Iris is lower in one eye

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Scott, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest


    I notice it yesterday. My iris or the black part of the eye is slightly
    lower in
    position than the other side. Does anyone know what is wrong with it??
    Is it
    possible the vitreous get more liquid and the iris simply falls down?
    It's small
    distance only that I notice it well when I look closer. Pls. let me
    know to the
    condition asap so I can handle it and not get worry. Thanks.

    Scott, Nov 8, 2005
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  2. Scott

    p.clarkii Guest

    it is probably nothing to worry about. relax.
    some questions:
    is this a recent thing?
    are the pupils of different size?
    do they both react to bright lights by getting smaller and react to
    darkness by getting larger?
    have you ever had eye surgery or eye trauma?
    p.clarkii, Nov 8, 2005
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  3. Scott

    Scott Guest

    yes, it's a recent thing, the pupils are of same size and reactions to
    light (dark and light) is good. I don't have eye surgery but trauma...
    hmm... when I read too much.. i put my palm and massage my eyes.
    Maybe the iris is dislodged??

    Just mention if there is any condition that can cause it so I can
    research in the net. Thanks.

    Scott, Nov 8, 2005
  4. Scott

    p.clarkii Guest

    by trauma i mean have you been injured recently in the area of the
    eye-- not eyestrain or rubbing your eyes.

    if this is a recent thing, then i would suggest you go to an eye doctor
    for a full exam and explain your observations. i cannot tell you a
    specific name to research since there could be more than one cause for
    this symptom. this is not a disease but possibly a symptom of
    something else.
    p.clarkii, Nov 9, 2005
  5. Scott

    Scott Guest

    No. I have not been injured.

    I don't know if it is there before. If a person would look at me, he
    notice it. It is only upclose that it is noticeable. When I alight the
    edge of my iris with the lower eyelid. The other iris is lowered by the
    size of
    a small ant in horizontal position (slight only).

    Since I don't have obvious injury. I'm wondering if it is possible that
    muscles holding the lens are weak in one region causing the lens to
    shift in angle and the accomodation to change resulting in slight
    repositioning of the iris and eyeball in reference to the other eye.

    Could you pls mention what other regions of the eye may be involved.
    I'd like to get a theoretical understanding of all possible conditions.

    Scott, Nov 9, 2005
  6. Scott

    Dr Judy Guest

    It is not uncommon for one eye to be slightly higher than the other. Or for
    one eye lid to be higher or lower than the other. Or the pupil could be
    slightly decentered in one eye compared to the other. None of these things
    are serious (most are simply anatomical variations) unless you are seeing

    The eyeball can change position in the orbit if there is injury to the
    orbital bones. Overactive thyroid disease can also cause change in eye
    position but there would also be double vision, weight loss, irritability
    and other systemic signs.

    ,If you think the condition is new (check old photographs for comparison),
    you should have an eye exam.

    Dr judy
    Dr Judy, Nov 13, 2005
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