|The iris is the blue area. Other structures are the pupil center and the white sclera surrounding the iris. The overlying cornea is there, but not visible, as it is transparent. Also pictured are the red-colored blood vessels within the sclera.|
|Schematic diagram of the human eye. (Iris labeled at upper left.)|
Eye colour is the colour of the iris. In humans, the iris may look green, blue, brown, hazel (a combination of light brown, green and gold), grey, violet, or even pink. In response to the amount of light exiting the eye, muscles attached to the iris expand or contract the pupil. The larger the pupil, the more light can enter the eye and reach the retina.