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Gray spots on sclera

A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Sometimes melanin pigment deposits can give appearance of graying. This is normal. In older age grey plaque in sclera are normal. If your sclera is p ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
No: common enough and is called scleral melanocytosis the melanocytes are the skin cells that add color to the skin and this can happen in the eyes also ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Just like our skin the sclera can have pigment changes as well. These changes may or may not change over the course of your child's life. It does no ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xa ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Hard to say...: These could be congenital ares of pigmentation or something more serious. Are they new or have they been there as long as you remember? See your eye d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatol ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pingueculum: The most common spot seen on the eye is a whitish to yellowish spot on the nasal or temporal side of the cornea - a normal structure termed a pinguecu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Brushfield spots: Brushfield spots are a collection of bits of connective tissue seen frequently in children with downs syndrome but is also seen in normal children.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Venous lakes: Blue spots on the lips are usually caused by dilated small veins.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholester ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
White spot: Based on the description, it sounds like you are having an issue in your cornea. This can be a sign of something serious so you need to see an eye do ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Black dots: Black dots on the white of the eye can be many issues. Causes include foreign bodies, nevii, congenital pigmentation, oculodermal melanosis, topical ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Hard to say: Without examination, it is hard to say what you are referring to , see your eye doctor.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Varied: Not having the ability to examine you will make it impossible to say with any certainty what could be wrong. White spots could be anything from benign ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
May be yeast: Would go to a dermatologist as may be a non dangerous yeast infection easily removed.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It is hard to diagnose skin lesions without seeing them . Your best bet is to see your family physician and let him/her make a diagnosis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
A few possible cause: Blocked pores, like whiteheads, folliculitis, warts, molluscum contagiosum come to mind.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
18 years experience Dermatology
Depends: One of the most common cause is sebaceous hyperplasia which is a benign overgrowth of a glad on the face . They are usually small and raised. Another ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
43 years experience General Practice
Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be help ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinguecula: These are normal structures on either side of the colored part of the eye. They are the eyes response to environmental wind, light and dust. Most su ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably normal: Grey spots on the sclera (white of the eye) are usually areas of thinning of the eye wall, which is common with age. This thinning allows the pigmente ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience Endodontics
White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth could result from excessive Fluoride intake, nutrition and genetics among many other reasons. These white spots represent areas o ... Read More
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