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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

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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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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 be related to holes in the iris of the eye?

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

Iris holes: Holes in the iris may be congenital and of various shapes where the edges of the iris do not close completely. Holes can also result from trauma to the eye. The effect on vision depends on the size, shape and position of the hole or holes. ...Read more

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Black dots in iris of the eye?

Black dots in iris of the eye?

Spotty iris.....: Black dots on the iris are usually normal. Especially if they have been present and unchanging for years. If these spots enlarge or change, they may need to be more closely evaluated. ...Read more

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Are colored lines around the iris of the eye normal?

Are colored lines around the iris of the eye normal?

Usually: Different coloration patterns around one or both irises can mean different things. Always best to see your ophthalmologist or eye care specialist. However, a common pattern called "arcus" is a white to gray and sometimes bluish ring at the edge of the cornea (in front of the iris) which represents lipid deposits. If new or changing, a good idea would be to check a lipid/cholesterol panel of labs. ...Read more

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Are a few odd specks in the iris of the eye of any serious concern?

Are a few odd specks in the iris of the eye of any serious concern?

Iris: No, they should not cause concern, especially if there is no change in the specks over time. If, however change in the "specks" is noted consult your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are there any underlying illnesses related to swelling in the iris of the eye?

Are there any underlying illnesses related to swelling in the iris of the eye?

Rare: Even when there is inflammation inside the eye (uveitis) rarely does the iris swell. Uveitis, also called iritis, can be related to intestinal and rheumatic conditions as underlying illness. When that occurs the iris can get stuck to the lens inside the eye and cause problems which the ophthalmologist need to treat, - sometimes on an emergency basis. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a red patch on the iris of the eye...What canthat be?

My 3 year old has a red patch on the iris of the eye...What canthat be?

Blood in eye: If you see a red patch on the colored part of the eye, the iris, take the child to an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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