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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


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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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What can cause rings around my iris in my eyes?

What can cause rings around my iris in my eyes?

Cholesterol: deposits are a common cause of this. See an ophthalmologist for confirmation and get your cholesterol checked by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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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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I has brown eyes but has started getting grey rings around the iris. what could cause this?

I has brown eyes but has started getting grey rings around the iris. what could cause this?

Corneal arcus: This is a deposit of lipid from your circulation which frequently will accumulate actually in an arc or ring at the edge of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye). It is more obvious in those with brown eyes. It is benign, will cause no change in the vision or health of the eye. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 18 and have dark brown eyes and recently I have noticed that my iris have developed a grey outer ring. Is it something I should worry about?

Hi I'm 18 and have dark brown eyes and recently I have noticed that my iris have developed a grey outer ring. Is it something I should worry about?

Grey ring on iris: IMahmood ~ that is an early onset of "arcus senilis" characteristic of older people. It is probably of no significance, but it is sometimes associated with raised cholesterol so have your cholesterol panel done and if normal I would not be concerned, but check cholesterol regularly. TOTAL, LDL,HDL, cholesterol and serum triglycerides thanks ...Read more

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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