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I have a white cloudy patch on the outer edge of iris. Eye gets very irritated and dry? Blood vessels always burst around that area. Am concerned.

I have a white cloudy patch on the outer edge of iris. Eye gets very irritated and dry? Blood vessels always burst around that area. Am concerned.

This may be: in inflammation of the FAT PAD in your eye and proliferation of the tissue! (called a "PANNIS" See a BOARD CERTIFIED OPTHAMOLOGIST as soon as practicable Hope this helps Dr Z ...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 does it mean when the outer iris inthe eye turns gray?

What does it mean when the outer iris inthe eye turns gray?

Corneal arcus: This is a deposit of lipid next to the outer part of the colored part of the eye (the edge of the cornea). It is benign, does not affect vision and is very common. ...Read more

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Yellow in iris of eye ?

Yellow in iris of eye ?

?iris color: Perhaps you are noticing various color differences on the iris surface. Some irides have multiple colors (hazel) and depending on the balance of colors, your eyes may appear yellow-brown or golden. I'm not sure you are asking about the color you have or that it has changed, in which you would need an eye exam to know exactly what you are referring to. ...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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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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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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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