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Old 02-02-2006, 06:13 PM
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Typically in darker skin it will still look redish. It is best to have this evaluated by the derm. to make sure. If it is a PWS, the lesion doesn't have to be in the eye to warrant the need for check ups with an Ophthalmologist. Ask the derm. if you should see an Ophthal either way...to make sure the lesion is putting pressure on the eye or the lid is not restricted.

The doctors I mentioned on my earlier post have a lot of experience and will be the best to tell you about treatment options. Keep in mind when you are seeing a Derm., that not very many doctors have the latest info on treating birthmarks. I am not saying the derm. you see will not...but it is always helpful to get the opinion from a doctor we know has treated them and sees them on a regular basis.

GOOD LUCK and please keep us posted.

Corinne
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