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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 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?

History, Blood test first: Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic and affects people of Scandinavia and African Americans more. There is a blood test and gallium scan that's ordered if there is a clinical suspicion that it is affecting you. ...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?

Yes: Hitting oneself in the eye with a hammer could cause a variety of damage ranging from mild/self-limited all the way to severe damage to the eye or the bones surrounding the eye. Medical evaluation is recommended for concerns of hammer-induced eye injury. X-ray or CT scan of eye/sinus may be needed. Eye protection/safety goggles and proper hammer safety technique is also recommended. ...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?

Sharp pain: The cells of the eye, specially the cornea get replaced every two weeks or so. The sharp quick pain is from the old cells being replace and sloughing off the surface of the eye. This iscompletely normal, no need to worry. ...Read more

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