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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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Both my parents have brown eyes but i seem to have light green with dark green rings around the outer iris. How is this possible?

Both my parents have brown eyes but i seem to have light green with dark green rings around the outer iris. How is this possible?

Eye color: I am sure there was someone in your family with hazel, green, or blue eyes in the past. Eye color genetics is complicated with probably 15-16 different genes influencing it. The melanin content of the iris plus the light scattering produce the color. There are point mutations or polymorphisms that affect the gene regulatory system. Parental testing would probably show you were your parents' child. ...Read more

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I have brown coloured eyes but in my left eye there developed dark brown or yellow type rings around iris what is this would u plz tell me ?

I have brown coloured eyes but in my left eye there developed dark brown or yellow type rings around iris what is this would u plz tell me ?

Exam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayser%E2%80%93Fleischer_ring Probable Kayser-Fleisher rings- see your ophthalmologist-can be related to several medical conditions; however, must be examined. ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this ring around my iris?

I need advice on what to do with this ring around my iris?

Iris ring: Enjoy the condition, which is most likely congenital and not related to any major disease. However, see your local ophthalmologist before going further. Colored contact lenses may give some camouflage and ordered by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What does the ring around the iris mean?

Ring around iris.: Most likely the "ring" in in the cornea and represents a deposition of lipid which is very common as we get older, it has been named " arcus senilis". However there are other pathological states principally affecting the liver that may cause such ring, example being the keyser-fleisher ring, a deposition of copper in the cornea. It is commonly seen in wilson's disease and obstructive liver disease. ...Read more

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What can cause a ring around my iris?

Probably cornea : The ring is probably around the cornea,appearing like it is around the iris. It is called an arcus and is benign. Can represent high cholesterol on occasion. ...Read more

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Why do I have a red ring around my iris?

Why do I have a red ring around my iris?

Possibly iritis: You may have inflammation in the anterior chamber of the eye (iritis) and should see an ophthalmologist to be evaluated. Other signs would be brow ache and light sensitivity. ...Read more

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Red halo ring around my iris?

Red halo ring : The red halo ring may be caused by irritation of contact lenses. ...Read more

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