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What causes the color around the iris to change

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Iritis: Many conditions can cause iris pirgmentation as well as depigmentation. Trauma resulting in physical damage as well as due to chronic bleed may affect... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
See below: Iris color change can be from congenital changes, trauma, chronic inflammation inside the eye or from certain medications. Changes to the outer corne... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Red sclera: The red sclera is most likely a spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage which is inconsequential more often than not. Leave it alone and it will be abs... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Eye pigment: can you post a photo? it would be most helpful? Most likely not a concern. Some folks get some pigment deposit on the white of the eye. Rarely is t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Rarely: Trauma cause cause iris damage including a change in color but this is uncommon.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
No: Your iris cannot change color that way! it is possible to pop a blood vessel in the white area though. This would cause a red spot there.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Light reflex: When your eye is exposed to light, the dilated pupils receive a signal from the retina, through your brain which tells them to close down to limit the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Downing
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Eye color: Some children with blue or hazel eyes can have some darkening with variable amounts of brown as they age. If there are similar changes in both eyes, i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Sometimes: Some blind eyes degenerate and as they do, they can change color.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
ALL OF THEM CAN: And will do it over time.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Examination: You need to go see an physician. I can't think of good things that make your eyes change color and become dull.

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