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Doctor insights on: My Iris Is Changing

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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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Could your iris color change when you age?

Could  your iris color change when you age?

Iris color : Yes. Aging causes some loss of iris pigment. Medications can also change the color. So can certain diseases and surgeries. ...Read more

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Can hemochromatosis sometimes change the color of your iris in any degree (even slightly)? Would this be a rare case?

Can hemochromatosis sometimes change the color of your iris in any degree (even slightly)?  Would this be a rare case?

Yes: Increased iron levels from hemochromatosis can cause brownish pigment deposition in the conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and even rarely in the structures of the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after someone drowns does the pigment in the iris really change colors?

No really should not: Even after death what difference does it make if the iris color changes. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in iris color or depigmentation in the iris (trauma, physical damage) ?

See below: Iris color change can be from congenital changes, trauma, chronic inflammation inside the eye or from certain medications. Changes to the outer cornea such as edema can also give the appearance of a different eye color. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the muscles of the iris change the size of the pupil?

Radial: The iris muscles which respond to more and less light, are radial in position. The resting position is the normal size of the pupil in normal light and with less light, the muscles contract and open the pupil. Since they are radial (like the spokes on a bike), they open and close the iris in a circular pattern. Very clever mechanism. ...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