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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a scar tissue on eye called?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a scar tissue on eye called?

Depends: Where is the scar located? Most commonly it is an opacity on the cornea -the clear window on the front of the eye- from disease or trauma. There are some words used to describe it such as nebular, filimentary, nummular, etc. Depending upon the appearance. But all are called "scar" because that is what it is. Lids and other parts of the tissues around the eye can also be scarred. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I am wanting laik but I have scar tissue in my right eye from abusing contacts. How much would the repair of or removal of the scar tissue cost.

I am wanting laik but I have scar tissue in my right eye from abusing contacts. How much would the repair of or removal of the scar tissue cost.

Probably nothing: If the scar is peripheral on the cornea, it will be modified by PRK surgery and iScars from contact lens overuse generally are thin and do not affect the quality of the refractive laser surgery. Ask the laser surgeon about this and if a charge is made for this, find another. ...Read more

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I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

I got a mole removed by my eye two years. What will happen now that the mole is scar tissue?

Probably nothing: If the mole was benign, you are left with a hopefully insignificant scar which will not cause any problems. If the scar looks bad, it can be revised by an oculoplastic surgeon or a general plastic surgeon. The mole is not scar tissue as it presumably is gone. ...Read more

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I did eye cataract surgery 8 yrs ago (right), 7 (left). I had no problem till today. Does this mean, will not have scar tissue rest of remaining life?

I did eye cataract surgery 8 yrs ago (right), 7 (left). I had no problem till today. Does this mean, will not have scar tissue rest of remaining life?

What problem?: It's hard to answer your question without more information about the specific problem you are experiencing. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur

Residual chalazion: It's either a residual chalazion or scar tissue. Best suggestion is to ask your surgeon about it. If it is a residual chai on it may get bigger over time. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more

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Does heart scar tissue cause pain?

Does heart scar tissue cause pain?

Heart: No pain fibers in heart, if there's pain something is going on besides the scar alone being present. ...Read more

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs I usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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Does scar tissue on glans look red?

Does scar tissue on glans look red?

See PCP/Urologist: Fresh scar tissue anywhere will be red and indurated. It takes a few months for the natural scar maturation to occur and for scars to fade. As you have not mentioned the cause, therefore it would be best to see your pcp or a urologist to ensure that a correct diagnosis and treatment is being considered. ...Read more

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How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

Many presentations: Abdominal scar tissue may feel like a tight band or a lump. It may not feel like anything at all. It really depends on how much and where it is in the abdomen. It should not feel like a mass; if you're feeling a big lump, get it checked out. Also get it checked if it is painful. Scars can be painful but you don't want to miss something else. ...Read more

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Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Can melanoma grow back in scar tissue?

Sure...: ...if not entirely removed the first time. Don't delay getting rechecked please. ...Read more

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Can rough oral cause scar tissue on vagina?

Can rough oral cause scar tissue on vagina?

No: But sex wouldn't hurt. Discuss with your partner and communicate what feels good, what's ok, and what isn't. ...Read more

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Can cervical scar tissue cause infertility?

Can cervical scar tissue cause infertility?

Can.....: It can close the opening, cause adhesion.....it is rare ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scar tissue on my pinky?

How can I get rid of scar tissue on my pinky?

Scar: Scar on the finger may be revised if it interfere with function or it is deformed. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Coud I get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably oriented or less scarring. ...Read more

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What can be done for scar tissue on the penis?

What can be done for scar tissue on the penis?

See a urologist: Whag caused it stds. Trauma? To prevent further scarring identify the cause first and the treat. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

Piercing Scar: You can never completely get rid of all scarring after a piercing but perhaps a physician can help minimize the scarring through advice, injections of medication or minor procedures. ...Read more

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Scar tissue create back pain after hysterectomy?

Scar tissue create back pain after hysterectomy?

Back pain: If the surgery is recent, then scar tissue is far from the cause of the back pain. It is most likely the position of the stirups during surgery that can cause some back pain after surgery. Especially if surgery was a long one. Anyone who has their legs in that position will have some back discomfort after surgery. If it persists, and over the counter meds don't help. See your physician for tremet. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form around an implant?

What causes scar tissue to form around an implant?

Foreign body: Implants are foreign bodies in or systems. The normal response of the body is to wall off foreign objects by encasing them in scar tissue. ...Read more

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When can you have sex after scar tissue is removed?

When can you have sex after scar tissue is removed?

Talk to your MD: Talk to the surgeon that will be revising your scars as the location of surgery would likely dictate the duration of abstinence. ...Read more

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I have scar tissue on my brain will they remove it?

No: This type of scarring usually indicates possible past trauma. Its not reversible, and removing it would not lead to improvement but rater may make things worse. ...Read more

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How long after back surgery can scar tissue cause pain?

How long after back surgery can scar tissue cause pain?

Usually 3 months: Usually this is no longer than 3 months unless the scar tissue causes nerve entrapment or surgery resulted in the development of a neuroma which may require additional therapy. First try a trial of scar massage if permitted by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best lotion to use to get rid of scar tissue?

What is the best lotion to use to get rid of scar tissue?

Scars are permanent: Topical treatments usually help with that itchy feeling scars may have. Massaging a scar can sometimes get it to mature and soften faster. Topical silicone (sheets or gel) can improve the appearance of a scar but nothing gets rid of a scar. ...Read more

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What should I do about painful scar tissue from c section?

What should I do about painful scar tissue from c section?

Need more info...: I am always apprehensive when I hear the words "scar tissue" and "pain" in the same sentence. Adhesions are a very common by-product of abdominal and pelvic surery and usually cause no symptoms whatsoever. Furthermore, they can only be seen surgically: not on physical exam, not by x-rays or u/s. I advise you to see your ob/gyne or primary care doctor to help sort out the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I have scar tissue on my ACL scars how do I get red of it?

Wait: Acl reconsruction surg. Scars (esp. Patellar tendon) take 'awhile' to mature...Some will take as long as a year to fully mature in my experience. Wait...Also if out in sun apply sun block to scar...If scar is wide and raised (keloid-like) after a year u may want to see a plastic surgeon (this is fairly rare).Good luck! ...Read more

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more