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Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...Read more


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Will lilash eyelash stimulator change my eye color?

Will lilash eyelash stimulator change my eye color?

Maybe: The prescription latisse, (bimatoprost) does have a known side effect of turning blue eyes brown.--this is rare. If you use this product, be careful and apply a small amount only to your lash line. In my opinion, however, the more commonly seen side-effect from the above product is causing the skin around your eyes to darken. ...Read more

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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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Willthe cornea touch or rub against the iris when the eye is rubbed or the cornea is poked?

Willthe cornea touch or rub against the iris when the eye is rubbed or the cornea is poked?

No: The iris is inside the eye protected by your cornea and a layer of fluid which prevents the iris from being disturbed. A poke would have to be extreme and would cause a lot of damage other than iris. ...Read more

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White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of other causes. See your local ophthalmologist for a full examination to determine the cause and decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball. Do I yank them?

Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball.  Do I yank them?

Yes: If this is a condition that happens frequently you should see an eye surgeon. There are several procedures which can be done depending on the cause of the lashes growing which can be done to permanently improve this condition. ...Read more

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Glaucoma eye drop cause dark eye bag?

Glaucoma eye drop cause dark eye bag?

Side effect: Prostaglandin drops can potentially cause increased pigment (darkening around the eye). ...Read more

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Small Dark arc along outer edge of iris in left eye. Lies exactly on edge if iris. Borders iris but only 1/2mm long,can only see it up close?

Small Dark arc along outer edge of iris in left eye. Lies exactly on edge if iris. 
Borders iris but only 1/2mm long,can only see it up close?

Difficult to say: Based on your description it is difficult to say exactly what it is. You probably need to be evaluated to determine if it's something that is benign and just needs to be monitored versus if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove eye nevus, conjuntival nevi, brown pigment on the white part of the eye?

What are some ways to remove eye nevus, conjuntival nevi, brown pigment on  the white part of the eye?

See a specialist: First to determine if you have a nevus. Then ask them. They will know. ...Read more

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Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

No: Laser eye surgery does not shrink the eye and the eye cannot re-grow afterwards. Lasik re-shapes the front window (cornea) to account for the prescription in your eye. Occasionally, there are those whose prescriptions seem to return after lasik. This can be due to early cataract growth, or regression caused by a change in the cornea after lasik. ...Read more

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Do all glaucoma eye drops grow eyelashes?

No: Only those drops that fall under the prostaglandin classification have the side effect of growing long lashes. Such drugs go by the trade names of lumigan, travatan z and Xalatan (no generic latanoprost). Latisse (bimatoprost) is Lumigan that is applied to the lashes for the sole purpose of growing long lashes and is a cosmetic form of the medication available by prescription. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Yes: Yes. Retinal laser destroys retinal rods and cones. That is the reason that laser is avoided close to the center of vision and if central laser is needed that the laser spot size and power is minimized. ...Read more

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Can chemical peel remove fine lines under eyes?

Can chemical peel remove fine lines under eyes?

Maybe: If very mild, a chemical peel may be effective. This may need a laser skin treatment, ipl skintyte or other rf tightening procedure, or surgery to correct. Try moisturizers and serum tightening treatments as well. ...Read more

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Fingernail in my eye.

Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions can lead to infection and corneal scarring. The only way to diagnose an abrasion is to instill a dye such as flourescin and examination with either a coabalt blue lens or woods lamp. If pain persists you shoud be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to remove brown pigmentation from the eye cornea?

Eye Have An Answer..: If you mean the clear front part of the eye (that's the cornea), then an eye doctor can remove it with a special tool.Of course, depends also on how you got it.Born with it?Get a small metallic foreign body in it? Got"creative"and tried to get a tattoo there? Affecting your vision?If it's brown color on the iris (the colored disk that opens and closes around the pupil), that's another story... ...Read more

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Do colored contacts affect pupil dilation?

Do colored contacts affect pupil dilation?

No: Colored contacts still let almost all light in, so there is no effect on pupil size. But the pattern of color in the lensar make the pupil look different. ...Read more

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Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused

Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused

See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more

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Can eye sight come if white scleral fully damaged by heating steel rod into eye. ?

Can eye sight come if white scleral fully damaged by heating steel rod into eye.
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Scleral damage: It depends on how much damage your eye has sustained. If you have an eye injury, make an appointment to see your local ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If the injury is very recent, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more