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Scar Tissue In Eyes
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
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
Few months: Surgical scars on the ocular surface are structurally sound after about 3 months. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Been having hip pain. Thought it was hip, but wondering of possibility of referred pain from l-5, s-1 fusion 20 years ago with lots of scar tissue.
See details: If your pain is the area of the groin it is more likely to be hip. Pain in the buttock or outside of the hip is likely to be back in origin. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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