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Dr. KENT SMALL
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Retinal Pigmentation (Overview)

Retinal pigmentation is the color a doctor sees when looking at the inside of the eyeball. Pigmentation is due to the retinal pigment epithelium, a layer of the retina that nourishes and cares for the retina. In some eye diseases, there are problems with this pigmented layer of cells. Albinos (persons without color pigment) do not have retinal pigmentation.


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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
9 doctors shared insights

Retinal Pigmentation (Overview)

Retinal pigmentation is the color a doctor sees when looking at the inside of the eyeball. Pigmentation is due to the retinal pigment epithelium, a layer of the retina that nourishes and cares for the retina. In some eye diseases, there are problems with this pigmented layer of cells. Albinos (persons without color pigment) do not have retinal pigmentation.


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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 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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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 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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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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