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What's the meaning of retinal pigmentation?

What's 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

Dr. KENT SMALL
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Retinal Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased pigment/ color in the retina (layer at back of of eye containing light sensitive cells) can be ...Read more


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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

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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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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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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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What causes a child to partially lose her pigmentation on spots on her face?

What causes a child to partially lose her pigmentation on spots on her face?

Tryptophan: If protein is not digested body does not get enough tryptophan - precursor for both serotonin and melanin. Could be a sign of indigestion. Get tested with metametrix lab - urine organix profile - this can pinpoint the problem. Use aminosport by biotics or neuro-htp by biotics to improve this issue. ...Read more

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What products would u recommend to lighten the pigmentation caused by eczema? I dun wan to let it clear naturally as it will take a very longtime

What products would u recommend to lighten the pigmentation caused by eczema? I dun wan to let it clear naturally as it will take a very longtime

Peel and bleach.: Agents containing retinoids, steroids, hydroquinone, kojic acid may be compounded and useful for this purpose but shouls be prescribed under the guidance of a physician. Avoidance of sun and inflammationis also beneficial to limit worsening. ...Read more

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What causes pigmentation in the eye?

What causes pigmentation in the eye?

Natural: We all have pigment cells in various layers of our skin and eye. The pigment within the cells can increase with age, change in hormones (pregnancy), and of course sun exposure. When the cells themselves start multiplying and moving and growing where they don't belong-this is cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?

Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?

Yes: In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated. ...Read more

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Creamy pigmentation in eyes either side of iris what can cause this?

Creamy pigmentation in eyes either side of iris what can cause this?

Pinguecula: You are most likely seeing a pinguecula. These are thought to be caused by ultraviolet light exposure. They are nothing to worry about. When the same process gets more aggressive and starts to invade the cornea, we call it a Pterygium. Sometimes, these require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can tell you for sure with just a quick look. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of brown pigmentation on my skin caused by psoriasis?

How do I get rid of brown pigmentation on my skin caused by psoriasis?

The brown......: The pigmentation is caused by several factors. Inflammation can cause leakage of red blood cells into the skin, causing " rusting of the iron in the rbc hgb. Also, if you scratch and abrade psoriasis lesions, you get a low grade infection, which will permanently discolor skin. People will scratch unknowingly in sleep. The brown caused by rbc will leave slowly. The other will diminish little. ...Read more

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Can dermatitis cause hypo-pigmentation? And can ketoconazole cream cause adrynyl suppression

Can dermatitis cause hypo-pigmentation? And can ketoconazole cream cause adrynyl suppression

Yes and no: Dermatitis can cause hypopigmentation (tinea versicolor, a fungal infection, is an example) and ketoconazole cream, which is an antifungal cream and not a steroid cream, doesn't cause adrenal suppression. ...Read more

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What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer?

What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer?

Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. You can treat it by applying a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) for 10 minutes before showering each day for 1-2 weeks. This will often eliminate the fungus and the skin color will then gradually even out upon additional tanning. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck?

Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more

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Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?

Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?

It can: Crps can cause a variety of changes including discoloration, swelling, hair loss, sensitivity ad numbness. Limbs can feel either very cold or very warm and may be red in color or darkly pigmented. ...Read more

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What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

Skin and Pregnancy: The skin is definitely affected by the hormonal changes in pregnancy. Among the changes are: darkening of areas (freckles, nipples, inner thigh), linea nigra (dark vertical line on the belly), worsening of acne, melasma (darkening of sun exposed areas of face), spider veins, and of course stretch marks. Once the hormones return to normal, most of these may return to normal. ...Read more

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I want to remove some pigmentations on my teeth (by a dentist) is it safee. Can it cause any side effects?

I want to remove some pigmentations on my teeth (by a dentist) is it safee. Can it cause any side effects?

Absolutely: Your dentist has over 10, 000 hours training and years of experience to safely and effectively resolve, problems just like yours. Enjoy your new smile! ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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