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Orange Eyes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 12, 2006
  • 01:11 PM

I have a patch of orange skin just above and a little on both my eyelids. I have mentioned it to my doctor, but he says nothing, can anyone help me please? It is embarassing and it looks alot brighter if I am outside in natural light. I want to get rid of it, but first I need to know what it is.
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  • I also have a small bright orange patch above both eylids which is even more embarrassing as I am a man! My wife today said I look like Carmen Miranda in the daylight and she suspects liver problems, but I've not been able to find anything else about this so far.
    damcqueen 2 Replies
    • October 24, 2006
    • 07:47 PM
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  • Well I hope for you it's not liver problems....anyways I know the feeling..my bf always calls me orange eyes. I was actually at the doctors last week and she noticed the orange ( I didn't even bring it up) she asked me if I had my cholesterol checked that she thinks the colouring might have something to do with my cholesterol. So she gave me the paper to bring to the lab to get it checked, I haven't gone yet I have been really busy and I know you can't have anything to drink or eat for 12 -14 hours so I have to prepare myself. For sure when I find out something about it, if thats what the orange is caused by I will let you know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 02:50 PM
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  • Thanks for getting back on that. Cholesterol is a new one to me, but I don't think that's very likely in my case as I had lots of blood tests last year when I went in for an operation on my arm. Liver problems are possible but apparently that is usually shown by the whites of the eyes going yellow and there are no other symptoms of cirrosis etc. Another site I checked mentioned a similar problem that cleared up as mysteriously as it appeared, but in my case I've had it for a couple of years and there's no sign of it going away any time soon. Do let me know what the doctors think might be the cause as I'm looking forward to clearing up this odd puzzle! All the best, David McQueen
    damcqueen 2 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 09:24 PM
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  • I do not want to alarm anybody but would suggest you go to the doctor and get your ferritin levels checked, this possibly may be a sign of hemochromatosis a common genetic iron loading disorder easily treatable but very damaging if left untreated. I know of someone suffering from this condition who has such colouring on their eyelids. I am not a doctor and of course there may be other causes (saw a link with lymphoma somewhere online) and I may be wrong but get your ferritin checked anyway at least you can rule it in or out. All it takes is a simple blood test. Best of luck From a well wisher.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 04:26 PM
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  • I have this also, would love to know what it is.
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  • I have this also, would love to know what it is.Me too - I have had one above my left eye which has increased in size over 10 years and recently a smaller one is appearing above my right eye ~ I have brought it to the attention of the doctor and he said it could be cholesterol but my score was 3.5 and he didn't mention it again.I know this thread is quite old but did you ever find out what it is?Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2010
    • 05:03 PM
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  • It is cholestoral ~ He has given me some orange tablets to match my orange eyes ~ it doesn't get rid of it but stops it getting any worse, where surgery may be required.......
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  • And here I was thinking I was the only one who's got it. I've had an orange colour just below my eyebrow, above my eyelid for about 5 years now. It may have been longer, I'm not sure. But Maybe no more than that. I don't know what it is, I don't know what caused it and no-one seems to know if it's a serious problem, or just weird. As a bloke, it's just weird.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2011
    • 02:01 AM
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  • Hello everyoneI have the same problem om both my eyes, and people keep saying why you wearing orange limenensence make up on your eyes, looks like a tin line but it burn when i touch it. Maybe i should just get blood test done and see what it is. Getting worried hope its not something to do with my kidneys.
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  • I have the same orange spot above my eyes. I looked for it on the internet and saw this picture looking exactly what I have. It is called OPS (Orange Palbebral spots). I had my cholesterol checked, but that was perfectly ok. I heard some people say it has to do with gluten and Celiac. So I wanna take a test for Celiac. They also said it disappeared with this diet....so hopefully it will go away then.
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  • I have a patch of orange skin just above and a little on both my eyelids. I have mentioned it to my doctor, but he says nothing, can anyone help me please? It is embarassing and it looks alot brighter if I am outside in natural light. I want to get rid of it, but first I need to know what it is.ThanksIt is most likely related to high cholesterol. I have had them for over 15 yrs and when I ask the dermatologist she says there is nothing she can do. I'm hoping some one else has a better answer.
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  • I have a patch of orange skin just above and a little on both my eyelids. I have mentioned it to my doctor, but he says nothing, can anyone help me please? It is embarassing and it looks alot brighter if I am outside in natural light. I want to get rid of it, but first I need to know what it is.ThanksHi all concerned,Thanks for your imput/sharing.For a long time, I felt pretty alone with this orange symptom: orange areas in the skin between my eyebrow and eyelid (brow bone area),medial to the center of the eye towards my nose, yet still above my eye. Comes and goes.When I was studying at Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, Giovanni Maciocia, an Italian who at that time lived in England,was giving a continuing education seminar in Santa Barbara on an aspect of Chinese Medicine . During a break I asked him what might be causing the"orange" symptom. He said "Spleen Qi Deficiency". This doesn't mean something is wrong with the anatomical Spleen. The "Spleen" in Chinese Medicine means both the Spleen and Pancreas as organs, plus the combination of the energy pathway going through the Spleen and all the other places the meridian goes, and all the functions of that energy system . ( It is the western world that calls that energy path the "Spleen" meridian, not the Chinese who refer to it as Foot Taiyin. Foot because since it starts in the big toe. Taiyin means Lesser yin. When the arms are raised high, all Yin meridians travel from earth towards heaven/sky. / Note also that there are "Spleen" meridians on both sides of the body, and only 1 spleen which is on the left side of a person. ) Anyway, this functional portion of human energy is involved with the transformation and transport of fluids, including digested matter and blood.Interesting thing is that over the last 7 years I have developed other "Spleen Qi Deficiency" symptoms which I am finally getting around to addressing. I will try to remember to drop you all a line If the orange patches stop reappearing after I have taken appropriate Chinese herbs, and utilizing acupuncture, for a while, So as to not embarrass myself by including my other symptoms, you can google Spleen Qi Deficiency (or Spleen Qi Xu which is the Chinese word for Deficiency) to find the symptom complex to see if you have some of the symptoms.Sincerely, Kate
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