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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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I have Brown spots on my eye in the Iris area that I haven't noticed before. Any suggestions?

I have Brown spots on my eye in the Iris area that I haven't noticed before. Any suggestions?

Examination: Any new appearing lesions, spots & sores on the eye should be examined. You are probably seeing nevi or epheli both which are common on the iris. Rarely nevi can transform into melanoma. An examination will establish a diagnosis and a baseline. Most are monitored by periodic checkups.

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What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

A nevus: Most of these are benign, but should be monitored for growth and / or increased pigmentation. Surgical excision would then be recommended.

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What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

Depends: It could simply be an area of increased pigmentation, like a freckle. I would recommend having your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist to be sure.

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I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

Probably a benign ne: There are many reasons for the bleeding and the surface of the eye easily cleans this out. Probably you did not notice that the place where the blood showed up was where a nevus was, and you have noted it now because the blood caused you to pay attention to that area

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I have a brown spot on my eye and it just showed up. I can't see it when I look in the mirror but when I take a picture of it I can see it.?

I have a brown spot on my eye and it just showed up. I can't see it when I look in the mirror but when I take a picture of it I can see it.?

Eye spot: It depends on its location. It's just like in real estate: location, location, location. Depending on where it is you will get different recommendations on what if anything to do.

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Hi, a light brown spot has come up under my left eye. It's about half a CM long and quarter CM wide. Do I need to worry or is it an age spot? I'm 33.

Hi, a light brown spot has come up under my left eye. It's about half a CM long and quarter CM wide. Do I need to worry or is it an age spot? I'm 33.

Get it checked: If it is a new growth, you should have it looked at. Usually these growths are benign, but a biopsy or removal will give you a diagnosis.

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I have brown spot on the white part of my eye?

I have brown spot on the white part of my eye?

Freckle likely: Most commonly this would be a "freckle". Because this is non specific it is best to see your ophthalmologist eye surgeon for a close examination to be sure. Size, color, location, stability are all factors that can indicate the type of lesion.

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What is causing the brown spot on the white part of my eye?

What is causing the brown spot on the white part of my eye?

Hmmm usually: Blood. Bleeding in this part of the eye can be innocuous. But if persistent see your eye doctor.

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What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

Can be normal: Darker-skinned people often have areas of pigmentation on their conjunctiva (clear vascular layer over the white). This is normal. You may also have a benign area of degeneration called a pinguecula, which can be caused by sun, dust, and wind. Malignant brown spots on the white of the eye are rare and are usually found in patients much older than you, but if in doubt, get it checked out.

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I have brown spot in the white part of my eye, I had it for 2 years now and it starting to itch?

I have brown spot in the white part of my eye, I had it for 2 years now and it starting to itch?

Benign nevus: Brown pigmentation deposits on the white of the eye (actually in the conjunctival lining over the white of the eye) are common, especially in pigmented races. Is this spot the same size over the two years you have noticed it? There are many reasons for eye itching and misbehaving spots are usually not the cause. See if it is present on an old picture. And then see your ophthalmologist.

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I have a small brown spot in the white of my eye. Sometimes its irritating to my eye. Tried to get it off but couldn't. What could it be?

I have a small brown spot in the white of my eye. Sometimes its irritating to my eye. Tried to get it off but couldn't. What could it be?

Exam: A brown spot on the eye with irritation might be a foreign body & requires an examination. Don't try to remove it yourself. At the same time of the examination, if it's something different, appropriate treatment can be rendered. Make an appointment today.

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Why do I have a brown spot in my eye? Hi, I have a brown spot in my right eye (which is lazy). I believe it has been there since birth and it's very

Why do I have a brown spot in my eye? Hi, I have a brown spot in my right eye (which is lazy). I believe it has been there since birth and it's very

Likely a birthmark..: This spot is likely a small nevus. It is like a birthmark or beauty spot. Overtime it should stay about the same size. If it starts to get bigger, you need to have an ophthalmologist take a look at it. If you can, get a closeup picture of it and save it for future reference. If no one has ever told you why you have a "lazy eye" you should save that that checked.