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What Cause Whites Of Eyes To Turn Dark
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more
Multiple: This can be metabolic, sinus, allergy, auto-immune disease or heredity. This also can be from multiple reasons. This needs medical evaluation to ensure that there is not something treatable. ...Read more
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
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
Allergy and genetics: Dark circles are due to the thin skin under the eyes that can let blood vessels show through as the dark circles. Allergy can make this worse. Treat any allergy problems and try cool soaks to the lids. ...Read more
Genetics and allergy: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more
Why is it I cannot see in the dark? My eyes never adjust to the dark, but I can see stars at night. What causes this?
Could be cataract: This could be an early sign of cataract. I would advise a thorough eye examination including a dilated examination of your retina. Other possibilities include poor diet with Vitamin A deficiency. Eat your carrots and green vegetables like spinach, broccoli and brussel sprouts. ...Read more
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can hel. ...Read more
Contacts: If the contacts are causing irritation in the eyes, it may induce some swelling in the eyelids which may look like bags or dark circles under the eyes. You may be noticing the bags and dark circles that are blocked by your glasses frames previously as well. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, and makeup concealers. Something dermal filler and/or laser skin treatments can help. ...Read more
Isotretinoin's list: Of potential side effects for the eye include, blurred vision, cataract, color blindness, contact lens intolerance, corneal opacity, decreased night vision, keratitis, papilloedema, photophobia, visual disturbances, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, and generalized eye irritation. Periorbital skin discoloration (dark circles) are not one of the known side effects listed by the manufacturer. ...Read more
What kind of procedure or medicine would be used for dark circles caused by blood pooling under the eyes?
Usually longer rest: Some people just have that baggy eye-pearance. I'm one of them. Sometimes people have darker regions than others. Probably the best thing to do would be slow down on the ibuprofen. Make sure you're not anemic. Take iron pills for a while. And stop the benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which you probably take to help you sleep but actually causes restlessness and poor sleep hygiene. Then start to work out. Kettle Bells! ...Read more
I have had dark circles under my eyes for many years. What causes this? I get 10-12 hrs of sleep a day (which still aren't enough)
Its the...: It's the thinness of your eyelid skin. Nothing to do about it. ...Read more
I am suffering from severe insomia and my eyes always remain puffy with dark circles. If contiues for some months can it cause organ failure?
No...: But you need to address this problem. See a PMD, get a complete eval. Meanwhile can try Ambien (zolpidem) 5-10 mg at bed time. Sleep hyzeine is important.... Sleep in time, Finish all work, shut radio, tv,Bed is for sleep...not for watching TV/talking on phone/reading book/doing paper work. Avoid day time nap. ...Read more
My 8 year old always has dark circles all the way around her eyes! What causes this? Is this normal? Should i be worried? Should she get tested?
Dark circles: She may have allergic shiners caused by nasal allergies. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes. : That is certainly possible, particularly in adolescent women. ...Read more
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