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Gray color around my brown iris growing thru years, what is going on?

Gray color around my brown iris growing thru years, what is going on?

Cholesterol: The gray ring around the edge of the colored part is cholesterol deposits. Get your cholesterol checked. ...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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Can some 1 guide me, I have a white spot in my sclera too close to cornea /iris and its growing and moving towards vision.What shall i do?

Can some 1 guide me, I have a white spot in my sclera too close to cornea /iris and its growing and moving towards vision.What shall i do?

Should be examined: The most likely diagnosis is a pinguecula, which is very common and related to sun and environmental exposures. Pterygium is another possibility--these can grow over the cornea, but are not malignant. Lymphoma and carcinoma in situ rarely present in this manner. You should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My mother has a jelly like substance growing beside her iris? Any ideas?

Pinguecula: Generally benign. They form due to sun exposure over time . If it grows over the iris, can cause some visual issues. Please have her see optho to confirm. ...Read more

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A white/yellow bump on left eye, on white part & slightly distorting iris for yrs.Opticians say it's common.No probs so far..Do they grow,cause probs?

A white/yellow bump on left eye, on white part & slightly distorting iris for yrs.Opticians say it's common.No probs so far..Do they grow,cause probs?

Pingueculum : Your eye doc was likely referring to a yellowishish lesion adjacent to the cornea located on the conjunctiva Primarily at 3 & 9 o'clock positions, that represents elastic tissue changes with aging (solar elastosis). Often these small bumps are slightly raised & asymptomatic. They can get irritated. Artificial tears and sunglasses for protection advisabl &. If chronic irritation, may ---pterygium. ...Read more

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What does iris do?

Light control: The iris, a circular (donut shaped) muscular ring of tissue in the front of the eye, opens and closes in response to the degree of outside light. It also functions as a portion of the focusing capacity of the eye. It's other role is as a part of your allure given its color and structure. ...Read more

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Why is my outer iris is dark?

Why is my outer iris is dark?

Multicolored iris: It's very common for people to have variable colors in their iris. Uncommonly , the change in colors can be due to a mole on your iris. If the colors appear to be changing over time, it's important to have your ophthalmologist evaluate this further. ...Read more

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How big is the iris in millimeters?

Iris size: Iris outer dimensions= 11 x 12 mm; iris inner dimensions= 3 mm. ...Read more

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