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Hi my 20 months daughter is suffering from central serous macular detachment and macular scar. Is there any remedy till now.
No: A macular scar is a replacement of the rod and cones (photoreceptors) in the macula. The normal tissue is no longer present, and one cannot expect a return of function, when the retinal cells no longer exist. A macular pucker refers to a loss of the smooth surface of the retina.The photoreceptors are present, but perceive images incorrectly because of the altered angle they project on the retina. ...Read more
I have a macular scar in my right eye including several holes in my retinal. What procedures should I take? Is it a bad idea to wear contacts?
Retinal treatment: To answer this question, it's best to answer each part individually: 1. Retinal scars have no treatment in modern day technology. 2. Retinal holes should be treated by a specialist with a laser to prevent retinal detachments. 3. Contact lenses do not pose risk to retinal disease, but it is not suggested for use in your good eye. Monocular patients need glasses for protection of the good eye. ...Read more
Hi Sir I'm 24 m, I had macular scar on my right eye over fovea is there any treatment? Doctor told me nohopes
Macular scar: Your doctor is right as far as I know there's nothing you can do about it ...Read more
Macular scar: It would be best to consult with a vitreoretinal surgeon who can answer you with the best therapy after seeing your eye disease. ...Read more
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There are options for acne scaring you can have medical grade peels performed at a doctors office to slowly remove outer layers and stimulate collagen at the dermis, THese have little downtime
You can have a laser resurfacing. You may need several it goes as deep or deeper than the peel but you will have about a week downtime and slightly red for a few more.
Speak to a good dermatologist ...Read more
Does having drusins have any effect on having a vitrectomy for macular pucker due to scar tissue? Vision progressively getting worse.
Drusen: Do you have a photo or the fluorescein (FA) or your macular area? Were you told you have early macular degeneration? Usually drusen does not make vision worse on its own unless there is a clumping of drusen with new blood vessels growing underneath. A photo/FA would help. Consult with us to provide a more complete answer to your excellent question. ...Read more
The same: Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, sometimes a pucker is referred to as "scar tissue on the retina", and "epiretinal gliosis." When appropriate, surgery to remove the pucker may be a good idea to halt vision deterioration, or modestly improve vision. Best to see a retina specialist for this kind of problem. ...Read more
Local retina illness: Macular degeneration is generally a slowly developing condition that affects the central, most sensitive part of the retina referred to as the macula. It is usually related to age so more commonly seen in older individuals. Depending on the severity there may be no noticeable symptoms or severe central vision loss. ...Read more
Generally not: Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii involves excess keratin production (small bumps) on the face which is often inflamed, causing the redness. Since it generally does not involve infection, it usually does not leave scars unless someone picks at the bumps. If it is irritating you enough that you are picking, seek help from your dermatologist. If it scars, you need to see derm to r/o something else. ...Read more
Excision: Scar revision usually involves excising the scar and re-closing the area in layers. Deep sutures are typically used to provide dermal support which minimizes scarring. Also, depending on the location and orientation of the scar, the surgeon may decide to perform local tissue rearrangement (such as a z-plasty) to better conceal a scar. Post-operative scar management is also important. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Blood or pigment: It depends on what caused the scar and what was on the skin prior to the injury. If it was a pigmented lesion you should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. At any rate have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
It may, ...: Cellulitis may resolve with treatment and leave no evidence of the infection. Some may cause a slight discoloration of the skin. If associated with an ulceration, there certainly may be a scar associated with that area. Associated conditions, such as underlying diabetes and/or poor circulation may increase risk of possible scarring or discoloration as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read more
Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more
Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient). ...Read more
Depends: The classicle leasons of chickenpox are superficial & generally leave transient marks that fade over a year or so. However, if a kid scratches & digs at leasons there is a chance that a deeper wound will appear and scar. There is also risk that weeping sores will be invaded by staph or strep and cause even bigger problems. Simple surveylance and cleaning of wounds can minimize risk. ...Read more