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Please describe these white speckles in my iris?

Please describe these white speckles in my iris?

Normal variation: Iris color comes in a terrific variety - part of the beauty of being alive. Sometimes this is reflected with whitish deposits, really structural elements, on the iris surface. Enjoy them as part of human variation - they are not pathologic. ...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 are these white speckles in my iris and why are they there?

What are these white speckles in my iris and why are they there?

Normal variant: Iris come in many colors and patterns. Some have white deposits on the surface called brushfield spots. A few inherited diseases can cause iris spots. If you have good vision and perhaps have had one good examination by an ophthalmologist with all being well, then enjoy your spots and consider them a cosmetic advantage. ...Read more

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What causes brown spots on blue iris?

What causes brown spots on blue iris?

Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read more

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What are white spots on the iris indicative of?

Need more info: White spots on the iris are rare. Could you possibly be referring to white spots on the conjunctiva? Need to see it to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have several brown spots in my iris and one of the spots got bigger. Should this be a concern?

Yes: Spots on the iris are similar to moles on the skin and if one is changing, it would be prudent to have it checked out. ...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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Hi. I saw two tiny black spots on my iris ( hazel eyes) . I am worried. What could this be?

Hi. I saw two tiny black spots on my iris ( hazel eyes) . I am worried. What could this be?

Possible ephelis: You may have small freckles (epheli) or moles (nevi) that are almost always benign. By the fact that you 'just' discovered them, A friendly visit to an EYE MD would be very reassuring to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Brown spots on my eye in the Iris area that I haven't noticed before. Any suggestions?

I have Brown spots on my eye in the Iris area  that I haven't noticed before.  Any suggestions?

Examination : Any new appearing lesions, spots & sores on the eye should be examined. You are probably seeing nevi or epheli both which are common on the iris. Rarely nevi can transform into melanoma. An examination will establish a diagnosis and a baseline. Most are monitored by periodic checkups. ...Read more

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A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?

A friend of mine In Sri Lanka has white spots in the iris of both eyes. The eyes hurt sometimes. What can it be?

Brushfield spots: The iris in some individuals can manifest white spots where the pigment is less concentrated. These are from birth and have no effect on the vision or health of the eyes. Look else where for a cause of the pain. ...Read more