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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Headache: You may have a sinus condition. Consult your doctor for help ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
Purplish discoloration around eyes that just appeared few weeks ago. Has not worsened just stayed the same. It happened shortly after using cafax.?
What is Cafax?: I have never heard of cafax. Please fill me in. ...Read more
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
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
Is it normal to have a slight pain around eyes kind of like a headache everytime I don't get a good night's sleep.
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
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
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
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
Possibly: They could be allergic shiners.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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