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Eye Health (Definition)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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Black marks on penis head? Looks like someone wrote a line with a black marker on it. Birthmark? Noticed it just now. Im 28. No pain or itch.

Black marks on penis head? Looks like someone wrote a line with a black marker on it. Birthmark? Noticed it just now. Im 28. No pain or itch.

Penile lesion: Penile melanotic macule is a well-defined, brown to black, flat patch on the penis of some men. Once developed the lesion usually remains unchanged in size and color. It can occasionally have an irregular edge and there may be a history of color change as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a birthmark on top of my head?

What does it mean if I have a birthmark on top of my head?

Nothing specific: I find these occasionally.The importance depends on the type of birthmark. Some are benign and no treatment indicated.Some will be associated with other conditions that will be monitored.Some may be associated with conversion to a cancer in later life and can be removed easily at some point. ...Read more

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One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?

One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?

See dermatologist: Your strawberry mark may be infected and swollen. Consult your primary doctor .alopecia is different condition and its cause usually not known .Best is talk to dermatologist about your problem for alopecia if he has some suggestion to prevent spreading of alopecia . ...Read more

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Can a birthmark on a child's head be the cause of her hair being a different color there?

Can a birthmark on a child's head be the cause of her hair being a different color there?

Yes: A dark mole or birthmark (congenital melanocytic nevus) often will have dark hairs coming out of it. If the mole is large (> 2 centimeters) you should probably have a dermatology consult at some point. ...Read more

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Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone ?! should i be worried cant stop panicking risk of death?

Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone ?! should i be worried cant stop panicking risk of death?

Relax: These grow their fastest before you reach a year of age and then settle down and just sit or shrink. If you made it to your age you are fine. It is more of a curiosity than a risk. Follow your docs lead on this and settle back into your life.I would't be surprised if they sent you around to a few docs to share the curious finding. ...Read more

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Why do people like in there 70's get a color red on her eye. There's like a red color on the bottom of the eye that is the skin. I'ts always red. Why?

Why do people like in there 70's get a color red on her eye. There's like a red color on the bottom of the eye that is the skin. I'ts always red. Why?

Common reasons: Redness is from inflammation. Common reasons for inflamed lid skin in the elderly include blepharitis (a noncontagious allergy-like reaction), dry eye, and ectropion. Ectropion happens when the eyelid skin gets too loose and starts to sag away from the eyeball, leaving dried out areas of lid and eyeball in the process. Have her see an eye md (ophthalmologist) to find out best treatments. ...Read more

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How does the eye work?

How does the eye work?

Like a camera: It would take too much spce to go piece by piece but it's workings are very similar to that of a camera. ...Read more

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Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

no: Spiderwebs are types of floaters which do not hurt but are seen when moving the eyes. They are usually harmless but if accompanied by light flashes you should see a retinal specialist right away to rule out possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

Birthmark (Definition)

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