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What could cause a blue halo to form around my once dark brown eyes?

What could cause a blue halo to form around my once dark brown eyes?

Cholesterol : You may have high cholesterol and /or triglyceride levels that result in this blue halo appearance of your cornea, but only a blood test for these could tell you for sure. This deposition however is normal usually particularly if you are female or males over 40 years old. In darker races with brown eyes, it appears more whitish- blue and is easier to see. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a blue halo around my once dark brown eyes?

Is there anything that can cause a blue halo around my once dark brown eyes?

Arcus: What you describe is likely arcus formation. It is a clouding of the outer rim of the cornea that can give a bluish appearance. It can be seen with age or in patients with high cholesterol. ...Read more

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My child's eyes are blue, but one is very dark and one very light. What could cause this?

My child's eyes are blue, but one is very dark and one very light. What could cause this?

Heterochromia: What you are describing is a condition called heterochromia, which simply means "different color." there are a number of causes of this relatively rare condition. It is certainly something to bring up with your pediatrician if they haven't already mentioned it. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003319.htm. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes?

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Thin skin: The skin of the lower eyelids is the thinnest skin of the body and the dark circles are just seeing your own capillary blood supply through the skin. They frequently are a familial trait. There is no known effective treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles around the eyes?

What causes dark circles around the eyes?

Dark Circles: Allergies are the most common cause of this - sinusitis can also cause dark circles. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under your eyes?

What causes dark circles under your eyes?

Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan). ...Read more

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What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

Common problem: The skin is thin in that area and if there is extra weight on your body or gravity has been especially hard on you, the skin can thin out a little and the veins underneath can given an appearance of darkness. Heredity plays a role as well. If these are prominent, especially with under eye bags, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Vasodilation of: vessels/veins, congestion of lymphatic fluid usually from subclinical delayed response food sensitivity or allergens casing also mile lower lid buldging. Also too much dietary salt, tomato based foods can add to this. Thru your skin it appears dark, but it's the way the vessels appear under skin. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles to form under the eyes?

Multiple: This can be metabolic, sinus, allergy, auto-immune disease or heredity. This also can be from multiple reasons. This needs medical evaluation to insure that there is not something treatable. ...Read more

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Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Pull from muscles: This is typically seen in older patients at the insertion of the eyeball muscles--just a thinning of the white sclera over the other eye structures. ...Read more