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Hi I have dark brown spots on my eyelids, they have been there

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Hi I have dark brown spots on my eyelids, they have been there for many years now and never go away. There are so many that it looks like my eyelids are dark brown. Is there anything I can do to make them go away? What could be probable causes of this?
Thanks!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Customer:

Hi! Really hope u can help with this situation

Dr. Rick :

I'll do my best. Can you take a picture of the lesions and get the photo onto your computer?

Customer:

Do you need any further info from me regarding my question?

Customer:

sure, will be a moment

Dr. Rick :

Here's an easy way to upload the picture to me:

Dr. Rick :

Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.


Go to www.tinypic.com


Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.


Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.


Copy the link from inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.


 

Customer:

tanks, working on it

Customer:

http://i54.tinypic.com/2uy6glk.jpg

Dr. Rick :

k

Dr. Rick :

The picture is a little out of focus (hard to take a picture with your eyes closed!)

Dr. Rick :

Are they similar to the small spots on your cheeks?

Customer:

should i send another? Not quite, these are tiny spots but similar in color

Dr. Rick :

Ya, if you don't mind. Maybe keep one eye open and focus the picture on the eyelid with the worse spots......

Customer:

not sure if this would help: http://i56.tinypic.com/2vwahyh.jpg

Dr. Rick :

that's better.

Customer:

k

Dr. Rick :

Those look like what are called "sun spots" These are areas of increased melanin that are common around the eye, face and other places with thin skin. They are not a pre-cancer in the majority of cases.

Dr. Rick :

I would suggest using sunblock with a high SPF when outside. If you are concerned a visit to a local dermatologist would be a good idea.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Dr. Rick :

I do not believe it has anything to do with anemia....

Customer:

it does thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to know what I can do about it, if there is any way to lighten it as its quite a contrast to the rest of the skin on my face?

Dr. Rick :

There are creams, chemical peels etc but I would consult with a dermatologist before messing around with too strong of a cream/treatment around your eyes.

Dr. Rick :

This is not something that most ophthalmologists do...... :)

Customer:

lol thanks

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Have a great day.

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Customer:

you too!

Dr. Rick :

I'll do my best ;o)

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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