ADVERTISEMENT

Q. I have a dark spot on the iris of my eye. What could be the cause?

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 26, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have realized that a dark spot appeared on the iris of my eye. I wanted to get a first opinion on an HD photo. Would that be possible? My partner informed me that she saw something similar in my eye in the past.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for the query.

I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have a dark spot in the iris of your eye. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, you may suffer from dark spots on the iris due to higher lifetime exposure to sunlight or iris freckles due to excess production of melanin by melanocyte cells.

Suppose you observe any changes in dark spots like getting larger or producing any vision problems, contact with an eye specialist immediately. Usually, this type of dark spots are harmless and go away with time without any medical treatment. In case of any other query, ask me.

Hi doctor,

Thank you very much for your reply.

This is what I thought but wanted to double-check with an expert. Have a great day, and all the best to you.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thanks for joining us again.

Yes, do double-check with an eye specialist to exclude other possible causes. Thank you too, and have a nice day. Take care. If any other query, knock me, and I will try to reply to you further.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
What to do for freckles that developed overnight?

.. not freckles according to the duration of appearance (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Freckles do not come overnight. There are only two possibilities. One is insect bite reaction and the second one is purpura. It is looking like...   Read full

The shape of my freckle worries me. Please have a look at it.

.. gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lesion appears more like a nevus (mole). It appears totally benign. I do not find any atypical features in it as of now. With regards to the shape, moles can ha...   Read full

My daughter has a vertical dark streak along her finger nail. What do you suggest?

.. she is suffering from longitudinal melanonychia. It is due to the overactivity of the melanocytes, leading to more melanin synthesis. At present, there is no sign of malignancy. Nevertheless, a biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis. Hope it...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.