Eye Care Expert Forum
Copper-colored brown ring around the pupil
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
901078_tn?1242044145
Copper-colored brown ring around the pupil
Recently, I noticed that there is a brownish copper-colored ring like formation around the pupil in the iris. What could be the cause?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
284078_tn?1282620298
It may just be normal pigmentation.of the iris. The only abnormal situation with copper discoloration of the cornea is Wilson's Disease which is associated with excessive copper levels and liver disease among other things.  It is usally seen best with an ophthalmic microscope, not with the naked eye.  In the end, without seeing you, I cannot say what you have for sure.  You would have to see an ophthalmologist in person to find out.

Michael Kutryb, MD
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Copper golden rings around cornea-  called Kayser-Fleischer rings.

They form from many causes, but the most important is copper accumulation in the body, due to Wilsons Disease.

Have an Ophthalmologist verify Kaysers, and an internist run a Wilson's screening.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1640101_tn?1300594013
A related discussion, Brown circles was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
This Forum's Experts
711220_tn?1251894727
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now