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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?

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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Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...Read more


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?

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
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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?

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?

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. 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?

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?

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?

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. Philip Miller
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I have brown coloured eyes but in my left eye there developed dark brown or yellow type rings around iris what is this would u plz tell me ?

I have brown coloured eyes but in my left eye there developed dark brown or yellow type rings around iris what is this would u plz tell me ?

Exam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayser%E2%80%93Fleischer_ring Probable Kayser-Fleisher rings- see your ophthalmologist-can be related to several medical conditions; however, must be examined. ...Read more

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