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Grey ring around iris of my eye, should I br concerned?

Grey ring around iris of my eye, should I br concerned?

Corneal arcus: This is a normal deposit of lipid in a ring around the edge of the cornea. It is not on the iris which is totally inside the eye. It just looks like it is on the iris in normal viewing. It is not something to be concerned about. ...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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I has brown eyes but has started getting grey rings around the iris. What could cause this?

I has brown eyes but has started getting grey rings around the iris. What could cause this?

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

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Please explain what it means if you have gray rings in the outer edge of your iris?

Please explain what it means if you have gray rings in the outer edge of your iris?

Corneal arcus: You are seeing a deposit of lipid at the outer perimeter of the cornea which is called arcus. This is very common and mostly is entirely benign. ...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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What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

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

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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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If there's grey around the iris of the what does that mean?

Cholesterol: It could mean that you have high cholesterol. I would see an eye dr first. ...Read more

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Gray color around my brown iris growing thru years, what is going on?

Gray color around my brown iris growing thru years, what is going on?

Cholesterol: The gray ring around the edge of the colored part is cholesterol deposits. Get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does it mean when the outer iris inthe eye turns gray?

What does it mean when the outer iris inthe eye turns gray?

Corneal arcus: This is a deposit of lipid next to the outer part of the colored part of the eye (the edge of the cornea). It is benign, does not affect vision and is very common. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: 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

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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.

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.

Corneal ulcer: This is a serious problem. You need to see an ophthalmologist right away and get started on strong antibiotic drops. Most likely causes are contact lens wear or a corneal abrasion. Early treatment will speed healing and prevent scarring in your cornea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why do I have grey hair in my eye brows I am just 38.

Why do I have grey hair in my eye brows I am just 38.

Genetics: Gray hair appearance can be related to genetics and some folks have them as early as teenage years, certain dietary intakes such as lettuce will prevent whitening of the hair. .. ...Read more

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Why are my eye whites greying?

Why are my eye whites greying?

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

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What does it mean when the white of the eye is grey?

What does it mean when the white of the eye is grey?

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

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There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

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

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I have a grey spot on my left eye. Could it be nevus?

I have a grey spot on my left eye. Could it be nevus?

Could be: It could be, although there are other possible explanations. You need to see your ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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One blue-grey eye and other brown-green. Is this normal?

One blue-grey eye and other brown-green. Is this normal?

Eye variant: Most eyes have the same approximate coloration but occasionaly there are those with some variant such as you have. As long as the vision is fine in each eye and the color difference is life long, then this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I recently have two very small grey dots in the white of my eye, what could it be?

I recently have two very small grey dots in the white of my eye, what could it be?

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

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What would cause the outer edges of a two and a half year old's eye whites to become gray?

What would cause the outer edges of a two and a half year old's eye whites to become gray?

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

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What is a tiny grey patch on the white of the eye mean?

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

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Sclera (white of eye) is a bluish grey color, should I be concerned?

Sclera (white of eye) is a bluish grey color, should I be concerned?

Depends: Thinning of the sclera can result in the pigmented layer of the retina showing through. Mild thinning is of no concern. Extensive thinning can be a problem. This usually appears very dark in appearance. ...Read more

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Visual distortions like gray-out of one eye during stress?

Visual distortions like gray-out of one eye during stress?

Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Gray area of vision in lower quadrant of one eye that lasts anout 5 minutes then goes away?

Gray area of vision in lower quadrant of one eye that lasts anout 5 minutes then goes away?

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

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I have painfully watery eye's. They also are a cloudy gray on the white. What could cause this?

I have painfully watery eye's. They also are a cloudy gray on the white. What could cause this?

Family practice: You could have allergies or there could be an infection. Use warm compresses an antihistamine. If it persists you need to be seen and get a prescription eye drops. ...Read more

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My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.

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