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Dr. Dan B.
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THERE IS A WHITE CIRCLE AROUND THE BROWN CENTER OF MY EYE,

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THERE IS A WHITE CIRCLE AROUND THE BROWN CENTER OF MY EYE, IS THIS A PROBLEM THAT IS DEVELOPING OR DOES IT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY SYSTEM (SUCH AS MY BLOOD) MY AGE IS 68 YEARS, AT PRESENT I WEAR GLASSES AND I HAVE THE LOSS OF MY LEFT EYE.(ACCIDENT) THE SIGHT OF THIS EYE IS FAIRLY GOOD, ABIT RED AT TIMES,AND I HAVE SEEN AN OPTHALMOLIGIST WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS. WHATS WITH THE WHITE CIRCLE?
JOHN E.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. The white circle is deposition of cholesterol and lipids in the outer portion of the cornea. This is a very common sign seen in people as they age. It is usually nothing to worry about unless there is no sign of it on the other eye. If that is the case, then it may be the eye without this white ring may have poor blood flow to that eye.

 

But otherwise, it is usually nothing to worry about as far as the eyes are concerned, but it does suggest a possible increased cholesterol in the blood so if you don't have a medical history of high cholesterol, this is something you should get checked out.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
THANK YOU SINCERELY......................JOHN
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
You're welcome.