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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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There's a bump with a white cloud look on my eye causing alot of blurresd vision is this a concern to go to the emergency room?

There's a bump with a white cloud look on my eye causing alot of blurresd vision is this a concern to go to the emergency room?

Go to ER: What you are describing sounds like it could be a corneal infection, which can be common in contact lens wearers. If you are experiencing blurred vision and the white cloud on the cornea (clear structure in front of your iris, or colored part of your eye), I would advise you to go to seek eye care. If the symptoms have been quickly progressive, go to the ER for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Visual distortion in left eye only. Seems like there's a cloud over every thing I see through my left eye. What could cause this?

Visual distortion in left eye only. Seems like there's a cloud over every thing I see through my left eye. What could cause this?

So many things: At the age of 21, not likely cataract or macular degeneration, but a history of weight gain means possibility of benign intracranial hypertension needs to be ruled out. Unchecked, it can cause permanent visual loss and other problems. Other causes include allergy, dry eye, astigmatism, uveitis, glaucoma, retina problems, various types of brain problems. See an eye MD right away. ...Read more

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I've keratoconus I made a transplantation and laisk operation but my vision became worser I've a cloud on my eye now what should I do? No redness.

I've keratoconus I made a transplantation and laisk operation but my vision became worser I've a cloud on my eye now what should I do? No redness.

See your Surgeon: Hard to say without examining the cornea, but your symptoms raise concern about haze or scar formation within the graft, or graft rejection. You should be seen promptly by your transplant surgeon or another corneal specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Biotin Deficiency: Biotin Def is very very rare condition and it usually happens in people with malabsorption syndromes like Crohn's dx, people who get IV nutrition, on Antibiotics for long period of time. Biotin is a coenzyme for Vitamin B group and Vit B group help burning carbohydrate in our body, lack of biotin can cause hair loss, skin and nail problem and peripheral neuropathy but no Cataract. ...Read more

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I was diagnois with floaters by my doctor in april 2012. Today about an hour ago I was in the kitchen and suddenly and dark cloud appeared in front of my right eye, I could not see anthing with that eye. I rubbed my eye a couple of times and after

I was diagnois with floaters by my doctor in april 2012. Today about an hour ago I was in the kitchen and suddenly and dark cloud appeared in front of my right eye, I could not see anthing with that eye. I rubbed my eye a couple of times and after

Sudden vision loss…: Requires urgent attention. Hopefully you went to the er or saw an ophthalmologist today. The sudden loss of vision in one eye suggests retinal detachment, central retinal artery/vein occlusion, optic neuritis, glaucoma, etc. Do get examined if you haven't already. ...Read more

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What to do if I had laser surgery to eliminate "clouding" behind an iol. Have had eye pain since. Was the laser treatment the source of the eye pain?

What to do if I had laser surgery to eliminate "clouding" behind an iol. Have had eye pain since. Was the laser treatment the source of the eye pain?

Rarely, the laser: Can cause inflammation in the eye and cause light sensitivity and eye pain. It is best to check back with your eye doctor that performed the laser and they can check to see if there is any inflammation that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What does iris do?

What does iris do?

Light control: The iris, a circular (donut shaped) muscular ring of tissue in the front of the eye, opens and closes in response to the degree of outside light. It also functions as a portion of the focusing capacity of the eye. It's other role is as a part of your allure given its color and structure. ...Read more

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Why is my outer iris is dark?

Why is my outer iris is dark?

Multicolored iris: It's very common for people to have variable colors in their iris. Uncommonly, the change in colors can be due to a mole on your iris. If the colors appear to be changing over time, it's important to have your ophthalmologist evaluate this further. ...Read more

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How big is the iris in millimeters?

Iris size: Iris outer dimensions= 11 x 12 mm; iris inner dimensions= 3 mm. ...Read more

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What can cause a ring around my iris?

Probably cornea: The ring is probably around the cornea, appearing like it is around the iris. It is called an arcus and is benign. Can represent high cholesterol on occasion. ...Read more

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Why is the outside of my iris darker?

Why is the outside of my iris darker?

Just color: Is it uniformly dark and symmetrical? Then do not worry, its just the coloration of the iris. The outside is thicker and denser. If you have just localized darkness then you need to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the dark line around the iris?

What is the dark line around the iris?

Normal: If present in both eyes it is a normal variation of pigmentation of iris. If it is new and increasing there could be some diseases that cause deposits on the cornea that may look like dark lines on the iris. ...Read more

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What does the ring around the iris mean?

Ring around iris.: Most likely the "ring" in in the cornea and represents a deposition of lipid which is very common as we get older, it has been named " arcus senilis". However there are other pathological states principally affecting the liver that may cause such ring, example being the keyser-fleisher ring, a deposition of copper in the cornea. It is commonly seen in wilson's disease and obstructive liver disease. ...Read more

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Is a brown ring supposed to be around my iris?

Is a brown ring supposed to be around my iris?

Could be normal: If you see this in both eyes, this is likely a normal variant, the way your eye pigmentation is patterned. If only in one eye, have an eye examination to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: iris?

Colored part of eye: 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 responds to light stimulation. ...Read more

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Please describe these white speckles in my iris?

Please describe these white speckles in my iris?

Normal variation: Iris color comes in a terrific variety - part of the beauty of being alive. Sometimes this is reflected with whitish deposits, really structural elements, on the iris surface. Enjoy them as part of human variation - they are not pathologic. ...Read more

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Can big black dots on my green iris mean anything?

Iris dots: Black dots on the iris are most likely due to iris nevi or pigment variation. Rarely, pigmented lesions of the iris can be neoplastic in nature. Many other issues can cause iris pigment changes including topical and systemic medications. The dark spots should be monitored closely. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My right iris is higher than the other. Is this normal?

My right iris is higher than the other. Is this normal?

Need exam: Hard to say if this is normal for you without an eye exam and more details. Be well. ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this ring around my iris?

I need advice on what to do with this ring around my iris?

Iris ring: Enjoy the condition, which is most likely congenital and not related to any major disease. However, see your local ophthalmologist before going further. Colored contact lenses may give some camouflage and ordered by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the color of my iris turns to brown?

What does it mean if the color of my iris turns to brown?

Depends: Iris color can be affected by trauma, inflammation or bleeding in the eye, or possibly a growth on the iris such as a mole or even a melanoma. If you have concerns, you need to see an eye md. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right iris is higher than the other?

Do you see double?: If the right iris is higher than the other, the eyes would be out of alignment and two images would be seen. Is this because a lid on one side is lower than the other? Has there been some trauma in the past? Are the irises having a different pupillary size which gives it this appearance? You should have an ophthalmologist look at your eyes and see which pattern you have. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have brown circles around your iris?

What does it mean when you have brown circles around your iris?

Could be normal: If you see this in both eyes, this is likely a normal variant, the way your eye pigmentation is patterned. If only in one eye, have an eye examination to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are these white speckles in my iris and why are they there?

Normal variant: Iris come in many colors and patterns. Some have white deposits on the surface called brushfield spots. A few inherited diseases can cause iris spots. If you have good vision and perhaps have had one good examination by an ophthalmologist with all being well, then enjoy your spots and consider them a cosmetic advantage. ...Read more