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I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?

I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?

Eye color change: If you are using certain glaucoma eyedrops, such as latanoprost or travatan, the eye color may change. If you have certain diseases, the eye color may change. If the iris is changing color, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...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 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

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My brother has a bright red squiggly line coming from the bottom of his eye towards his pupil (not yet touching). Eye isn't irritated, otherwise normal?

My brother has a bright red squiggly line coming from the bottom of his eye towards his pupil (not yet touching). Eye isn't irritated, otherwise normal?

Blood vessel: Your description sounds like a conjunctival blood vessel that is a normal constituent of the eyes outer moist coat. They tend to become more visible with aging and ocular irritations, like dryness, allergies, infections and exposures. Unless this is a brand new suddenly developing or worsening observance, I would suggest monitoring for change. Artificial tears are a soothing solution for many. ...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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There's this girl always rubbing in her eye color to my face I want eyes that are grey not brown she calls them poop colored any idea how to change eye?

There's this girl always rubbing in her eye color to my face I want eyes that are grey not brown she calls them poop colored any idea how to change eye?

Don't be bullied: Please don't ever feel like you have to change yourself because of someone bullying you. Many people think brown eyes are great or even the best color. Often people insult others because of their own insecurity

if you do decide you want a different eye color, i'd suggest seeing an optometrist or ophthalmologist to see if your eyes will handle contacts--different brands of colored contacts exist. ...Read more

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Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Sun damage: It sounds like you have pinguecula. It caused by sun UV ray. It sometimes can get inflame 2/2 dry eye, irritation, allergy or more sun exposure. Pls use tear drops and avoid sun by wearing UV AB protected sunglasses. ...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 got hit in the eye with a volleyball and now I have a grey spot in my peripheral. Should I be worried?

I got hit in the eye with a volleyball and now I have a grey spot in my peripheral. Should I be worried?

See a doctor today: There can be different reasons for the spot in your vision, such as inflammation and swelling in the front or back of the eye, a retinal problem, as well as others. This is not something that you should try to let resolve itself. See an eye doctor immediately; they can properly diagnose and treat your vision very rapidly. ...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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What's wrong with my eyes? They've been like this for 6 months. There's like a grayish greenish circle around my pupil. It itchs and turns red. It hurts a lot when I try to wear my contacts so I don't wear them. I have been to 5 doctors and none of their ey

What's wrong with my eyes? They've been like this for 6 months. There's like a grayish greenish circle around my pupil. It itchs and turns red. It hurts a lot when I try to wear my contacts so I don't wear them. I have been to 5 doctors and none of their ey

There: There are many possible causes for the pain and discomfort in your eyes. It is certainly advisable to not wear your contact lenses until your have an answer and all your symptoms have resolved completely.

My advice is to seek care from an ophthalmologist in your area. If you have already seen a general ophthalmologist, the next step would be to find a cornea specialist. The american academy of ophthalmology's website has a "find an eye md" feature that can help you: http://www. Aao. Org/find_eyemd. Cfm. ...Read more

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I have IIH and last night I saw a faint white string across my vision field. Everything was tinted grey, too. Pupils grew and shrank fast, eyes hurt.

I have IIH and last night I saw a faint white string across my vision field. Everything was tinted grey, too. Pupils grew and shrank fast, eyes hurt.

Migraine: This was a migraine phenomenom, which you are prone to with your condition. Did you have a headache following? If you are having repeated flashing lights, you need an eye exam to make sure you don't have a retinal injury or increased pressure in your eye ball. ...Read more

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Whites of eyes have developed gray/blue tint, more noticeable in right eye but present in both. Recent eye exam, no issues found. Is this a concern?

Whites of eyes have developed gray/blue tint, more noticeable in right eye but present in both. Recent eye exam, no issues found. Is this a concern?

Thin sclerae: You may have thin sclera in both eyes. The color of the deeper layers is dark and when the outer white part is thin the darker layers show through and look bluish. ...Read more

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Before sleeping. Closed my eyes. Saw some light near corner of eye. As if someone was pointing a light towards me. It was dim except st lights were on, facing window, kitchen lights were on, too?

Before sleeping. Closed my eyes. Saw some light near corner of eye. As if someone was pointing a light towards me. It was dim except st lights were on, facing window, kitchen lights were on, too?

Do not worry: People ofter perceive usual sensations while falling asleep.
Unrelated to your question:
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have amrd wet in left eye for last 6 months. Recently there is flickering most of time in both eyes at a tiny spot up towards eyebrows (12 o'clock)?

See your doc: A "flickering" in the upper peripheral vision could be related to wet amd, but it's unlikely. Wet amd usually affects the central vision. I would be concerned about possible retinal tear or detachment with what you describe. I would see your retina specialist asap. ...Read more

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Heavy pressure like feeling under eye. Happens more towards the end of the day. Days are ok. Got eyes checked everything ok. Runny nose mornings

Heavy pressure like feeling under eye. Happens more towards the end of the day. Days are ok. Got eyes checked everything ok. Runny nose mornings

? Rhinosinusitis: I.e. inflammation of the nasal cavity/sinuses, can cause such symptoms, kindly see your doctor again or an ENT specialist, you may need a CT scan of your sinuses, meanwhile, saline nasal washes would help, pain killers and decongestants too, but read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more

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I have dry eyes, the color of my irises have been getting lighter, and I have thick saliva which is making me sick. My symptoms are: dry eyes, one that has redness spots toward the bottom which will not go away. A lot of eye crust when I wake up in the mo

I have dry eyes, the color of my irises have been getting lighter, and I have thick saliva which is making me sick. My symptoms are: dry eyes, one that has redness spots toward the bottom which will not go away. A lot of eye crust when I wake up in the mo

You: You have a wide variety of symptoms and I'm not sure that they are all related. Dry eys are common and simple otc artificial tears may do the trick. I encourage you to see your primary care doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated for your other symptoms. ...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?

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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Had 24/7 pain at zygomatic region (1" toward ear at corner of eye) for 3 months.?

Had 24/7 pain at zygomatic region (1" toward ear at corner of eye) for 3 months.?

Temporal pain: No diagnosis can honestly be made for your symptoms without an exam. Please see your primary care physician. ...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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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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Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball. Do I yank them?

Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball. Do I yank them?

Yes: If this is a condition that happens frequently you should see an eye surgeon. There are several procedures which can be done depending on the cause of the lashes growing which can be done to permanently improve this condition. ...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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I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?

I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?

Get checked: May have been an ocular migraine, but another possibility is amaurosis fugax, related to impairment of blood supply and possibly associated with increased risk of stroke. You should have a dilated eye exam, screening for blood pressure/cholesterol and possibly additional testing such as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries. ...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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What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have developed piplopia. The effected eye is my left one, looking toward my nose. What physical eye excercise can I attempt to improve it?

I have developed piplopia. The effected eye is my left one, looking toward my nose. What physical eye excercise can I attempt to improve it?

Not that simple: Acquired esotropia needs a workup to rule out serious conditions: sixth nerve palsy, thyroid, myasthenia, duane's, only with an accurate diagnosis could a treatment plan be developed. Seek the expert, a pediatric ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more