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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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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?

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 Detachment: Any vitreous or retinal surgery has placed a stress on the retina which is like plastic wrap: it can tear easily. Risk also depends on glasses Rx: if you have a long eyeball (myopia usually) it stretches the retina. ...Read more

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Can scar in retina be treated. Is there any cure?

Can scar in retina be treated. Is there any cure?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Maybe: Depending on the scar, it may be amenable to surgery that could improve the vision. You would need to see an ophthalmologist to make that determination. Aretinal specialist would be best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is scarring on the retina?

What is scarring on the retina?

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

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What can cause scars without injury?

What can cause scars without injury?

Need information: Not enough information for a meaningful answer. The answer could be related to weight or muscle gains, overall medical condition, medications, hormones and many other things. ...Read more

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What causes discoloraton within a scar?

What causes discoloraton within a scar?

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

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What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

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

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What causes my superficial scars to be dark?

What causes my superficial scars to be dark?

Likely genetics: Scars are influenced by many things. If all your scars are dark. Even superficial scratches then if is due to genetics. Often seen in people with darker skin. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Scar tissue, can it cause pain?

Scar tissue, can it cause pain?

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

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What causes a hole scar in the face?

What causes a hole scar in the face?

Acne?: Set up a Health Tap consult with pictures to upload to site. The doctor will be able to evaluate and ask more details in order to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

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

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What could cause my 8 year old's scar to hurt?

What could cause my 8 year old's scar to hurt?

Tightness/newness: The scar may be tight and immature (less than 9 months old) it takes time for a scar to loosen up and feel better. ...Read more

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Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Yes: Especially if you scratch them. Most scars will improve in appearance in a year or less. ...Read more

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What causes blackness at the end of a tkr scar?

Hemosiderin: Often bleeding into the subcutaneous tissues occur at the time of surgery. Blood has a pigment called hemosiderin which is left in the skin when the blood is resorbed. This causes a darken area of skin. ...Read more

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How can I remove scratches or small scars cause from a pointy needle?

Mederma: Mederma is the only over the counter scar lightener that I know that works. Otherwise see a cosmetic doctor about lightening procedures.
If the scar are new, keep them out of the sun and give them some time, they may go away on their own. ...Read more

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I am a brown skin person I have scars caused by mosquito how can I remove them naturally?

I am a brown skin person I have scars caused by mosquito how can I remove them naturally?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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Do black head pads cause scars?

Do black head pads cause scars?

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

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Do abortions cause scar tissue?

Sometimes: Frequent abortions, infected abortions and abortions occurring farther along in pregnancy are associated with a condition called asherman's syndrome, which is scarring in the uterus. ...Read more

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Will a hemorrhoid cause a scar?

Will a hemorrhoid cause a scar?

Hemorrhoid.: Usually unlikely but some people do exhibit increased scarring effect. In your past, have you had any surgical incisions that did not heal smoothly? ...Read more

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Could using Accutane cause scars?

Could using Accutane cause scars?

Not by itself: It's much more likely to prevent scarring. If Isotretinoin is even up for discussion, you're already with your personal physician or a dermatologist. It's not for the faint-hearted and should be your choice. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate scars caused by eczema?

How can I eliminate scars caused by eczema?

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

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What problems can be caused by scar adhesions?

What problems can be caused by scar adhesions?

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

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Does prolotherapy cause scar tissue or new tissue?

Does prolotherapy cause scar tissue or new tissue?

New tissue: 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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Retina (Definition)

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


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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more