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My opthomologist found what he describes as a pigmented lesion

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My opthomologist found what he describes as a pigmented lesion inside my lower eyelid. Looks like a black dot. Want's to monitor and see me in 3 months to possibly biopsy. He states he has not seen this before and usually is something he would see on the outside of the lid as a result to sun exposure. What is your opinion.



You can get areas of hyperpigmentation anywhere on the skin, including the white part of the eye (called conjunctiva). It should be treated just like anywhere else. If the lesion is growing or changing color or with irregular edges, it should be biopsied. Most likely it is just hyperpigmentation that is benign.


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