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I have reviewed both of your (very excellent, by the way....) photographs of your iris. I am happy to report that those are pictures of completely normal iris tissue. Everyone's iris has color variations, nooks and crannies, just like you have shown in your pictures.
The is nothing to be concerned about, nor is there any treatment necessary as your iris' look perfectly normal and healthy.
Now. Shall we talk about other things I noticed in the pictures?
You have small pinguecula in both your eyes; nasel on the left and temporal on the right. This is not a cancer and it is nothing to worry about. Here is some information on this condition:
what you have is called a pinguecula. This is a change in the skin around the eye (conjunctiva) from a lifetime's worth of exposure to sunlight. It is not a cancer. It also can become irritated and red at times.
Here is a link to a picture of a small pinguecula. You can find many other pictures by going to Google images:
This is link to a picture of a pterygium. As you can see one of the major differences between a pterygium and a pinguecula is that a pterygium grows across the clear part of your eye (cornea):
If you are bothered by your pinguecula it can be surgically removed fairly easily by your ophthalmologist using local anesthesia. One word of caution however.....they have the nasty habit of growing back, sometimes with a vengeance.
What else did I notice in the pictures? Well.....you have blepharitis. No need to update your will.....we can treat this too....
Blepharitis is a condition where glands in the eyelids are not functioning normally. They become plugged and instead of putting out their normal clear, oily secretions, they put out thick, toothpaste like gunk. You may not be able to see this “gunk” yourself, unless it is really bad, but it shows up clearly on slit lamp examination.
The best treatment for this condition is daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.
I hope you don't mind that I gave you more data then you were looking for....these things can happen when you show high-quality, upclose, pictures of eyes to an ophthalmologist :)
The take home message? You will be ok.
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