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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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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 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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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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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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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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What is the dark line around the iris?

What is the dark line around the iris?

Normal: If present in both eyes it is a normal variation of pigmentation of iris. If it is new and increasing there could be some diseases that cause deposits on the cornea that may look like dark lines on the iris. ...Read more

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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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