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Purple halo around brown eyes?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Arcus senilus

Really depends on your age.
Most commonly a benign condition in those over 40-45. Occasionally some metabolic and triglyceride or choletetol disorders will cause a ring at the periphery of the cornea.

In brief: Arcus senilus

Really depends on your age.
Most commonly a benign condition in those over 40-45. Occasionally some metabolic and triglyceride or choletetol disorders will cause a ring at the periphery of the cornea.
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
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