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Dark Rings Around The Eyes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arcus: It sounds like corneal arcus. You should have your cholesterol checked. ...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
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 help. ...Read more
When i wake up i notice that my usual constant dark rings under my eyes look even more dark. What is happening?
Cool soaks: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more
Scared.age 55f.always had medium color brown eyes with dark green ring.lately change to light moss green.dull.bloodshot a lot.ideas?
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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