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Should i be concerned about blue rings around eyes?

Should i be concerned about blue rings around eyes?

Usually normal: Variant. If there is no pain, redness or blurred vision then rest assured. If the blue ring is getting bigger it could be thinning of the sclera. Take a baseline picture for comparison over time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blue rings around brown eyes genetically.

Is it possible to have blue rings around brown eyes genetically.

Yes: Corneal arcus (arcus juvenilis in young people, arcus senilis in older than 50) occurs as cholesterol & lecithin is deposited into the peripheral cornea as limbal blood vessels deliver nutrition to the cornea. In young people it may be a sign of high serum cholesterol and it's advisable to have this checked out. A congenital disorder (Fisheye disease) is a cause that is due to an enzyme deficiency ...Read more

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Why is there a blue ring around my eyes? Explanations please?

Why is there a blue ring around my eyes? Explanations please?

Corneal arcus: This is a normal deposit of lipid at the edge of the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. These have been found to be benign, and not in fact related to your blood lipid composition. They do not affect the vision or the health of the eye. ...Read more

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I have these blue rings around my eyes and they've been there for a long time, what is it from? what causes it? and will it ever go away?

I have these blue rings around my eyes and they've been there for a long time, what is it from? what causes it? and will it ever go away?

?corneal arcus: If you are referring to the "blue ring" around the peripheral cornea, this is called corneal arcus--represents cholesterol deposition from the limbal blood vessels that normally appears in people over 40. More often visible in brown colored irises due to darker background. If you are younger than 40 and are noticing arcus, an examination by an Eye MD to verify & check lipid profile important. ...Read more

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Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue be used around the eyes and eyelids?

Can selsun blue be used around the eyes and eyelids?

It will burn : If it gets in your eyes, it will burn as other shampoos would. Keep your eyes closed, but if it does get in your eyes, flush it out with water thoroughly. ...Read more

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Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

Ring around eye: this is probably an Arcus. It appears to surround the colored part of the eye.It's actually in the cornea.It is usually gray color,but may appear bluish.It is perfectly benign. In a younger person it is a good idea to have a cholesterol test,since it is fatty degeneration.Sometimes it is familial.It does not effect vision or cause any ocular problems. ...Read more

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How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. ...Read more

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Can greyish green eyes change to blue?

Can greyish green eyes change to blue?

In short, not really: Eye color can change due to medication or disease. But the changes are usually from lighter pigment to darker. Some people as they age will report their eyes changing to blue when in fact the peripheral cornea acquires cholesterol deposits (arcus) that can give some people the impression their eyes are turning blue. ...Read more