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Dr. KENT SMALL
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Retinal Pigmentation (Overview)

Increased pigment/ color in the retina ( layer at back of of eye containing light sensitive cells ) can be seen with different conditions.


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What is retinal pigmentation and is it serious?

What is retinal pigmentation and is it serious?

Inherited eye diseas: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of similar-appearing eye diseases that are hereditary in nature and can lead to blindness. There is no known effective treatment at this time. Rp often causes night blindness and reduction of peripheral vision. More advanced disease causes loss of central vision. The genetic defect in some autosomal dominant forms of rp is known. ...Read more

Dr. KENT SMALL
11 doctors shared insights

Retinal Pigmentation (Overview)

Increased pigment/ color in the retina ( layer at back of of eye containing light sensitive cells ) can be seen with different conditions.


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Whats the meaning of retinal pigmentation?

Whats the meaning of retinal pigmentation?

Trauma, infection: The retina responds to trauma, infection and some inherited conditions by the production of pigment. The ophthalmologist can evaluate this and determine the source of the problem frequently by looking at this pigment. You cannot see your own pigment. ...Read more

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What is retinal pigmentation and is it serious?

Inherited eye diseas: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of similar-appearing eye diseases that are hereditary in nature and can lead to blindness. There is no known effective treatment at this time. Rp often causes night blindness and reduction of peripheral vision. More advanced disease causes loss of central vision. The genetic defect in some autosomal dominant forms of rp is known. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Retinal pigmentation?

Retinal pigmentation: Increased pigment/ color in the retina ( layer at back of of eye containing light sensitive cells ) can be seen with different conditions. ...Read more

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What is congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium?

It is: A very darkly pigmented lesion of the retina found during an eye exam. It is similar to a mole or nevus, but has some distinctive differences. Unlike a mole, it cannot become cancerous. It does not affect the vision and should be of no concern to you. ...Read more

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I have congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium, any suggestions?

I have congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium, any suggestions?

Depends: It depends on how many chrpe spots you have. If you only have one, observation is fine. If you have 4 or more, there is an increased risk for a type of cancer in the colon and you'll want to get that evaluated regularly. ...Read more

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10 yo daughter has pigmentation on retina both eyes. Found at age 5. No known family hx of RP. No changes in visual fields. Could it be RP?

10 yo daughter has pigmentation on retina both eyes.  Found at age 5. No known family hx of RP.  No changes in visual fields. Could it be RP?

Retinitis pigmentosa: is a genetic disorder with AR form of inheritance involving 50 or more genes.mutation in the genes prevent making of proteins for photorecepters and causes difficulty in vision at night and peripheral vision your child needs to be checked by a pediatric ophthalmologist so he can check her peripheral vision ...Read more

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Remedies for pigmentation?

Remedies for pigmentation?

Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, manganese, licorice extract, retinoids, glycolic acid, lactic acid, urea. Also procedures such as ktp and nd:yag lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, chemical acid peels can all help. ...Read more

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How to treat pigmentation?

How to treat pigmentation?

See a dermatologist.: You should consult a dermatologist who can treat you for pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have pigmentation in my face?

I have pigmentation in my face?

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is normal in many people. You really need to see the dermatologist to be certain that it is not something that could possibly be serious. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pigmentation?

How to get rid of pigmentation?

Genetics/DNA: It all depends, but if you want to change your skin completely that is impossible and not a wise endeavor. If you have a blemish then there are some surgical and laser options that a good dermatologist may have ideas and expertise to manage. ...Read more

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How to treat hyper pigmentation?

How to treat hyper pigmentation?

Pigmentation: Is your hyper-pigmentation in different places on your body or are you seeing overall changes in your skin? Does this change with the season? You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pigmentation ?

How can I get rid of pigmentation ?

Pigmentation: Sewe a dermatologist and see if bleaching or lasers might help you with the pigmentation. ...Read more

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How to remove pigmentation from lips?

How to remove pigmentation from lips?

Expert only: Check with your dermatologist no lay people can be all become a big problem. ...Read more

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How to remove pigmentation on my face?

How to remove pigmentation on my face?

Bleach,peel,laser: Results vary but combination bleaching creams with hydroquinone, kojic acod , arbuthnot can be helpful alone or in combination with chemical peel or treatment with a q switched nd yag laser used for tattoo removal. ...Read more

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What could cause a pigmentation in sclera?

What could cause a pigmentation in sclera?

Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera without having oi. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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What happened decreasing iris pigmentation ?

What happened decreasing iris pigmentation ?

Unusual: The iris can change color over the years, but usually very gradually. The cornea, which is the clear dome over the iris, can develop haziness which can make the iris appear to be decreasing in pigment. There are rare conditions that can cause iris depigmentation, so an eye exam would be indicated to be sure everything is healthy. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Combination Therapy!: 1. Broad spectrum sunblock daily 2. Serial superficial chemical peels, performed by an esthetician or a physician 3. Prescription creams like a retinoid (tretinoin) or fade cream (hydroquinone) 4. Laser treatments by a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more