I have dark brown eyes and since I moved to Arizona I have acquired a blue ring around my iris, is this a side effect of being sunlight sensitive?
Will I go blind or should I be concerned about my eyesight?
I would recommend that you see an eyeMD to determine whether this represents a condition called arcus, in which cholesterol deposits in the cornea or maybe, other diagnoses. Depending on your age, this may be a normal finding or associated with elevated cholesterol.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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