... t since my Ophthalmologist schedule is tougher. So all was fine until he viewed my pictures from the eye scan. He said has anyone ever told you that you have a freckle in your eye? ... (2 replies)
... Many people have freckles in and on their eyes but they do not necessarily become cancerous. ... (2 replies)
... I went for an eye test today and the doctor found a freckle at the back of my left eye.She just said a lot of people have them but needs to keep an eye on it. ... (0 replies)
... Evidently, it is sensible to have your eye freckle checked once a year, just to be sure. ... (2 replies)
... t ahead of yourself. An opthamaogist discovered my tumor last summer, and referred me to a retinal specialist. It had been about three years since I had had my eyes examined previously. I truly don't remember if my doc told me about an eye freckle at that time. ... (20 replies)
... an eye freckle behind "both" eyes. Guess I won the freckle lottery! I was wondering how common it was to have in both eyes and if there is any signifcance to that factor. Yes, I am a wimp and I am upset. ... (7 replies)
... Well, I did see my doc again and I am not as upset as I was.... Although it still crosses my mind. Well, Ruth, finally someone that has them in both eyes, the same as me. I cant say much, start writing down all your questions so you have them ready when you go to the doc. I did that with my last trip she still said to see me in a year and I told her No.... 6 months, so she... (20 replies)
... Today I had both eyes dilated and they found I have freckles on each retina. ... (20 replies)
... So I am postponed until next Thursday (jimmielegs takes a deep breath, and another one...). It'll be ok.[/QUOTE
Staff members in a Dr's office are only doing what they are told in making appointments. You did the right thing to insist on an "early" appointment. And always remember, talk directly to the DR. The "buck" stops with Dr. Char ! ;)
keep us informed.
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... My tumor is mottled in appearance, and when I saw a picture, it reminded me of pictures of cancerous moles. I would assume that if my nevus had grown and was just evenly brown and didn't have any depth to it, it would not be a problem (just like a freckle on your skin that grows but stays an even color).
About 6-8 people in one million are diagnosed with choroidal... (20 replies)
... Oh, crap...... now I wish I had not checked back.... so far I had not heard from anyone that there freckle had actually turned. Now...there goes the mind again. I went back to my doc last week and she had done a fairly good job of calming me.... ... (20 replies)
... legs :
Treatment recommended in Medium-sized tumors may be treated with radioactive plaque therapy. The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS), supported by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, has documented equal success rates for plaque radiation therapy for preventing the spread of cancer.
Hopefully enculeation is a very last choice in... (20 replies)
... Like a raised freckle on the skin, a nevus can occur inside the eye. And, like a skin nevus, a choroidal freckle can become malignant, so should be closely monitored. ... (20 replies)
... I am currently one of those "rare" cases whose nevus has grown. It was discovered last summer during a routine eye exam with my eyes dilated. My opthamologist sent me to a retinal specialist who sent me to an occular oncologist, Devron Char. ... (20 replies)
... One in both eyes..... I am new here and worried.. I am a 53 year old female who had no eye problems until my mid forties..... then came dry eye... which I am attempting to deal with..... that and reading glasses.... now this...
Well, had my trip to the eye doc (first in 4 years). She did find what she called a "freckle"... one in each eye. Does anyone else here have this???... (20 replies)
... In November 2011, I experienced sudden change in field of vision. with my eyes open I see a large black spot just under the center vision and white flashing squiggly lines. ... (0 replies)
... I was told that I have a retinal freckle in my right eye when I was 21 years old. That was 32 years ago. I have an eye exam every one to two years depending on my vision. ... (7 replies)