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What causes conjunctival pigmentation?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Hello Doctor,
My son have this dark spot inside his eye (inside eyelid) .
what this can be ?
Thank you
dark spot inside my son eye . what this can be? i am worry.
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is conjunctival pigmentation and it is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.

I reviewed your history and the photo attached with the question.

This is conjunctival pigmentation and no need to be worried about this.
This is normal and this will not cause any problem.
You can get it removed if it is increasing in size, otherwise this will not require any intervention.

Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.
Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
With regards
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (9 hours later)
Thank you for your answer Doctor.
my son professional swimmer and always in a chlorin water . i have 2 questions: why conjunctival pigmentation happens with him and if he can swim with this problem? we have scheduled appointment with doctor but its at end of may and i very worry. do i have buy my son special sun glasses?
Thank you in advance

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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
He can swim with this problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

Conjunctival pigmentation occurs because of congenital causes like nevus, acquired causes like melanosis, exposure to sunlight, following injuries, inflammations....

However no need to be worried as conjunctival pigmentation by itself is not a harmful condition.
He can continue to swim and there is no need to buy special sun glasses for this reason however as a general precaution to prevent over exposure to uv rays present in sunlight he can use sun glasses.

Hope this answers your question and the information is helpful to you.


Thank you
With regards
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What causes conjunctival pigmentation?

Brief Answer: This is conjunctival pigmentation and it is normal. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question. I reviewed your history and the photo attached with the question. This is conjunctival pigmentation and no need to be worried about this. This is normal and this will not cause any problem. You can get it removed if it is increasing in size, otherwise this will not require any intervention. Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Do write back to me for further questions. Thank you With regards