Iris (anatomy)

Iris (anatomy)

The iris (plural: irides or irises) is a thin, circular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupils and thus the amount of light reaching the retina. "Eye color" is the color of the iris, which in humans can be green, blue, brown, and in rarer cases, hazel (a combination of light brown, green and gold), grey, violet, or even pink. In response to the amount of light entering the eye, muscles attached to the iris expand or contract the aperture at the center of the iris, known as the pupil. The larger the pupil, the more light can enter.

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Iris (anatomy) - Additional Images
... The choroid and irisIris, front view The upper half of a sagittal section through the front of the eyeball ...