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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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Really bad dark circles (appears black, not purple) around eyes/extended down near ears so looks like a mask. Brown skinned. Had problem for years?

Really bad dark circles (appears black, not purple) around eyes/extended down near ears so looks like a mask. Brown skinned. Had problem for years?

Melasma?: A centrofacial malar or mandibular distribution of muddy brown to Grey hyper pigmentation. Go to a Dermatologist for treatment options. The goal of the treatment is to fade the existing hyper pigmentation and prevent further pigmentation. There are many treatments available. ...Read more

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What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

See your doctor: You have too many conditions happening at the same time to be able to address them here, without having a physical examination done by your doctor. It sounds like it's time to be seen for your annual physical, and to address these concerns with her/him. After the exam, s/he will know what other tests to order. You may want to have your vitamin d3, and micronutrient level checked as well. ...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

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Why do I see bright purple light with eyes closed?

Why do I see bright purple light with eyes closed?

Afterimage: Groups of receptors in the retina modify the signal they send to the brain when looking at the same image for a while. They may even send an opposite signal as they balance the inputs for maximum vision. Looking at a yellow light will often cause a purple afterimage for a few minutes. It is harmless. Enjoy the show. ...Read more

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What causes me to be black/purple color under my eyes?

What causes me to be black/purple color under my eyes?

Many diff causes: Difficult to answer without more information. If you are having this discoloration under your eyes without any injury or trauma, it could be related to blood clotting issues. My advice is to visit your medical doctor for an exam and some lab tests and your eye doctor to check for any further bleeding issues within your eye. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What to do if i see a bright purple light with eyes closed?

What to do if i see a bright purple light with eyes closed?

After-image: It is not uncommon if you have been staring at a computer screen for periods of time to see a purple after-image when you close your eyes. Similarly, if you have been outside and looking in the direction of the sun that you will see an after-image. Almost any light source can generate such an after-image and the after image will be brighter with brighter lights and longer viewing times. ...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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Sarahs eyes are always purple and the veins are very visible.

Sarahs eyes are always purple and the veins are very visible.

Could be normal: I am not certain what your question is. Eye color varies widely, as does how prominent any person's eye vessels may be. As always, if there is a concern about an abnormality, an eye doctor visit can be very helpful. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of those dark purple circles around my eyes?

How do I get rid of those dark purple circles around my eyes?

Decongestants: The blood from the face drains alongside the nose as it flows back to the heart; if there is a lot of nasal congestion, this puts pressure on the veins, and the blood backs up. The skin under the eyes is so thin that you can actually see this pooling of blood. Relieving the congestion opens up the blood flow, and the dark circles go away. See an allergist if otc decongestants don't help. ...Read more

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I have very dark purple blue under eyes, even with more sleep, help!?

I have very dark purple blue under eyes, even with more sleep, help!?

Need better sleep: Being unconscious is not the same as sleeping well. The problem could with the quality of your sleep. If you don't feel rested after 8 or more hours of sleep, you may have a sleep disorder that is fragmenting your sleep. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyes and knees are both purple. How to make it unseen?

What can I do if my eyes and knees are both purple. How to make it unseen?

Purple knees and eye: There are couple of disease associated with purple knees. See your pcp as well as your eyemd to be sure there is nothing else going on first. ...Read more