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Doctor insights on: Iris Growing

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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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Black spots in iris means cancer?

Black spots in iris means cancer?

NO but need exam.: Some people are born with spots on iris , seen in certain diseases like bushfield spots down's , lisch spots in neurofibromatosis , spots in sarcoidosis etc , does not mean they have cancer , if appears must see the doctor. ...Read more

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Does any type of eye lash grower grow your eyebrows back?

Does any type of eye lash grower grow your eyebrows back?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. It also works on brows. ...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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Do all glaucoma eye drops grow eyelashes?

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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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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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Hello doctors,my friend has left eye iris smaller in diameter & area, than the right eye iris.does it signify any danger.Normal eyesight.

Hello doctors,my friend has left eye iris smaller in diameter & area, than the right eye iris.does it signify any danger.Normal eyesight.

Is it new?: If your friend was born that way, no danger and normal. If it is of recent onset, there can be a problem and your friend needs to see an ophthalmologist ASAP. If there has been recent trauma to the head or neck, or there is a worsening cough and/or chest/neck pain a Horner's Syndrome may be present. The underlying cause may represent an emergency. ...Read more

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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more

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Growing black mole can be removed naturally?

Growing black mole can be removed naturally?

Naturally?: A changing mole needs to be excised surgically so that it may be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

At conception: When the sperm and egg combine their genetic material, the eye and skin color are determined. ...Read more

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Do vertical nail ridges grow out?

Do vertical nail ridges grow out?

Fingernail Ridges: Vertical fingernail ridges fingernail ridges are not always a health concern. There is a distinction between vertical and horizontal fingernail ridges. Vertical ridges are normal and are not a sign of any medical health concern. They extend from the base of your fingernail to the tip in an aligned and orderly positioning. They appear more prominently with age. ...Read more

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Eye squigly floater grows into 3 or 4 strands, normal?

Eye squigly floater grows into 3 or 4 strands, normal?

No : You need to see your eyecare doctor to evaluate this. People older do see floaters but not like what you describe. ...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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What is iris pigment dispersion?

What is iris pigment dispersion?

Iris: The iris, with its hole in the center: the pupil, in in constant motion by the effect of light entering the eye, containing circular and radial muscle fibers, the iris is constantly "flexing" these muscles. The back iris surface contains a layer of pigment that gives color to the eye. Excessive pigment shedding may clogg the drainage system internally and lead to pigmentary glaucoma. ...Read more