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Eye and Vision Care

Spot in Eye

12/09/2009

Question:

my 14 year old has a black star shaped spot in his left eye on the colored middle what could this be

Answer:

This is difficult to answer based on the way the question was written. I am not clear whether this black shaped star is on the colored part of the eye (the iris) or whether it is in the pupil (black part) of the eye.

Regardless of the location, if it is something new I would recommend an eye exam in order to properly diagnose the spot. 

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Response by:

Aaron  Zimmerman, OD, MS Aaron Zimmerman, OD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University