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Iris

The iris is the colored part of the eye. A circular muscle in the iris controls the amount of light that enters the eye through the pupil.

Pigment cells (melanin) in the iris produce its color. Each person's irises have a distinct color, texture, and pattern.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Last RevisedJune 9, 2011

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Last Updated: June 09, 2011
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