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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

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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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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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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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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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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Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?

Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?

Flashes ; floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes ; floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye  twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

Sounds quite: lovely. Pigmentation changes. It isn't usually a sign of disease BUT if it were it would be a mineral pigment disease such as WILSON's DISEASE (copper, ring is copper colored) or hemosiderosis (iron, ring is iron colored. but skin is steel colored... grey, more noticeable than eye). ...Read more

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Normal to have very small ring-like lights in vision in complete dark with eye movements.Are these flashes?Got retina examined a week back, no issues?

Normal to have very small ring-like lights in vision in complete dark with eye movements.Are these flashes?Got retina examined a week back, no issues?

Phosphenes: Your description sounds like phosphenes related to movement of the vitreous jelly in the eye during eye movement. It should decrease with time but retinal followup is recommended. ...Read more

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No matter how much sleep or how much water I have I still seem to have really bad under eye rings it's not puffy just dark and goes round in circle ?

No matter how much sleep or how much water I have I still seem to have really bad under eye rings it's not puffy just dark and goes round in circle ?

Dark circles: Unfortunately, it is mostly genetically decided. Rubbing your eyes may cause more prominence of the veins and more discoloration, so that is something to avoid. See your physician for a screening exam to rule out illnesses. Consider taking a multi-vitamin daily. ...Read more

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I am a darker skinned individual and my eyes are slighty yellow. For example, I have a yellow ring around my pupil. Is it hereditary? Are there any eye drops that I could take to make the whites of my eyes whiter?

I am a darker skinned individual and my eyes are slighty yellow. For example, I have a yellow ring around my pupil. Is it hereditary? Are there any eye drops that I could take to make the whites of my eyes whiter?

No drops: Some darker skinned individuals have yellowish sclerae (whites of eyes.) Others may have a hereditary condition called Gilbert's disease in which serum bilirubin is elevated and causes slight yellow tinge. No drops will help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What can cause a ring around my iris?

What can cause a ring around my iris?

Probably cornea : The ring is probably around the cornea,appearing like it is around the iris. It is called an arcus and is benign. Can represent high cholesterol on occasion. ...Read more

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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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Is a brown ring supposed to be around my iris?

Is a brown ring supposed to be around my iris?

Could be normal: If you see this in both eyes, this is likely a normal variant, the way your eye pigmentation is patterned. If only in one eye, have an eye examination to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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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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Why might someone have red rings around the iris?

Inflamation: Typically redness on the conjunctiva (white area) around the outside if the iris (limbus) is due to inflammation. Dilation of the blood vessels causes the red appearance. The underlying cause needs to be identified. I wild recommend you get an eye exam ...Read more

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Red halo ring around my iris?

Red halo ring : The red halo ring may be caused by irritation of contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why do I have a red ring around my iris?

Possibly iritis: You may have inflammation in the anterior chamber of the eye (iritis) and should see an ophthalmologist to be evaluated. Other signs would be brow ache and light sensitivity. ...Read more