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Human eye with blue iris

Photomacrograph of a close-up view of the pupil and iris in a human eye. The human eye is a complex organ and works in a similar way to a camera. Light enters the eye through the pupil (black). The size of the pupil is controlled by the iris (blue) in order to adjust how much light enters the eye at any given time. Here, the iris is coloured blue, but other colours such as brown, hazel, green and …