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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

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How to remove small spots around eyes?

How to remove small spots around eyes?

Cannot answer: Describe these better: what do they look like, how long have they been present, are they changing, where are they exactly? ...Read more

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Is prp a cure for dark cicle around eyes?

Is prp a cure for dark cicle around eyes?

No one knows: Prp (platelet rich plasma) is a wonderful treatment for aging skin. I believe there is so much we can do with this product. I am willing to try this for dark circles but if the dark circles are related to allergies, I am sure until the underlying problem is resolved the dark circles will remain. ...Read more

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How to get ride of dark circles around eyes?

How to get ride of dark circles around eyes?

Sleep: Dark circles can form due to lack of sleep or illness. Some liver conditions can also cause dark circles. Some are very benign (gilberts). Some may be more serious. Please talk to your primary medical doctor about this. ...Read more

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What usually is the cause of darkened skin around eyes?

What usually is the cause of darkened skin around eyes?

Skin or vascular chg: Skin or vascular changes. As the skin thins with age, or allergy or edema the underlying vascularity shows through and can give this darkened venous appearance. A dermatologist or ophthalmologist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Iam 23 and too much of dark circles around eyes. Please help me?

Iam 23 and too much of dark circles around eyes. Please help me?

Dark Circles: Dark circles around the eye can be caused from several things.
1.Actual skin changes, either hereditary or acquired from years of sun damage. Retina and possible chemical peel or laser may be helpful depending on your skin type.
2. Thinning of the skin allowing the deeper veins and muscles to create a darkness.
3. Puffiness or hollowness creating hills and valleys which can reflect light different ...Read more

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What serious medical condition causes dark/yellowish circles around eyes?

What serious medical condition causes dark/yellowish circles around eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can hel. ...Read more

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I have black circle around eyes since 4 years. What can be the best solution.? I lives in india

I have black circle around eyes since 4 years. What can be the best solution.? I lives in india

Dark circles: Dark circles can be due to hereditary causes or allergies, lack of sleep, dehydration. Try allergy meds, artificial tears, improve hydration, cool compresses, makeup concealer. ...Read more

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Pain around eyes particularly above it when the temperature become hot! Also it cause a headache! What do you think?

Pain around eyes particularly above it when the temperature become hot! Also it cause a headache! What do you think?

Sinus issues: The frontal sinus is just above your eyes, and could be the source, especially if spring allergies are starting for you. ...Read more

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I've been having Pus around eyes every day when I wake up. I been putting on waterdrops for a week and it still hasn't gone away. Why? Please explain.

I've been having Pus around eyes every day when I wake up. I been putting on waterdrops for a week and it still hasn't gone away. Why? Please explain.

Multiple etiology ea: The cause of your symptoms can be due to a number of etiologies. Topmost is infectious causes followed by dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis. Please see A board certified ophthalmologist. The treatments for each condition is entirely different. ...Read more

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What could cause dark skin around eyes?

What could cause dark skin around eyes?

Dark circles: Dark circles can be caused by: allergies, eczema, hereditary, lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, chronic alcohol, nasal congestion, pigmentation irregularities, rubbing or scratching your eyes, sun exposure, thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen. ...Read more

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What causes you to have dry skin around eyes?

Eczema or allergy: Dry skin could be a sign of atopic dermatitis or eczema which is a dry skin hypersensitivity reaction. This can happen with irritation or contact with a cosmetic ingredient causing an allergic reaction. Using topical cortisone creams and moisturizers can help. Also need to evaluate your makeup to see if you're allergic to one of the ingredients. ...Read more

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What's the mechanism behind the formation of dark circles around eyes? Did anyone know the answer

What's the mechanism behind the formation of dark circles around eyes? Did anyone know the answer

Thin eyelid skin: The skin of the eyelids is so thin that you can see your own circulating blood beneath the skin of the lower eyelids. It does not represent disease. ...Read more

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My face always look like tired becuase under my eyes is deep. Can you say me a good product for skin around eyes.

My face always look like tired becuase under my eyes is deep. Can you say me a good product for skin around eyes.

First, make: Sure you are getting enough sleep- at least 8 hours every might ; be sure you are not suffering from allergies. The skin under the eyes is very thin making you look tired ; years older. You need to firm, tone ; moisturize the areas around your eye. You cannot go wrong w estée lauder, neutrogena, oil of olay, loreal, clarin products or any other brand that suits your needs. ...Read more

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I have dark circles around eyes since I was a kid. I am 21 now and I want to remove them. Any remedies of creams please?

I have dark circles around eyes since I was a kid. I am 21 now and I want to remove them. Any remedies of creams please?

No creams.: Dark rings around the eyes are usually determined by your genes, how thin the skin around your eyes is. I would not recommend any creams or bleaches to be applied near your eyes! If your eyes are puffy and dark, resting with a cool compress for 10 minutes can help. Sometimes people with allergies have rings around their eyes along with asthma, allergic rhinitis which can be treated. ...Read more

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Can using retinol -drugstore grade- cause dryness, causing more lines to appear around eyes? Is that a sign it's working? Should continue?

Can using retinol -drugstore grade- cause dryness, causing more lines to appear around eyes? Is that a sign it's working? Should continue?

Retinol: If you experience dryness or irritation try using the cream less frequently, and use only at night. You should also use a daytime moisturizer with spf in it to prevent sub damage. Good luck! ...Read more

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Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

See Eye MD now.: Could be just retained fluid, but could also be an indicator of a metabolic problem like renal insufficiency. You should probably see both your eye md and your pcp. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Yes.: Any chronic disease associated with fatigue and/or poor sleep can do this, as can lupus! ...Read more

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My toddler has red dots on his face around eyes and cheeks?

My toddler has red dots on his face around eyes and cheeks?

coughing/voming: Small pinpoint red dots that represent small broken capillaries will often show up around the eyes, face &upper torso of kids after a coughing spell or vomiting. These will not be found below the nipple line. They are transient & not the sign of a worrisome problem. ...Read more

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What should I do for my skin? Fine lines around eyes and nose

What should I do for my skin? Fine lines around eyes and nose

Cosmetic issue: We all develop fine lines especially on the face as we age and more so in pale, thin skin or skin over-exposed to sunlight. There are remedies available from a cosmetologist for temporary disguise of fine lines. A cosmetic surgeon can be consulted for consideration of the use of Botox or surgical correction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

Periorbital edema: The reasons are retained water, herniated orbital fat, Graves' disease to name a few. You should get evaluated to find out the exact cause ...Read more

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Can injecting hyaloronic acid be useful for dark circles around eyes?

Can injecting hyaloronic acid be useful for dark circles around eyes?

Yes, in some cases: Dark circles under the eyes are caused by darker pigmentation in that area or shadowing in the "tear trough" or both. A hyaluronic acid filler injected deeply along the edge of the eye socket under the tear trough can significantly reduce the appearance of dark circles caused by shadowing. Be aware, however, that this should only be done by a very experienced injector to avoid a "lumps". ...Read more

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Hi my son is 2 he as this red spots around eyes he as a cold and a bad coff?

Viral eruption: This can be a viral skin eruption from the "cold". He can also have a secondary bacterial pink eye and you should see an ophthalmologist if it persists for several days. ...Read more