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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I have a mole on my eyelid and I want to remove it, but its small so will it be safe?

I have a mole on my eyelid and I want to remove it, but its small so will it be safe?

See specialist: See your plastic surgeon as s/he will be able to tell you the risks, benefits and limitations of any surgical procedure that is being contemplated. Eyelids are very complex structures and require specialists for addressing lesions even though the lesions may be small. ...Read more

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Is mole removal on an eyelid safe?

Yes: Yes, as long as its removed by someone with proper training. ...Read more

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Is mole removal on an eyelid safe? Ever since I was born, I have had a large mole on my right eyelid. Everybody notices it, so I feel like it is negatively affecting my everyday life. I want to get mole removal surgery done, but I am scared of letting a d

Is mole removal on an eyelid safe? Ever since I was born, I have had a large mole on my right eyelid. Everybody notices it, so I feel like it is negatively affecting my everyday life. I want to get mole removal surgery done, but I am scared of letting a d

Of: Of course it always depends on the individual circumstances, but generally speaking mole removal, even from an eyelid can be accomplished safely with little risk. Assuming that you are otherwise healthy, the major considerations would be the size of the lesion as it relates to the amount of surrounding skin and the proximity to the lash line. ...Read more

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I have a brown mole on my lower eyelid. It has eyelashes sticking out from it. Also, the mole is slightly raised. What is it?

Your are right: From your description, your diagnosis of a mole seems to be correct. As and when you see a doctor ask her/him to take a look. ...Read more

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I have a really tiny bright red dot on my upper left eyelid. It's right above my eyekashes, and kind of looks like a little scab or a mole. What is it?

Vascular lesion: Unless you have had trauma to the lid, the most likely diagnosis is a vascular loop just under the skin. These are common, termed angiomas, and are benign spots. The blood vessels are tiny and need the kind of microscope that ophthalmologists use routinely to see. ...Read more

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I got my mole removed through a cream that scabbed my skin, but after the scab was removed, it left a pinkish skin on my eyelid and it's been a month.

I got my mole removed through a cream that scabbed my skin, but after the scab was removed, it left a pinkish skin on my eyelid and it's been a month.

Pink skin: It is not unusual for skin under a scab which has fallen off to be pinkish. This is new skin but over months change in pigmentation will result in a more normal skin color. The area of involvement may have a slightly lighter color permanently, however. ...Read more

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I have a mole next to my eye. It doesn't hurt but should I get it removed?

I have a mole next to my eye. It doesn't hurt but should I get it removed?

Depends.: If it is growing or changing, then consider removal. Has it been there all your life? If so, then most likely it is not malignant. You need to see your eye md or dermatologist to make sure it is not malignant. ...Read more

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I have mole type thing in my left eye from 4-5 yrs I need help to remove it?

I have mole type thing in my left eye from 4-5 yrs I need help to remove it?

Need surveillance: Pigmented Moles on retina (eye) need close observation if exhibits any change or suspicious for melanoma need serious surgery. See your Eye doctor for appropriate referral. ...Read more

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I have a mole on the back of my eye it has whitespots on it what does it mean?

I have a mole on the back of my eye it has whitespots on it what does it mean?

Nothing serious: Any white spots in a mole mean that the mole is not homogeneous and the white spots are really the white of the eye (sclera) showing through or that those areas are depigmented. ...Read more

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I have a mole or nevus in my eye not sure what it is and want to know if its removal?

Eye lesion: Only by seeing it, a doc can tell whether it is in need of removal or can be left alone. If it is bothering you, this should come out. You may either send a pic or request a private consult through this site or see a physician locally. ...Read more

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What's the mole in my eye? How do I get rid of it?

What's the mole in my eye? How do I get rid of it?

Eye mole: Any growth on the eye should be examined by a specialist to determine if it is a benign growth or a skin cancer.
Most often it is a good idea to have a facial or oculoplastic surgen remove a growth from the eyelid. This may help to reduce notching or loss of eyelashes. ...Read more

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Can a mole in behind your eye be cancer or turn into cancer?

Can a mole in behind your eye be cancer or turn into cancer?

Possibly: Any mole anywhere can be cancerous. See a dermatologist to check it out. Make sure you wear sun block oceangirl. ...Read more

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A spot or speck under the upper lid of the eye that won't just go away? Could it be a mole?

A spot or speck under the upper lid of the eye that won't just go away? Could it be a mole?

See a doctor: Spots or specks may be a mole or other benign lesion or could be a skin cancer. If it's suspicious then you may need a biopsy. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked out by a specialist: dermatologist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a mole in the lacrimal in the right eye and I want to remove to waht doxtor shoul I go to?

I have a mole in the lacrimal in the right eye and I want to remove to waht doxtor shoul I go to?

Opthamologist: I would recommend going to an opthamologist (a md or do - not an optometrist - od) for the removal, but you may need to go to your primary care physician for a referal prior to seeing the opthamologist. ...Read more

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My son developed a pin sized dark red mark under his eye that I just noticed. It's flat and I can't feel it. It looks like a mole. What could it be?

? pigmented mole.: Probably a pigmented mole, if he is well and has no other problems you could watch, if it is getting bigger, changes color, starts raising or the edges become irregular see a dermatologist. If you are worried see the doctor soon. ...Read more

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I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

Probably nothing: If the mole was benign, you are left with a hopefully insignificant scar which will not cause any problems. If the scar looks bad, it can be revised by an oculoplastic surgeon or a general plastic surgeon. The mole is not scar tissue as it presumably is gone. ...Read more

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Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Possible: Possible but unlikely if it was completely removed and was totally benign. If not totally benign, requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot on my iris and a mole that has 2 white spots on the back of my eye what does this mean?

Mole of eye: This question needs to be discussed with an ophthalmologist. Do you have photos of your retina? ...Read more

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I'm getting my mole removed in a couple hours using an eye shaped incision. I will be under local anesthesia, will it hirt?

No: The worst part of the operation will be getting an injection of local anesthetic around the mole. Some surgeons will ask for some sedation to be given which will make the procedure more pleasant. ...Read more

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I have a mole in the inner canthus of my eye. Had it since birth but it has been growing over the years and it itches/hurts at times.

Moles: No one like to have a procedure buy it is time to have it removed see a local plastic surgeon or opthamlogist for removal you will be glad you did cheers ...Read more

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I have a mole underneath my eye, it lies right on my pores. This is the second time a pimple has grew under it. It's irritating, I'm concerned!

I have a mole underneath my eye, it lies right on my pores. This is the second time a pimple has grew under it. It's irritating, I'm concerned!

See dermatologist: While the problem may only be cosmetic be sure and see a dermatologist who can excise it and obtain a pathology report ...Read more

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5yrs ago eye doc told me have mole behind left eye, moved nother state no eye doc haven't seen eye doc since, white crust on outside of tht eye 5or 6 times a day, should I worry?

5yrs ago eye doc told me have mole behind left eye, moved nother state no eye doc haven't seen eye doc since, white crust on outside of tht eye 5or 6 times a day, should I worry?

Need eye exam: You definitely need a thorough eye exam as soon as possible. While the crusting might be due to a different condition, either allergy/infection you are overdue for the follow-up regarding the mole.
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I have a mole on the upper right side of my nose near under my right eye, can I be blind from it?

Probably not: Most likely not. However, since I cannot actually see this mole I cannot tell you with 100% certainty that it is not a melanoma or some other type of skin cancer. That could change my opinion. Some skin cancers can become rather invasive and result in actual eye involvement. You should have this mole examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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