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Will my eye color change to paler as I age?

Will my eye color change to paler as I age?

Arcus sinalis: All of us as we get old near the limbus (edge of the cornea) over the clear part of our eye, we get deposits that make the clear part turn white. That makes our iris color less obvious and pale. Also as we get old our iris atrophy and gets thinner with less pigment on it. ...Read more

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Are most African-American babies born with pale, light-skin, like myself? Does this very light skin color change and can it change to very dark skin?

Are most African-American babies born with pale, light-skin, like myself?  Does this very light skin color change and can it change to very dark skin?

Not necessarily. : African - American babies are not necessarily light skin at birth. They are more closer to their parental skin complexion and do not get darker as they grow. If a baby is light skinned, there might be light skinned individuals in the family, which is genetic but if the baby's mucous membranes are pale, he or she should be evaluated for anemia ( low hemoglobin ). ...Read more

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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?

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

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The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? is there a reason for this?

The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? is there a reason for this?

Scleral thinning: As you age or if you have high myopia the sclera (white part of your eye) is thinned and the dark uveal tissue deep to it becomes more visible. The dark color of the uvea is reflected back through the sclera and the light is scattered creating a bluish appearance...just as light is scattered in the atmosphere making it blue and in the oceans (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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What causes a person to develop a pale blue film over their eye?

What causes a person to develop a pale blue film over their eye?

No clue: I have no idea, and i'm an ophthalmologist. I suggest you get it checked out right away. It is probably something common but your description does not sound like something normal. See an ophthalmologist asap. Good luck and sorry doctors on ht couldn't be much help. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to be pale coloured?

Many reasons: Pale eye color could be normal. If how ever you are having yellow tint you should get examine by your eye and general doctor. ...Read more

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What causes white bags under the eyes? Under my eyes I have really pale white bags, they are especially noticable in the morning.

What causes white bags under the eyes? Under my eyes I have really pale white bags, they are especially noticable in the morning.

Sinus or allergies: Clear or pale bags are usually from sinus issues or allergies. Worse in the morning, then as you stand up and walk around, gravity pulls the fluid out and they flatten a little. ...Read more

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For my entire adult life i've had pale circles under my eyes. It is most noticeable when i'm flushed or tanned. What could cause this?

For my entire adult life i've had pale circles under my eyes. It is most noticeable when i'm flushed or tanned. What could cause this?

Variable skin color: Your description sounds like a variation of normal skin coloration. If this bothers you, try makeup concealer or laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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The front of my baby's eyes are fine but the back the nerve is detached they said pale and thin can this be fixed they said a a word but not sure what?

The front of my baby's eyes are fine but the back the nerve is detached they said pale and thin can this be fixed they said a a word but not sure what?

Need evaluation: Your baby needs a thorough evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist in conjunction with a pediatrician. Also you need to talk to the doctors and get a better understanding of this problem. ...Read more

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My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?

My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?

Not possible: I am sorry to say that this is a congenital failure of optic nerve development and cannot be improved. I am sure that the nerve is not detached; it probably is maldeveloped and atrophic. The residual vision depends upon how much of the nerve remains and whether the eye is normally developed at the end of the nerve. ...Read more

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My friends skin turned pale she has baggy eyes and shes shaking badly what could be wrong with her?

My friends skin turned pale she has baggy eyes and shes shaking badly what could be wrong with her?

Friend: More information would be helpful such as: is she on any medications/has a fever. Get your friend to an md for a diagnosis now. Could be anything from flu to? Please get her to an md. ...Read more

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I feel uncomfortable because I am always dizzy and if i look at the mirror, my eyes too pale but my blood is normal. What could it be?

I feel uncomfortable because I am always dizzy and if i look at the mirror, my eyes too pale but my blood is normal. What could it be?

See below: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Is slight pale yellow only on the inner corner white on both eyes normal?

Is slight pale yellow only on the inner corner white on both eyes normal?

Yes: You are probably observing a deposit termed a pingueculum - sort of a callus of the eye - a normal growth which protects this usually open part of the eye against wind, dust and uv light. It has a yellow tint, can vary in size and is highlighted if the eye gets red or irritated. This is a normal feature of eyes in the middle years. ...Read more

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Why do most people get dark circles under their eyes when they are tired, but mine get extremely pale?

Why do most people get dark circles under their eyes when they are tired, but mine get extremely pale?

Blood flow: Dark circles are often caused by enlarged blood vessels under the skin, you pale lids may have constricted blood vessels. Many things can cause these changes such as poor sleep, allergies and even genetic tendencies. ...Read more

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Is it normal that when most people are tired they get dark circles under their eyes, but mine get extremely pale?

Is it normal that when most people are tired they get dark circles under their eyes, but mine get extremely pale?

Thicker skin: Those with thinner skin below the eyes, tend to show dark circles easily, those with thicker skin , mask the blood vessels that lie underneath. ...Read more

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I always get told I look sick. I'm pale and have dark eye sockets. Why and what can I do to help? I'm sick of feeling/looking ill

See your doctor: Have some bloodwork done to evaluate for simple things such as anemia, kidney/liver/thyroid problems. Are you sleeping? ...Read more