dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.

High: You'll do well to use a good sunscreen, and especially to continue to keep an eye on your skin. You've got a reasonable chance of getting a malignant melanoma one of these days, but if you've kept up proper surveillance and spot and remote it in time, you will probably save your life by doing so. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, recently small moles have been popping up on the right side of my face, specially around eyes (about 5 or 6). What causes this?

Hello Doctor, recently small moles have been popping up on the right side of my face, specially around eyes (about 5 or 6). What causes this?

Moles face: Hello ~ "moles"on face. That is perhaps the one thing they are not because moles seldom suddenly appear in crops. I cannot tell you what they are because I cannot see them, which is a necessary pre-requisite for accurate diagnosis. Please go and see your GP or ask to see a dermatologist thanks ...Read more

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Eyes and skin yellow, mass on upper right side and middle abdomen, fever, vomiting, black moles on arms face shoulders v, back, stomach, green to dark?

Eyes and skin yellow, mass on upper right side and middle abdomen, fever, vomiting, black moles on arms face shoulders v, back, stomach, green to dark?

Yellow eyes/skin: Yellow eyes & skin indicate jaundice which is due to many reasons: hepatitis, liver issues. Consult with us to help you get better. More info on eyedoc2020@blogpsot. Com ...Read more

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My son is only age 25 and diagnosed with nevus sebaceous and has patches of hairloss on head. Should he have these patches removed?

My son is only age 25 and diagnosed with nevus sebaceous and has patches of hairloss on head. Should he have these patches removed?

Nevus sebaceous: An organoid nevus that occurs in 3 of 1000 babies. 50% are on the scalp and 45% are on head and neck. They persist throughout life and enlarge in adult life. The risk for tumor development increases with age and occurs in more than 10% of cases. Both benign and malignant tumors occur. Surgical removal is generally recommended but can be delayed until adulthood. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and has moles on his back with pinkish white circles around them and a couple on his head with grey hair growing out of them. Serious?

My son is 14 and has moles on his back with pinkish white circles around them and a couple on his head with grey hair growing out of them. Serious?

Halo nevus: At times there is a whitish halo that surrounds a mole. A so called halo nevus it is impossible to know for sure unless a dermatologist evaluates the area. The key is determining whether the mole is abnormal or not. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have gray hair growing only around the moles on my head?

Why do I have gray hair growing only around the moles on my head?

Gray Hair: The graying of the hair is more of a genetic issue and not related to the moles. That is the hair in that region may be predisposed to gray in your case. For most of us the process is more diffuse. The gray hair is not a sign of the mole changing to a skin cancer. ...Read more

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10 year old with a frecal on his lip and lots of moles on his head and face why dose he have sooooo many?

Moles: Genetics is one of the most important factors in the growth of moles. Most people are not born with moles, but will develop moles throughout their lifetime. They will appear, grow, fade and disappear many times throughout your life. However, some people are genetically predisposed towards moles. ...Read more