University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Iris Nevus vs. Small Iris Melanoma

This patient presented in 1999 at the age of 27 years old. At that time she said that she had always had a freckle in her right eye that her parents noted when she was a child. This lesion has been followed at the time of this video for 11 years with no change. It is either a thick iris nevus or a melanoma. On echography the lesion is 0.8 mm thick.