I have always had brown eyes with no other colors mixed in. Lately I have noticed, and others have also told me, that I have bluish rings around both irises of my brown eyes. Could this be a sign of naturally aging eyes (I am a 62 yr old female) or can it be a symptom of something more serious?
Yes, add rings to the list of things that indicate aging such as gray hair, larger waistlines and reading glasses. It's called an "arcus" of the cornea. It sometimes is associated with high blood cholesterol (its actually clolesterol deposited at the level of the end of Bowman's membrane of the cornea). It is not any sort of a visual problem and is not deposited in the part of the cornea you actually see through.
If you have not had a lipid profile of your blood drawn after an 8-14 hour fast, you should do so.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.