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My Iris Is Different
What does it mean when you have a dark rim around iris eyes are different color pressure from eyes up to top of head blurred vision and a sore nose?
Unclear : See your doctor. The area around the iris s the remainder of the eye known as the sclera. This is the white portion of the eye. If there is some coloration this needs to be evaluated by ophthalmologist. This area can be injected or red in appearance to inflammation. Part of your symptoms sound like presymptoms of shingles. Clearly needs further evaluation promptly. See your doc urgent care, or ER ...Read more
Heterochromia iridis: Can result from developmental/genetic disorders (rare) such as waardenburg syndrome, parry-romberg syndrome, or sturge-weber syndrome or from physical trauma to the eye. An ophthalmologist may be able to shed more light on the origin in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LASIK, PRK: Lasik and prk are two different approaches to changing the focusing power of the eye to improve vision. There are several older approaches which are used very little anymore. Of course vision can be improved (meaning needing less eyeglass power) after cataract surgery as well. ...Read more
Several types: Astigmatism is common, and is when the cornea is not the same roundness all the way around (it is a little flatter in one direction, like the surface of a football). Keratoconus is when the center of the cornea points outward too much, and cornea plana is when the cornea is too flat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye cancer: The list is very long-- it includes, but is not limited to-- retinoblastoma, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma. Some eye cancer has a relatively good prognosis, especially if picked up early. Some eye cancer can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer