Does an Eye Freckle Mean Cancer?

Not necessarily!    An eye freckle is called a nevus.   It is a common, colored growth, similar to a freckle on your skin.  You can have a nevus in the front of your eye, around the iris, or under the retina at the back of the eye. A nevus under the retina is called a choroidal nevus.  An eye nevus is usually harmless. However, it needs to be monitored because, like a skin freckle, it could possibly develop into cancer of the eye.

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