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Grey Ring Around Iris
Corneal arcus: This is a deposit of lipid from your circulation which frequently will accumulate actually in an arc or ring at the edge of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye). It is more obvious in those with brown eyes. It is benign, will cause no change in the vision or health of the eye. ...Read more
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
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Arcus senilis: Arcus senilis is a blue gray ; white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It is very common in older adults. It can be associated with a higher than normal blood cholesterol level (so check that out) but can be a genetic variation also; it does not cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. ...Read more
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?
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
Cholesterol: The gray ring around the edge of the colored part is cholesterol deposits. Get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more
My babys eyes look like there is pink on the sclera is this normal he is 4mths with gray eyes and it looks like its going arond the outside of iris?
Pink on the eye: May be conjunctivits. Most is viral some is bacteria (usually have a discharge if bacteria, may also be allergic, Sometimes if the nose is congested there is back up for fluid to the eye and that can cause eye swelling and other issues. F/u and call pediatrician this AM ...Read more
A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?
Several things are on the list including medications, diseases of the eye as well as other systemic diseases that can cause this. See link below for more info. Best to see eye doctor for eval
http://www. Aao. Org/publications/eyenet/200703/am_rounds. Cfm
Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
Helppp... My left eye has been irritated for two days now... I noticed white/gray spots on my iris near my pupil and the white part of my eye is pink.
Have I.I.H. Eyes/face on sides of eyes hurt/burn, ear pain. Eyes bloodshot/pale grey lines 1/4" wide, 1/2" from iris of eyes. What is this?
TooLittleInformation: I presume I.I.H.=Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? You seem to be working at offering some technical details, yet not far more relevant issues; even a photograph (offering vastly greater detail) is still very inadequate information. Not that someone, including you, cannot understand; as Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, relevant required perspectives are far beyond limited physical labels. ...Read more
Really greying?: Sometimes melanin pigment deposits can give appearance of graying. This is normal. In older age grey plaque in sclera are normal. If your sclera is progressively getting grey it may be thinning due to "collagen vascular diseases', although rare but since you are only 34 you must see an ophthalmologist that then will refer you to a rheumatologist for more workup & diagnosis if necessary. ...Read more
Several possible: Reasons, ranging from normal variant to serious problem of the sclera. See eye md if you have any pain blurring or were born with brittle bones (extremely rare, you probably don't have that). ...Read more
It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea. ...Read more
Could be: It could be, although there are other possible explanations. You need to see your ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more
Great eye dots: Your description is most likely consistent with gray spots corresponding the deep vessels in the sclera (white of eye). It has probably been present for quite some time and you just did not notice it. Other issues can cause this appearance so if this is a new finding or if it is changing, you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Blue sclera: What you are most likely noticing is something called blue sclera, in areas where the tough white connective tissue covering the eye (sclera) is thin enough to show the underlying vascular layer (choroid). This oftentimes can occur alone with no other issues, but it can also be found in certain rare connective tissue diseases. It's probably fine, but I would have a pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more
Is it possible to change your eye color? I am perfecty happy with my eyes but I was just interested. Is is possible to go from say a grey eye to a green eye? And can they make different patterns?
No: No real permanent ways to do this that are safe. Colored contact lenses are really the only good way to do this. ...Read more
Probably not serious: But there are several possible causes. If you have pain/discomfort then get it checked out. Meanwhile take a picture of it so that you can track it for any changes. ...Read more
Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more
Definitely get exam: This could be anything from a visual migraine to a tia. The fact that the gray area is in a quadrant does suggest a possible cerebral problem (visual pathways in the brain rather than from the eye itself), but a direct problem in the eye is still possible. An eye exam by an ophthalmologist and possibly a visual field test will help to determine the cause. ...Read more
My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.
Needs evaluation: If it is as you say this could be an embedded piece of metal or other dust that needs to be removed or it could distort a larger area on the eye. HAve him see his doc and s/he can decide if an eye doc should be consulted. I have removed these occasionally with techniques I learned during training. ...Read more