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 aContinue reading “Does an Eye Freckle Mean Cancer?”
Sometimes a nevus on the retina is not pigmented. These appear as lightly colored lesions under the retina. These are monitored over time to make sure they do not transform into melanomas, which are much more serious & life-threatening.
You know about freckles on your skin, but did you know you can have a freckle in your eye? It can only be found on a dilated eye exam. And it must be carefully monitored for any changes.