Opinion Article - Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (2024) Volume 8, Issue 1
The human iris identity, diversity and health connection.
The human iris, that mesmerizingly intricate and colourful part of the eye, holds a wealth of information beyond its aesthetic appeal. Often likened to a unique fingerprint, the iris is a marvel of nature that not only defines our eye colour but also serves as an incredible biometric tool for identification and a potential indicator of underlying health conditions. The iris is the thin, circular structure located behind the cornea and in front of the lens. Its primary function is to control the size of the pupil, regulating the amount of light entering the eye. Composed of connective tissues, smooth muscle fibers, and pigmented cells, the iris determines the colour of our eyes through the distribution and concentration of melaninAuthor(s): Royston Wang