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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I just did a self portrait and noticed that the color around

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I just did a self portrait and noticed that the color around the pupil area seems to be fading. I know this isn't accurate, but it's like the black is bleeding into the colored area. the pattern is somewhat irregular but it's happening in both eyes. I don't have any specific vision problems. I am type II diabetic (controlled via meds) and 57 yo male

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

can you upload the pictures using the paperclip on your screen?

Customer:

yes

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Dr. Rick :

Nice picture. Excellent focus. I was able to enlarge it and closely examine your pupils

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Rick :

You can see the unbrella light thing reflected in your eyes..

Customer:

I'm a wanna be photographer

Dr. Rick :

But, enough about the quality of your photographic techniques :)

Dr. Rick :

What you are seeing is nothing to worry about.....

Customer:

Well that's good to know. Is it just an age related thing?

Dr. Rick :

That darker color around the edge of your pupil is perfectly normal and not a sign of any sort of pathology

Dr. Rick :

While it may or may not be from aging, it is something that I see every day in my office. It just is....if you get what I mean....

Dr. Rick :

Absolutely normal.

Dr. Rick :

It is not a sign of diabetic eye disease or anything like that.

Customer:

ok, thanks. Thats exactly was my concern

Customer:

You were a big help, thanks

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Have a good evening.

Dr. Rick :

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer:

you too.

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