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Doctor insights on: Blue Rings Around Eyes

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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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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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My daughter has had yellow rings around her eyes for yrs. Now the color is gold to orange, only around eyes. Why? Thank you

My daughter has had yellow rings around her eyes for yrs. Now the color is gold to orange, only around eyes. Why? Thank you

Eye exam: She should have an eye exam to evaluate these rings. If i understand your description correctly, the gold rings could be kayser fleisher rings, copper deposits on the outer edges of the cornea. This is found in wilson's disease, an autosomal recessive (genetic) disease due to a problem with the bodies ability to store copper. Copper builds up in the body and can be deposited on the cornea. ...Read more

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What can cause puffiness around eyes?

What can cause puffiness around eyes?

Fluid, gravity: Skin around eyelids is very thin - in some places only 4 cell layers thick. Thus, even a small amount of swelling can look prominent. Any irritation may cause such swelling. Further, as we age, the collagen and elastic tissue which provide support also age and lose some of their ability to counter the effect of gravity. Some vitamin c topical products may help strengthen collagen in this area. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling around eyes?

What can cause tingling around eyes?

Several reasons: If it is around both eyes it is less concerning and it may be related to anxiety, you can see your family md. If it is persistent and around only one eye it could be more serious since the sensory nerves of the eye and the auditory nerve are at the same place in the brain and a tumor their may cause that. If you have hearing loss on that side must see an ENT & an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more