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Doctor insights on: Malignant Eye Conditions

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Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye causing any headaches or classic symptoms?

Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye causing any headaches or classic symptoms?

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

Malignant (Definition)

The term “malignant” is mainly used in the context of cancer, but can also be used to describe a condition that can be acutely damaging to the body, ...Read more


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What does it mean to have a malignant melanoma in your eye? Can it be treated?

What does it mean to have a malignant melanoma in your eye? Can it be treated?

Retinal cancer: Melanoma can occur in the retina of the eye, technically in the uvea. The treatment is either surgery or radiation. Go to a specialist who treats this often. ...Read more

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Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or etc.?

Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or etc.?

Yes: It depends upon the exact location. Visual loss may be the most common presentation if the location involves the optic nerve or chiasm. ...Read more

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Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?

Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?

Yes!: Tumors may not present with headache if meninges or blood vessels are not involved and there is no rise in the intracranial pressure seizures usually occur when cortex of brain is affected. ...Read more

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An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?

An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?

Features of the mass: Patients typically have distinct signs on exam of a mass in the eye. These are typically lymphomas. Most cancer doctors would need to do an exam of some kind to confirm this diagnosis. I would ask your physician how he/she made this diagnosis. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Eus findings: 5 CM tumor in head of pancreas. What could it be? Should I be worried? What is likelihood it is malignant?

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

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I have a hard bony lump on back of my head, what causes it? Is it benign or malignant?

I have a hard bony lump on back of my head, what causes it? Is it benign or malignant?

Probably benign: Probably benign osteoma. However, see ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please.?

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

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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?

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

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Are there any conditions that gives a person's eyes an unnatural colour?

Are there any conditions that gives a person's eyes an unnatural colour?

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

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Are there eye conditions that are similar to astigmatism?

Are there eye conditions that are similar to astigmatism?

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

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What eye conditions require you to be prescribed sunglasses?

What eye conditions require you to be prescribed sunglasses?

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

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Can eye vision conditions can be repaired by doing eye exercises?

Can eye vision conditions can be repaired by doing eye exercises?

Not likely: Almost all eye conditions, if they respond will improve with correct eyeglasses, proper medication or surgery. Eye exercises cannot do any "repair" of vision. Most are a waste of money and time. ...Read more

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What is pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the uterine cervix?

What is pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the uterine cervix?

See below: Malignant condition is an other name for cancer.
Pre-mailgnant conditions are states that precede the development of cancer. You may consult this site for information on pre-malignant conditions:
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001491.htm ...Read more

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What are eye conditions would require you to be prescribed sunglasses?

What are eye conditions would require you to be prescribed sunglasses?

Several: Conditions that create severe pain when in bright lights such as uveitis, iritis, forms of ocular albinism, patients who have inflammation after surgery may require sunglasses. Most insurance companies will not accept sunglass prescriptions alone without a note from a doctor. ...Read more

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Slightest of windy conditions cause dry eye.? How shud I come over it.

Slightest of windy conditions cause dry eye.? How shud I come over it.

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

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What are some common eye conditions?

What are some common eye conditions?

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

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What are some possible eye conditions as a result of constant deterioration of eyesight?

What are some possible eye conditions as a result of constant deterioration of eyesight?

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

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For what conditions is eye transplant possible?

For what conditions is eye transplant possible?

Cornea conditions: Cornea transplantation is the most common firm of solid organ transplantation in the United States. It is used if the clear front part of the eye becomes cloudy. Transplantation of the entire eye is not possible. ...Read more

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6 yr with eye nerve cupping like her dad. What should I do and any underlying conditions if she has this? Thanks

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

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What are some pre-malignant conditions of the tongue?

What are some pre-malignant conditions of the tongue?

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

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What are some conditions that cause really large, prominent eyes?

What are some conditions that cause really large, prominent eyes?

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

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Eye conditions-- iridocyclitis or iritis is this serious?

Eye conditions-- iridocyclitis or iritis is this serious?

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

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How to treat eye irritation: any possible conditions that I might have?

How to treat eye irritation: any possible conditions that I might have?

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

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What are conditions or diseases that would induce this feeling of deep eye pain that I have?

What are conditions or diseases that would induce this feeling of deep eye pain that I have?

Many possibilities.: There are many disorders that cause eye pain. See an ophthalmologist for this problem. ...Read more

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What is the name for when the eyes have trouble adjusting to light to dark conditions?

What is the name for when the eyes have trouble adjusting to light to dark conditions?

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

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I'm aware that lasik fixes most eye conditions but can everybody have the treatment?

I'm aware that lasik fixes most eye conditions but can everybody have the treatment?

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

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Woud you please discuss the conditions that need to exist for an eye infection?

Woud you please discuss the conditions that need to exist for an eye infection?

Depends: Eye infections have many causes and different treatments. To prevent eye infections, do not touch your eye, use safety glass protection and wear contact lenses as directed by your ophthalmologist. Good luck... ...Read more

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How does eyes relate to nose and mouth conditions?

How does eyes relate to nose and mouth conditions?

Similar membranes: The eyes, nose and even the mouth are lined with mucousal membranes that can be damaged by similar insults. That is why your eyes and nose become runny when you have a cold or upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Are both naphcon and naphcon-a used for eye conditions due to allergies?

Are both naphcon and naphcon-a used for eye conditions due to allergies?

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

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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?

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?

Not really.: Styes are infections of one of the tiny follicles from which an eyelash grows. It is caused by bacteria common on the skin of children. They are unlikely to be the result of any underlying disease. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I was diag with ambylopia, nystagmus, high eye pressure and astigmatism. Is it normal to have this many eye conditions without an underlying cause?

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

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What malignant and/or benign conditions can cause enlarged Thymus on PET/CT scan in 30yr old female?

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