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pigmentation

Is it normal to have pigmentation on the retina and what are causes of it? Is it due to sun exposure or genetics? Just a wanted to know if it was similar to pigmentation on the skin.

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1. yes its normal
2. not sun exposure, its developmental
3. perfect analogy. skin variation and eye variation are quite similiar.

JCH MD
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So If your dark skin (I'm Indian) it's normal to have pigmentation on the retina. I was under the impression sun was the major cause of it. My next question is this anything to concerned about it and can it lead to any kind eye mole, freckle,cyst, tumor. Also how I do protect myself from any more pigmentation...wear sunglasses?
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1. dark skin, usually brown eyes and a lot of pigment in eye    light complexion just the opposit. Your opinion is incorrect.

Your skin and your eyes need protection from sunlight. Excess sunlight damages skin, can cause skin cancer, skin melanoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.  Hat, suntan lotion high SPF and sunglasses that absort UV.

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Dr. Hagan,

Also just because I got pigmentation on the retina does it increase my chances of getting a eye mole, freckle,cyst, tumor, etc. I'm just a little concerned.

Thank you sir for your information...very helpful.
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You are not at increased risk.

JCH MD
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One other question. Is pigmentation on the retina the same thing as pigmentation on the choroid? My Eye MD said it was choroidial pigmentation and it was normal. I'm confused with all these different layers on the retina.
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