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What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

Arcus of cornea: This is a deposit of lipid at the outer arc of the cornea. It is not in the iris. It comes with age and affects many. It is a benign event, can be quite striking but will not affect the vision or health of the eyes. ...Read more

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Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

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

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Why is there a blue ring around my eyes? Explanations please?

Why is there a blue ring around my eyes? Explanations please?

Corneal arcus: This is a normal deposit of lipid at the edge of the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. These have been found to be benign, and not in fact related to your blood lipid composition. They do not affect the vision or the health of the eye. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have brown eyes with a blue ring around it?

Is it weird to have brown eyes with a blue ring around it?

No: The bluish ring is usually a intra corneal cholesterol deposit known as arcus senilis. It may indicate an increased cholesterol and your doctor should check that. The other ring that is rarely seen is a kaiser-flescher ring seen if patients with a problem with copper metabolism (wilson's disease). ...Read more

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I have brown eyes but there is a blue ring around it is this normal?

I have brown eyes but there is a blue ring around it is this normal?

? corneal arcus: If you are referring to the "blue ring" around the peripheral cornea, this is called corneal arcus--represents cholesterol deposition from the limbal blood vessels that normally appears in people over 40. More often visible in brown colored irises due to darker background. If you are younger than 40 and are noticing arcus, an examination by an Eye MD to verify & check lipid profile important. ...Read more

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I have brown eyes and there is a blue ring around the iris. My sight has weakened and I am getting several headaches & dizziness What does this mean?

I have brown eyes and there is a blue ring around the iris. My sight has weakened and I am getting several headaches & dizziness What does this mean?

Time for a vision: Check. Be sure to tell the examiner of your symptoms.Glasses may help, and if you need them anyway, get them. Your headaches and dizziness are not likely related and will require you to see your physician. Good luck.☺️ ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about blue rings around eyes?

Should I be concerned about blue rings around eyes?

Usually normal: Variant. If there is no pain, redness or blurred vision then rest assured. If the blue ring is getting bigger it could be thinning of the sclera. Take a baseline picture for comparison over time. ...Read more

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My eyes are blue and they change to green why is this? Also there is a yellow ring permantly around them, what is this also? Thanks

My eyes are blue and they change to green why is this? Also there is a yellow ring permantly around them, what is this also? Thanks

More pigment: Green eyes do tend to have slightly more pigment than blue eyes. From the question, it is difficult to tell if both eyes are turning green or just one. It would be more concerning if just one eye was turning a different color. You should probably see an eye doctor. The ring on the cornea might be arcus. It can be associated with high cholesterol so you may want to get that checked by your PCP.
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Dark brown eyes with blue ring around the pupil, what's wrong?

Dark brown eyes with blue ring around the pupil, what's wrong?

Arcus: It sounds like corneal arcus. You should have your cholesterol checked. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blue rings around brown eyes genetically.

Is it possible to have blue rings around brown eyes genetically.

Yes: Corneal arcus (arcus juvenilis in young people, arcus senilis in older than 50) occurs as cholesterol & lecithin is deposited into the peripheral cornea as limbal blood vessels deliver nutrition to the cornea. In young people it may be a sign of high serum cholesterol and it's advisable to have this checked out. A congenital disorder (Fisheye disease) is a cause that is due to an enzyme deficiency ...Read more

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Is having a blue ring in the whites of my eyes about a CM away from my pupil an issue?

Is having a blue ring in the whites of my eyes about a CM away from my pupil an issue?

Arcus?: This bluish circumferential ring in the cornea is most likely cholesterol deposition that occurs whith aging. This is Typically seen in people over 40, and more visible in brown colored eyes. If you are younger than40, you should discuss this with your family doctor who may send you to an ophthalmologist to verify, and if present, you should have a lipid panel drawn to evaluate your blood fats. ...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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Is it rare to have blue eyes with a golden ring around the pupil?

Is it rare to have blue eyes with a golden ring around the pupil?

No: Eye color is determined genetically. There is not a dangerous eye color. ...Read more

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The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? Is there a reason for this?

The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? Is there a reason for this?

Scleral thinning: As you age or if you have high myopia the sclera (white part of your eye) is thinned and the dark uveal tissue deep to it becomes more visible. The dark color of the uvea is reflected back through the sclera and the light is scattered creating a bluish appearance...just as light is scattered in the atmosphere making it blue and in the oceans (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

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 more

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I have these blue rings around my eyes and they've been there for a long time, what is it from? What causes it? And will it ever go away?

I have these blue rings around my eyes and they've been there for a long time, what is it from? What causes it? And will it ever go away?

? corneal arcus: If you are referring to the "blue ring" around the peripheral cornea, this is called corneal arcus--represents cholesterol deposition from the limbal blood vessels that normally appears in people over 40. More often visible in brown colored irises due to darker background. If you are younger than 40 and are noticing arcus, an examination by an Eye MD to verify & check lipid profile important. ...Read more

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Blue grey eyes with yellow/golden ring around pupil, what is it?

Blue grey eyes with yellow/golden ring around pupil, what is it?

New?: You may have normal irises with peripupillary color that is different than the periphery. If you are otherwise healthy and without ocular injuries, surgery, eye medication or systemic disease that results in ocular complications (diabetes, connective tissue disease) your color of your eyes is most likely normal. ...Read more

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I have very noticeable blue ring in the whites of my eyes. My mother and sister have the same issue.

I have very noticeable blue ring in the whites of my eyes. My mother and sister have the same issue.

Osteogenesis Imperfe: Blue in the whites of the eyes is, common in collagen disorders most notably Osteogenesis Imperfecti. Generally people with this have multiple fractures in there life even without trauma. It may be that you have the recessive form that has few fractures but has the blue sclera. ...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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My eyes are blue, but the ring of my iris is turning from black to purple instead of white. What could this be, should I see an optician or a doctor?

My eyes are blue, but the ring of my iris is turning from black to purple instead of white. What could this be, should I see an optician or a doctor?

Unclear: Your description is unclear, but if you're concerned about what you're seeing, particularly if your having vision changes or pain, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm recently seeing red ring around my eye And I wear contacts for almost two years now never had this problem but now I see it. I'm not sure what it is?

I'm recently seeing red ring around my eye And I wear contacts for almost two years now never had this problem but now I see it. I'm not sure what it is?

Ciliary flush: The red ring is called a ciliary flush and it is caused by inflammation in the cornea, the clear crystal over the colored part of the eye, or inside the eye. Most likely it is due to your contact lens. Try leaving out the lens and see if the ring goes away. Then check with your eye doctor so he/she can find the problem. ...Read more

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Bluish rings around brown eyes, what is this?

Bluish rings around brown eyes, what is this?

Arcus: Arcus refers to a bluish or grayish-white ring seen around the edge of the cornea, in front of the iris color. It occurs as lipids are deposited in that area, normally seen in older people. In a young person, it can be a sign of high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

Not sure what: You are asking? Contacts come clear, and there are also those that are tinted. Are you asking how to turn your green eyes blue? ...Read more

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Why are the whites of my eyes tinted blue since I'm born?

Why are the whites of my eyes tinted blue since I'm born?

Normal: If you look in an anatomy book or on Google for a picture of the structure of a human eyeball you will see that it is a complicated structure of many layers. The outermost layer is called the sclera and is white. Next inside is the choroid which is very dark blue or black. Depending on the thickness of the sclera (white layer) you may see some of the underlying choroid layer. Hence the bluish colo ...Read more

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My really dark brown eyes are turing blue from the outside in. What is this?

My really dark brown eyes are turing blue from the outside in. What is this?

Arcus: This is due to cholesterol deposits in your cornea. You need to get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more

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I recently noticed that I have green rings in the irises of my eyes. What is this?

They may be normal: Green rings in the coloration of the iris is probably normal, however; if the green rings are in the cornea (the clear part of the eye) then it could be a disease related to copper metabolism (wilsons disease) or other metabolic problems. If you are not sure an eyecare professional can determine this with a slit lamp exam and order the nessesary blood tests. ...Read more

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Why do I have rings around my iris in my eyes?

Why do I have rings around my iris in my eyes?

Arcus: The most common pattern of rings is a lipid deposit on the cornea which looks like it is upon the iris but not actually. This is benign and will not affect the health of the eye or the vision. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes always turn out blue in pictures despite them being darker in reality?

Possibly reflections: When a photo is taken of your eyes the light reflected or bent back to the camera is a function of the light in the room, the way the camera is angled, and other factors that influence the recorded color of your eyes in the picture. What you see in the mirror is a direct reflection of your eye color as you see it, so that is more likely to be the perceived color. ...Read more