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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What do you suggest if I have dark rings around irises--wilson's disease?

What do you suggest if I have dark rings around irises--wilson's disease?

Maybe: More likely, you're looking too closely at your eyes and at internet pictures. By the time the KF ring appears in the eye, the person with Wilson's is obviously sick -- at least with elevated liver enzymes and probably glucose in the urine. A competent physician will have picked it up. Glad you're health conscious. Best wishes. ...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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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Both my parents have brown eyes but i seem to have light green with dark green rings around the outer iris. How is this possible?

Both my parents have brown eyes but i seem to have light green with dark green rings around the outer iris. How is this possible?

Eye color: I am sure there was someone in your family with hazel, green, or blue eyes in the past. Eye color genetics is complicated with probably 15-16 different genes influencing it. The melanin content of the iris plus the light scattering produce the color. There are point mutations or polymorphisms that affect the gene regulatory system. Parental testing would probably show you were your parents' child. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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I have light brown ring around my limbal rings.My limbal rings are black and i have dark brown iris. Is this normal or it has to do with wilsonsdz?tnx

I have light brown ring around my limbal rings.My limbal rings are black and i have dark brown iris. Is this normal or it has to do with wilsonsdz?tnx

Maybe: If you have darkly pigmented skin, this might be normal for you. Please see an ophthalmologist in person. The eye MD will examine you under a microscope and can order blood or urine tests if indicated. The definitive test is a liver biopsy, which you probably won't need. People with Wilson's dz usually have liver and/or neuropsych problems. ...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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Dr. Edward Seegers
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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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Dr. Pierre Guibor
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I need advice on what to do with this ring around my iris?

I need advice on what to do with this ring around my iris?

Iris ring: Enjoy the condition, which is most likely congenital and not related to any major disease. However, see your local ophthalmologist before going further. Colored contact lenses may give some camouflage and ordered by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bello
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What does the ring around the iris mean?

Ring around iris.: Most likely the "ring" in in the cornea and represents a deposition of lipid which is very common as we get older, it has been named " arcus senilis". However there are other pathological states principally affecting the liver that may cause such ring, example being the keyser-fleisher ring, a deposition of copper in the cornea. It is commonly seen in wilson's disease and obstructive liver disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred Orlando
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Why is there a blue ring around my iris? Should i be worried about this?

Why is there a blue ring around my iris? Should i be worried about this?

It's likely normal: A grayish blue ring covering the outer iris is most commonly caused by cholesterol which actually becomes deposited in the peripheral cornea, which is in front of the iris. It's called 'arcus senilis' and is usually normal. Because you are only 41, you should make sure your blood cholesterol levels are ok. ...Read more

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