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Really bad pinkish-purplish discolorations under eyes. Only 17! what could it be?

Really bad pinkish-purplish discolorations under eyes. Only 17! what could it be?

Allergies: Allergies and heredity can be the cause. The skin below the eye is very thin and in some the blood vessels are close to the surface giving the appearance of the dark circles under the eyes. Rest, cool soaks can help but cannot completely get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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I have red skin discoloration in outer corners of eyes. Also, purplish-red near tear ducts (skin). Why? From sinus infection? What can I do for it?

I have red skin discoloration in outer corners of eyes. Also, purplish-red near tear ducts (skin). Why? From sinus infection? What can I do for it?

Possible infection: Redness of the skin around the eyes is typically from things like blepharitis, a type of inflammation of the eyelids, or from allergies. Rubbing the eyes can also cause the redness. The cause also depends on any other symptoms like itching, dryness, or discharge. A sinus infection would rarely cause the redness you describe. In any case you should visit your eye doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My son has a purple dot on his eye ball?

My son has a purple dot on his eye ball?

See an eye doctor: Better to be safe. Have your son examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist who is trained to diagnose such conditions. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the only people with purple eyes are albino?

Is it really the case that the only people with purple eyes are albino?

Yes and No: No: special contact lenses can mimick a purple eye. Now without contact lenses, yes, albino's lack iris pigment. If it is severe it looks more red than purple. Yes. Incomplete albinos can have purplish irides, because of transmission of light into the eye and reflecting from retina which is red is filtered by partial albinos as purple. ...Read more

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Purple halo around brown eyes?

Purple halo around brown eyes?

Lipid (Fat) Deposits: Although this ring may look purple in people with brown eyes it is actually opaque white/grey. It is caused by lipid (fat) deposits around the periphery of the cornea. It is called arcus senilis. It is a benign finding and occurs commonly but in certain patients can rarely indicate elevated cholesterol and if asymmetric can indicate narrow blood vessels. ...Read more

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How can I remove purple marks under my eyes?

How can I remove purple marks under my eyes?

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more