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What could cause or be related to holes in the iris of the eye?

What could cause or be related to holes in the iris of the eye?

Several conditions: True holes in the iris can be created surgically, caused by trauma, or arise from certain congenital or genetic defects. Often, there can be the appearance of a hole caused either by an area of thick iris surrounding a region with less pigment (this really is a "valley" called a crypt), or a dark freckle (nevus) on a lighter iris. ...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 exactly can cause or have something to do with holes in the iris of the eye?

What exactly can cause or have something to do with holes in the iris of the eye?

Surgery/ congenital: I am assuming you do not mean the pupil which is the hole in the center of the iris that allows light to enter the eye.

The usual cause is eye surgery. Holes or openings are made in the iris to treat or prevent certain conditions such as narrow angle glaucoma.

Some people are born with defects in the iris called coloboma.

Injuries can also cause iris problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change unless there is severe internal inflammation or actual trauma. Yellowing around the iris can be a sign of hepatitis or other liver diseases. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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If you were to blow too hard when useing the frenzel maneuver to clear your ears could it cause damage to the eye resulting in a change in iris color?

If you were to blow too hard when useing the frenzel maneuver to clear your ears could it cause damage to the eye resulting in a change in iris color?

No: Your iris cannot change color that way! It is possible to pop a blood vessel in the white area though. This would cause a red spot there. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

Do you mean back?: The most common bleeding in the back of the eye (at the retina) is due to diabetes and vascular anomalies. This can be more likely if blood thinners are in the mix. Less common conditions are parasitic infections and some inherited conditions. Trauma of course is also common. If you truly mean 'behind' the eye ball, then this rare event is usually traumatic or do to blood vessel disease. ...Read more

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What could cause a boil on the skin and on the eye?

What could cause a boil on the skin and on the eye?

Staph infection: The most likely infection is caused by staphylococcus which can cause an infection in the skin and involve the glands of the eyelid. Also rosacea can infect the skin and the eyelid. Vboth are treatable with oral antibiotics. Heat can offerctemporary relief until you can see your doctor for a press riot ion antibiotic. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more

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Could an irritant in the eye cause one pupil to be larger than other?

Possibly: Contact with certain chemicals can affect pupil size, but there are several other conditions, some serious, which can also affect pupil size. See your ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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Could a hard poke to the eye cause heterochromia?

Could a hard poke to the eye cause heterochromia?

Not likely: Acquired heterochromia is due to eye disease. Trauma could do it but it would have to be severe. A poke in the eye is not likely to be severe enough. ...Read more

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What causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking: Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

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What cause scardosis of the eye?

What cause scardosis of the eye?

Often w/o Symptoms: This condition is classically a multi organ inflammatory condition. Specific to the eye, inflammation occurs in the front (iritis) and back (uveitis) of the eye, optic nerve, and lacrimal gland tissue as well. The exact cause of this condition is not known, but it's considerable, often without symptoms, and profound in certain patients. Therefore, I would highly recommend that every patient with sarcoidosis be examined by an amount just regularly. Please take care of this. ...Read more

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What causes pain behinde the eye?

What causes pain behinde the eye?

Migraine or sinus: Pain behind the eye not associated with vision loss is usually due to migraine headache or sinusitis. However, pain behind the eye with significant vision loss in the same eye needs to be evaluated as optic neuritis can present this way. ...Read more

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What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

Eye sensitivity: The eye is very, very sensitive. Many different stimuli can cause pronounced sensations in and around the eye. You would need to have a thorough eye exam to see what may be causing any particular sensation. ...Read more

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Does too much musturbating cause blur in the eye?

Does too much musturbating cause blur in the eye?

Not really: Masturbating causing vision loss is, for the most part, a myth. Very rarely, sexual activity can cause enough blood pressure elevation (e.g. During orgasm) to cause a hemorrhage in the eye, but in such rare cases, vision loss is usually profound, not just blurring. ...Read more

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Hit yourself in the eye with a hammer will that cause damage?

Hit yourself in the eye with a hammer will that cause damage?

Not good: It's never good to self inflict injury upon oneself. Also, it's always a good idea to wear protective eyewear while performing activities that may cause injuries to your eyes. Be smart! ...Read more

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What causes pain to the eye when it moves to the left or right?

What causes pain to the eye when it moves to the left or right?

Eye Pain?: Couldbed conjunctivitis, but it is better to see an eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp shooting pains in the eye lasting just a second then it's gone. It's done it 3 times this morning sure I be concerned?

What would cause sharp shooting pains in the eye lasting just a second then it's gone. It's done it 3 times this morning sure I be concerned?

Corneal abrasion: If it is new since you've woken up today, it's possible you may have a corneal abrasion. If it is chronic, it may be related to dry eyes. You should consider seeing an ophthalmologist if you feel it is serious. ...Read more

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What causes a nerve to pulse near the eye?

What causes a nerve to pulse near the eye?

More Specific: If you are referring to pulsation of the lid it is usually due to stress, fatigue and caffeine intake (obicularis myokimia). If you are referring to a pulsing in your vision that corresponds to yur heartbeat you are noticint spontaneous venous pulsations of the central retinal vein. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the eye for a second?

What causes a sharp pain in the eye for a second?

Dry eyes: The corneal nerves are so sensitive that any dryness can cause a sharp pain, which leads to reflex tearing. The pain then only lasts a second. If you haven't already done so, see your eye md for a more accurate and in-depth diagnosis, since several things cause dry eye. ...Read more

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What causes tears in the eye to come out of yawning?

What causes tears in the eye to come out of yawning?

Synkenesis: Synkinesis is the result from miswiring of nerves after (injury) trauma. This can involuntary muscular movements or actions accompanying voluntary movements. For example, yawning can cause the lacrimal gland, that produces tears, to contract and tear or your eye lid to close. ...Read more

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What can cause pressure in the eye and feel lighthead?

Dehydration?: If you are dehydrated, then the eyes can get dry and feel like "pressure" and it also causes the lightheaded ness. Try drinking more fluids, if it persists see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause cancer underneath the eye?

What can cause cancer underneath the eye?

Antral lesion: Under the eye can refer to region of lower lid or floor of orbit. Lower eyelid tumors are not that rare. Tumors under the globe are usually not metastatic occurring more commonly in the retroorbital region. When a tumor presents under the globe the maxillary sinus should be evaluated by scan anticipating that a lesion of the sinus can expand and rupture superiorly into the orbit. ...Read more

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What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

Many possible: Multiple causes are possible. Most common would be sinus disease, migraine, or eyestrain from overuse of the eyes for prolonged reading or computer use. Thyroid disease, growths behind the eyes, are much less likely causes. If the pains persist, you should see an ophthalmologist, and if the eye exam is normal, your regular doctor may refer to ENT or neurology. ...Read more

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What causes under the eye to twitch nonstop for weeks?

What causes under the eye to twitch nonstop for weeks?

Several things: Those annoying little twitches under the eye are what's referred to as "myokymia", which is due to irritability of the individual muscle fibers of the orbicularis muscle. These are typically due to sleep deprivation, caffeine, and stress, and are very common.

Blepharospasm, a much less common condition, is when involuntary contraction of the muscle that closes the eye causes the eyelid to shut. ...Read more

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What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

Not to worry: This blood red color on the white part of the eye is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage which should turn yellow and dissolve over a week or two. ...Read more

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