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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

Arcus of cornea: This is a deposit of lipid at the outer arc of the cornea. It is not in the iris. It comes with age and affects many. It is a benign event, can be quite striking but will not affect the vision or health of the eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have brown eyes and there is a blue ring around the iris. My sight has weakened and I am getting several headaches & dizziness What does this mean?

Dr. Bradford Romans
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I have brown eyes and there is a blue ring around the iris. My sight has weakened and I am getting several headaches & dizziness What does this mean?

Time for a vision: check.Be sure to tell the examiner of your symptoms.Glasses may help,and if you need them anyway,get them.Your headaches and dizziness are not likely related and will require you to see your physician.Good luck.?? ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My eyes are blue, but the ring of my iris is turning from black to purple instead of white. What could this be, should I see an optician or a doctor?

Dr. Todd Purkiss
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My eyes are blue, but the ring of my iris is turning from black to purple instead of white. What could this be, should I see an optician or a doctor?

Unclear: Your description is unclear, but if you're concerned about what you're seeing, particularly if your having vision changes or pain, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Eye colour change/black ring around iris, should I be concerned?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Eye colour change/black ring around iris, should I be concerned?

Have eye doctor chec: Some lash enhancers in the form of mascara have weaker version of a glaucoma eye drop, that the side effect is longer lashes only while using the product. It also can change eye color (iris) darker permanently by stimulating the melanocytes (Pigment cells) on the iris. Bring your mascara in, and have this checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Johan Zwaan
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Very prominent dark ring around the iris of my eye. When i look on google there is no example that seems like it. Is it normal?

Dr. Johan Zwaan
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Very prominent dark ring around the iris of my eye. When i look on google there is no example that seems like it. Is it normal?

Normal: A0 dark ring around the iris (i guess you mean the pupil) probably is a normal variation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Mckinney
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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I have a blue line on the white of my eyeballs. It is NOT directly around my iris. More like in the middle between iris and corner of eye. Why is this?

Dr. David Mckinney
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I have a blue line on the white of my eyeballs. It is NOT directly around my iris. More like in the middle between iris and corner of eye. Why is this?

Blue line: can be several different things. Certain medications, nevi, connective tissue problem , certain metals especially silver exposure, thinning of the sclera, melanin deposition for other reasons like Addison's disease and melanin containing growths. I have seen it one time in my career and was from long term tetracycline use. If it persist or has been there for a while see an eye specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Grey ring around iris of my eye, should I br concerned?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Corneal arcus: This is a normal deposit of lipid in a ring around the edge of the cornea. It is not on the iris which is totally inside the eye. It just looks like it is on the iris in normal viewing. It is not something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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My temperature is 98.8F and I have a little red ring around the iris of my eye. Is this Ebola?

Dr. Leila Hashemi
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My temperature is 98.8F and I have a little red ring around the iris of my eye. Is this Ebola?

God no: Hi, it is possible that you have subconjunctival hemorrhage , also 98.8 is not fever, relax, there is no case of Ebola in USA. The most common symptoms of Ebola is fever,headache, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness and joint pain. I've attached a pic of Subconjuctival hemorrhage, if your redness looks like that then don't worry, it will go away by itself otherwise see a doctor for red eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Ko
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My 9month old has a slight red ring around half of the iris in his left eye and it's been there for a couple of days. He did hit his face last week ?

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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My 9month old has a slight red ring around half of the iris in his left eye and it's been there for a couple of days. He did hit his face last week ?

Sub conj hemorrhage: Possibly a broken blood vessel in the surface structures of the eye called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Please have your child evaluated by a pediatrician or a peds ophthalmologist today for eval. Good luck... ...Read more

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