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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 in the iris produce its color. Each person's irises have a distinct color, texture, and pattern.
Last Revised: May 29, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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