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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
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
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
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
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
My 13 year old has had for 3 days these thin long elevated lines over and under her eyes , they're reddish pink purple and shes definetly not hight ?
Shiners: Is her nose stuffy? These can be allergic shiners and can happen with nasal allergies if she has nasal congestion. ...Read more
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
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
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