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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, around my son's eyes they are purplish, they always have beeb but today looks more purple than usual and he looks very pale?
Somewhat vague: But obviously concerning enough to you and should be examined by his pediatrician. More medical history on your son in addition to an exam and possibly other testing may be necessary to sort out those concerns. Parents know their children best and their concerns need to be taken very seriously. ...Read more
Can amox/clav cause purple around the eyes? I am taking it again for sinus as before i got purple around my eyes. On my 4th day
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have noticed purple/blue discoloration at the corner of the whites of both my eyes. No pain involved. Is this normal?
Picture: Can you provide a picture? This maybe normal, but some conditions can cause discoloration of the sclera. ...Read more
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