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Retinal Scarring Causes
Can blunt trauma to the eye like that from a plastic ball at high velocity cause retinal scarring, even though it did not penetrate at all into the eye?
Why are patients still at lifelong risk of retinal detachment after surgery? If the vitreous is gone and no scar tissue/PVR then what else causes it?
Retinal Scar: There is no cure for a retinal scar. Typically the location of your scar determines their visual significance. Scars outside the macula are really nothing to worry about. A regular checkup is all you need. ...Read more
Scar on a retina from an accident 6 years ago, I'm 21 now, will it ever heal on it's own? Any other options?
Depends: Scarring on the retina can be either superficial or on the surface of the retina or it may be deeper. Superficial scarrin called an Epiretinal membrane can often times be removed with surgery. Deeper scarring may be permanent. A retina specialist can exam you and determine if treatment is an option. ...Read more
I had retina reattachment 7 yrs ago. Now scar growing around acuity area in eye I need to read. I am 77. Should I have it removed?
I have a macular scar in my right eye including several holes in my retinal. What procedures should I take? Is it a bad idea to wear contacts?
Retinal treatment: To answer this question, it's best to answer each part individually: 1. Retinal scars have no treatment in modern day technology. 2. Retinal holes should be treated by a specialist with a laser to prevent retinal detachments. 3. Contact lenses do not pose risk to retinal disease, but it is not suggested for use in your good eye. Monocular patients need glasses for protection of the good eye. ...Read more
Damage: The retina can develop scars much the same way that any other tissue can. The most common cause of scarring is from bleeding (examples: diabetes, macular degeneration), and from lasers used to treat the bleeding. Retinal repair of any kind can lead to bleeding, as can severe trauma to the eye. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Blood or pigment: It depends on what caused the scar and what was on the skin prior to the injury. If it was a pigmented lesion you should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. At any rate have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
As of a few months ago, every time it get a cut or scratch, my scars turn very dark brown. My scars used to be normal. What could be the cause?
Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited in the area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more
Yes: Some scar tissue particularly keloid may be associated with pain. This is not completely understood but it clearly associated with inflammation because steroid injections will produce improvements in as little as 3 days. In other situations, scar tissue will entrap nerves as improvement may require surgical release. ...Read more
Yes: Scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body repairs the damage by filling in a defect and adding strength to the site by producing a fibroblastic response ...Read more
Time: If by "scars "you mean pigmented areas, they will usually lighten in time[perhaps 2 years]. Faster resolution may be achieved using a "bleaching " routine prescribed by your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
Can anal fingering cause anything bad? I'm scarred that it might help? Did it today and wasn't rough just scarred right now please help
Digitalizing: The anorectal region without proper lubrication can cause injury. It should only be done during a medical exam. Th.E anus was designed as an exit not an entrance. Best to limit this type of behavior to only what is necessary. ...Read more
Is it possible for a scar to be red permanently? And can any one explain it to me what causes the redness of the scar? And how can we treat it?
Scar redness: The new tissue after an injury is thinner, vascular and has more redness than the normal surrounding skin. In time the new skin thickens and becomes less red. ...Read more
I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?
Generally not: Unless you squeeze a blackhead, thus traumatizing the surrounding skin, a blackhead is unlikely to cause a scar. It is simply a plugged-up sebaceous gland where the oil has oxidized, turning dark. Most can be emptied by using hot compresses to loosen the sebum. If you can't do it yourself, see your esthetician or dermatologist but don't squeeze! ...Read more
Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hypo/hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more
Several: The most common problem with postsurgeryu adhesions is pain. Some surgeons do not feel that adhesions cause pain but frequently freeing up adhesions from prior surgery can reduce pain at the site. Adhesions in the abdomen can trap bowel leading to obstruction, & scars around a woman's fallopian tubes may prevent pregnancy from occurring. ...Read more
Good question. The point of prolotherapy is to create new tissue within ligaments. When a ligament has been strained it's like a rubber band that's lost its spring ; no longer effectively holds our bones together. Prolotherapy stimulates regeneration of the ligaments- not scar tissue!
see http://www. Caringmedical. Com/prolotherapyblog/todays-vlog-does-prolotherapy-cause-scar-tissue/. ...Read more
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