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Doctor insights on: Defect In Iris Of Eye

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How can someone break their eye or iris!?

How can someone break their eye or iris!?

Trauma is most commn: Difficult to break an eye, but easy to have trauma thru accident, blunt objects, or fracture. The iris can tear as a result of trauma, and easily evaluate with a penlight, and also by going to to your eye doctor to have a slit-lamp exam done, and a dilated fundoscopic exam to check for retinal tears too. Thank goodness! or more people would be 'breaking their eyes!'. ...Read more

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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What is the function of iris for human eye?

What is the function of iris for human eye?

As an aperture: The main function of the iris is to regulate how much light enters the eye, much like the aperture of a camera. It also drains a small amount of aqueous humor, and likely has some other cellular functions that have not been well characterized. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how someone break their eye or iris!?

Can you tell me how someone break their eye or iris!?

Trauma: Trauma aimed at the eye and of sufficient force can penetrate the eye, disrupt the iris and rarely even force the iris out of the eye. Mostly such force will destroy the eye which will usually lose all its vision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have black lines and dots on my eye's iris?

What to do if I have black lines and dots on my eye's iris?

Probably normal: This is a normal iris. The black lines and dots are probably the normal anatomy of the iris. ...Read more

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Eye colour change/black ring around iris, should I be concerned?

Eye colour change/black ring around iris, should I be concerned?

Have eye doctor chec: Some lash enhancers in the form of mascara have weaker version of a glaucoma eye drop, that the side effect is longer lashes only while using the product. It also can change eye color (iris) darker permanently by stimulating the melanocytes (Pigment cells) on the iris. Bring your mascara in, and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

Arcus of cornea: This is a deposit of lipid at the outer arc of the cornea. It is not in the iris. It comes with age and affects many. It is a benign event, can be quite striking but will not affect the vision or health of the eyes. ...Read more

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Creamy pigmentation in eyes either side of iris what can cause this?

Creamy pigmentation in eyes either side of iris what can cause this?

Pinguecula : You are most likely seeing a pinguecula. These are thought to be caused by ultraviolet light exposure. They are nothing to worry about. When the same process gets more aggressive and starts to invade the cornea, we call it a Pterygium. Sometimes, these require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can tell you for sure with just a quick look. ...Read more

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My eye's iris has been noticeably shrinking for about a year now. Is this normal?

My eye's iris has been noticeably shrinking for about a year now. Is this normal?

An exam: I'm not sure I've seen this at your age, but it is possible in unusual ocular situations like inflammatory, tumor, post intraocular surgery. An examination is essential to discover what's actually occurring. See an Eye MD. ...Read more