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Can anyone tell me what a macular scar is?

Can anyone tell me what a macular scar is?

It is a scar: In the central portion of the retina. Scars can be from many causes which are often not evident when the scar is found. Depending on the location within the macula and its size, a scar can cause mild to severe loss of vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Could you tell me more about what a macular scar is?

Could you tell me more about what a macular scar is?

Bad deal: Assuming what is meant is a scar in the macula, it usually irreversibly damages vision, as the macula is where central vision is captured in the eye. There are many causes, see a retina specialist to learn more, as it depends on what the scar exactly looks like. ...Read more

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I have a macular scar can I gain any eyesight from that eye anymore?

I have a macular scar can I gain any eyesight from that eye anymore?

Macular scar: With a true macular scar central vision is impaired or lost depending on the size of the scar, and thus far is an untreatable condition once the scar has formed. The other eye should be continually observed by a retinal specialist to prevent a similar happening. ...Read more

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Is a macular scar the same thing as macular pucker in the eye?

Is a macular scar the same thing as macular pucker in the eye?

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

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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?

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

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Do you recommend laser treatment for macular scarring?

Do you recommend laser treatment for macular scarring?

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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Is laser treatment recommended for macular scarring (acne scarring)?

Is laser treatment recommended for macular scarring (acne scarring)?

It si one on many: 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

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Does having drusins have any effect on having a vitrectomy for macular pucker due to scar tissue? Vision progressively getting worse.

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

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What is macular puckers in eye, or scarred tissue in eye?

What is  macular puckers in eye, or scarred tissue in eye?

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

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What is macular generation ?

What is macular generation
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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

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Does kprf leave scars?

Does kprf leave scars?

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

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How to remove my scars?

How to remove my scars?

Improve not remove: A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist after first .Controlling the outbreaks. ...Read more

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What is involved in revising a scar?

What is involved in revising a scar?

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

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How to know if I have gotten a scar?

How to know if I have gotten a scar?

Scar: Any time you cut the skin there will be a scar. Other types of injury do not leave a scar all the time. Time will tell. ...Read more

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What causes discoloraton within a scar?

What causes discoloraton within a scar?

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

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What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

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

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Does cellulitis scar?

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

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What is scar excision?

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

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Can a scar get infected?

Can a scar get infected?

Infection: Scar does not have much blood circulation in it. It can be infected but wont be typical as it is in the normal tissue. ...Read more

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How can I remove a scar?

IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here but it is genrally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my head

I have a scar on my head

From injury?: Scars generally heal on their own, based on hte type of injury which caused these. If there is redness or any discharge, pl get it checked for an active infection, which may need antibiotic prescription. Feel good! ...Read more

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Do pustules scar easily?

They can: Pustules have much more inflammation than simple cuts, so the chance of scars are worse. That is why you should seek quick treatment of the underlying infection and do not do anything to spread or worsen the problem such as squeezing the pustule. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more