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Malignant Eye Conditions
Perhaps: Benign or malignant tumors could cause headaches/pain, vision loss, proptosis (protrusion of the eye), double vision. There are many, many more common causes for headaches and eye pain, however, and a careful history and exam by your primary provider and eye care provider can determine if studies to look for a tumor are needed or if the pattern fits better for another cause of the symptoms. ...Read more
Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?
An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?
Is it safe for a pt with history of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (father died of malignant melanoma and sister has had a melanoma removed) to take enbrel (etanercept) for ra? Red hair, blue eyes.
Immunosuppressant: Enbrel (etanercept) is an immunosupressant to minimize yuur bodies attack of itself. Anything that lowers your immune system may increase your risk for certain cancers such as lymphoma, basal and squamous cell cancers, particularly if you are already fair skinned. Good sun block, wide brimmed hats, minimize sun exposure, etc. Your doctor should be able to discuss the relative risks of treatment of enbrel (etanercept). ...Read more
Eus findings: 5 CM tumor in head of pancreas. What could it be? Should I be worried? What is likelihood it is malignant?
It can be cancer: You need to tell us the complete story. What has your doctor told you about this mass? It looks like you have had a biopsy done already. That should provide an answer. What did the biopsy reveal? If it was not successful, repeat ctscan in 2 months or repeat biopsy are the only two ways to find out what this tumor could be? Benign or malignant (neuroendocrine tumor or adenocarcinoma of pancreas? ...Read more
Probably benign: Probably benign osteoma. However, see ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please.?
Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more
Hi, My son has blue nevis on his scalp. Is this more likely to become malignant than a mole? He won't be able to monitor it on the top of his head.
Blue scalp nevis: He should be seen & followed by a dermatologust on regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more
Result cect: mass lesion head of pancreas with biliary and pancreatic duct dilatation (malignant mass) patient age 75 what should we do next?
Your doctors: Your doctors can give you much better advice than you can get on the internet. ...Read more
My father in law had a small tumour removed from his head which turned out to be malignant. His doctor wants to do an ultra sound of his throat - why?
What is Pathology?: The tumor was likely diagnosed by a pathologist. If it appears to have arisen from the throat, than it may be arising from the pharynx or one of the salivary glands. An ultrasound may not be able to see that deep, and I would suggest that he undergo a CT scan of the neck, with contrast, as this can see the deep structures of the neck in better detail. ...Read more
Be more spedific: Are you talking about the whites of your eye or the iris? Jaundice can cause your eyes to become yellowish. What's the definition of unnatural? As you get older, sometimes you develop pinguecula or pterygium that can make parts of your eye white or yellowish. Certain diseases can make your iris change color. ...Read more
Not really: Astigmatism is curvature of the eye that causes 2 images in the eye. It is unique, but is part of problems in the eye known as refractive error. Near and farsightedness are 2 others. All are correctable with glasses, contact lenses and surgery. More info: http://www.2020vision. Com/refractive_error. Html. ...Read more
Light sensitivity: Sunglasses protect from bright light. Any eye treatment which dilates the pupil would benefit from sunglasses. Inflamed eyes are also light sensitive, and sunglasses are of benefit also in those conditions. Sunglasses are otherwise good protection against uv light exposure for anyones eyes. ...Read more
Wind induced dry eye: Wrap around sunglasses are an obvious help. Omega 3 supplements improve tear production. Using artificial tears prior to entering a windy environment also helps. More involved treatments would include punctal plugs, restasis, and serum tears under the care of a md. ...Read more
Long list: The most common is a need for eyeglass correction. Eyes can be traumatized, develop various infections, are subject to many inherited diseases, can develop tumors and the lids can get a pimple like infection termed a stye. There are many subcategories of these. And of course diabetes commonly affects the eye, it can develop glaucoma or cataracts. ...Read more
Many diseases can: Many eye diseases can cause deterioration of eyesight. Cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are the 4 most common eye diseases in the usa that can cause of steady decline in vision. Consult your ophthalmologist if your vision is deteriorating. ...Read more
Please tell me what can excessive studying every day for year cause for eye conditions (what are the conditions)?
Excessive study: Some think it may promote increased near sightness or dry eye. ...Read more
6 yr with eye nerve cupping like her dad. What should I do and any underlying conditions if she has this? Thanks
Possibly congenital: Only a carefully conducted clinical examination with useful tests will be instrumental in determining whether the child's optic nerve cupping is pathological or a variant of normal. The father with similar clinical findings doesn't necessarily rule out disease in the child. The father could have glaucomatous disease. He should be carefully examined too. My advice: make an appt. With a glaucoma MD ...Read more
Leucoplakia: Not many except for Leucoplakia which can sometimes be associated with carcinoma in situ. Any of these conditions can go on to evolve into cancer of the tongue. So these need to be monitored and or removed if indicated. Have a Head and Neck specialist to follow up and seek his/her advice and guidance. ...Read more
Prominent eyes: Prominant eyes can be normal or due to diseases such as thyroid exophthalmos, orbital tumors, bony orbital abnormalities, or other issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on cause: These two words are basically the same. They mean you have inflammation inside the front of the eye affecting the iris and or ciliary body. They can happen due to trauma, infection or inflammatory conditions, all of which have different prognoses. See an ophthalmologist to be properly diagnosed and treated. It is important to reduce inflammation to avoid long term affects like scarring. ...Read more
Probably a dry eye: I would order Oasis lubricating eye drops off the internet, about $24. They are wonderful, use as needed. If this does not solve the problem, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: There are many disorders that cause eye pain. See an ophthalmologist for this problem. ...Read more
Low light adaptation: Dark adaptation takes about 30-45 minutes to be complete. If after I hr in the dark you still cannot see you may have some sort of nightblindness. You should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
LASIK answer: Not all patients are eligible for lasik. There are many situations where lasik is not an appropriate choice, such as patients with visually significant cataracts, keratoconus, extremely high myopia, etc. Please see your own doctor for a consultation to determine whether or not lasik is an appropriate option. ...Read more
Avoid regular use: Both drops contain naphazoline, which is a potent blood vessel constrictor. This is what "gets the red out". If used too much it can causes rebound redness. Naphcon a contains an antihistamine as well. Try a plain allergy eye drop like zaditor, (ketotifen) alaway, or zyrtec drops. ...Read more
My almost 3 yr old son has a total of 4 styes (2 on each eye) (large). Can multiple styes be linked to any childhood diseases or conditions?
Eye prescription change of from 2.75 power to over 4.0 power in 3 years. I should get a physical to check for diabetes and other conditions?
Prescription change: Your spectacle prescription can change normally with aging, & over 3 years with a 1.25 diopter change is not really unusual. Of course it should be verified to be working well for improving your vision. Sometimes a prescription is made too strong. If you have other systemic symptoms, such as excessive thirst, hunger, urination, weight loss, low energy, a primary care doc can run some tests 4 DM. ...Read more
I was diag with ambylopia, nystagmus, high eye pressure and astigmatism. Is it normal to have this many eye conditions without an underlying cause?
Not rare: Astigmatism is a developmental ovalness of the eye and occurs to some degree in over 60% of humans. Amblyopia and nystagmus usually develop at birth or at young age. High blood pressure can occur at any age but is more common in those older than you. These are largely independent and not due to an underlying common cause. ...Read more
What malignant and/or benign conditions can cause enlarged Thymus on PET/CT scan in 30yr old female?
Thymoma: If there is a mass in the anterior mediastinum (ie in front of the heart and aorta) on a CT scan in a 30 year old, there are a specific set of possibilities that may occur: Teratoma, Thymoma, Lymphoma being three of them. If the thymus remains present, and is enlarged, thymoma is a concern. ...Read more