Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
There are many things that could be a dark pigmented lesions on the retina (back of the eye). Can you tell me more about it? Is your vision affected?
Was the doctor who noticed the spot during her exam an optometrist, ophthalmologist or a retina specialist?
I also noted that you have posted three other questions that received good answers but you only accepted one of them? What is your intent if you obtain a good answer this time?
Dear Dr. Rick: Sorry I missed you online. The black spot is on the back of the eye. Not noticable at all except by an eye doctor. The black spot is not causing anything to his vision. It was an Opthamoligist who found this in a routine eye exam. He has forwarded him on to a specialist that we will be seeing on Monday morning.
Good Morning Dr. Rick: The retina specialist found the spot to be a mole. He used the word Nevus. It could be benign or malignant. It is on the lower left bottom of the eye. It is not in the retina. He is scheduling an appointment asap with another specialist in
San Francisco. That person will do tests to determine whether is malignant or not. If it is malignant they may have to use radiation. They don't want to do that because he most likely would be blind in that eye. He said its a mole. I have never heard of such a thing. But we do feel somewhat positive in that it isn't on the retina. I will keep you informed of the specialist we will see and his report. Thank you, Rick. We can leave this thread open so that I can keep you informed. I understand its a very, very rare tumor.
Thank you Dr. Rick. We have not heard when the appointment is and who it is with.
I do know it will be Pacific Medical Center. However, I would like my husband to get an opinioin from Dr's Jerry and Carol Shields. Thank you for the recommendation. I
The retina doctor did tell us all about melanoma. :(