This eye sign predicts melanoma risk

Pigmented lesions of the iris justify more intensive skin checks, dermatologists say

Benign pigmented lesions of the iris are a strong predictor of melanoma risk and should prompt more intensive skin checks, dermatologists say.

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Iris naevus located around 4-o'clock off the pupil. Photo courtesy Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida

The presence of iris naevi in younger people almost doubles the risk of melanoma and should be added to established risk factors such as fair

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