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what could cause or be related to holes in the iris of the eye

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: I am not sure what "holes" you refer to. If you have in mind black "dots" occasionally seen in one's iris, those are benign lesions that just don't ha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Sher
Dr. Neal Sher answered
49 years experience LASIK Surgery
Surgery/ congenital: I am assuming you do not mean the pupil which is the hole in the center of the iris that allows light to enter the eye. The usual cause is eye surg ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change u ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Several things: can cause bleeding outside of trauma, subconjunctival hemorrhage, complications of diabetic retinopathy, high blood pressure, glaucoma. It's actually ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Bacteriae: Bacterial infection (mostly by staphylococcus/streptococcus).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infect ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Go see your eye doc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Possibly: Contact with certain chemicals can affect pupil size, but there are several other conditions, some serious, which can also affect pupil size. See your ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: Acquired heterochromia is due to eye disease. Trauma could do it but it would have to be severe. A poke in the eye is not likely to be severe enoug ... Read More

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