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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?

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

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 reasons why my eye pupils are different sizes?

What are reasons why my eye pupils are different sizes?

Needs eval: Unequal pupils can be from many conditions, some of which are very serious. Seek attention from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eye refraction corrections?

What are the different types of  eye refraction corrections?

Several: Nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia), older age near vision (presbyopia) along with astigmatism (eye is oval) and distortions caused by disease or surgery. ...Read more

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Why are my eye colors different in each eye?

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 more

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What are the different eye disease and symptoms?

What are the different eye disease and symptoms?

Many, many: We doctors have only 400 letters in which to answer questions. A broad question like this cannot be answered in that space. Ask a specific question. There are thousands of eye diseases and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the different aids to the human eye?

What are the different aids to the human eye?

Aids to the eye: Eyeglasses are the most common. Contact lenses are also popular. Other aids include magnifiers such as reading glasses, loupes and near telescopes. There are sophisticated electronic magnifiers as well. ...Read more

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Are there different types of eye surgeries to improve vision? What are the differences?

Are there different types of eye surgeries to improve vision? What are the differences?

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

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What is the disorder i'd the eye where the corneas are different shapes? 

What is the disorder i'd the eye where the corneas are different shapes? 

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 more

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Could eye floaters be different colours?

Could eye floaters be different colours?

No: They are just bits of the vitreous humour gel that is clear in nature and has no color. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eye cancer?

What are the different types of eye cancer?

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 more

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