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Sclera anicteric

A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Just means: You do not have signs of high bilirubin ie the whites of your eyes are not yellow.
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Without jaundice: Anicteric sclera means no evidence of jaundice in the eyes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Scleral growth: Your description could quite a few different things. The most common would be a pinguecula which is a benign growth related to uv exposure. It could... Read More
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Probable pterygium : A growth that may occur from a "clock" perspective at either 9 or 3 o'clock positions on the white part of eye with growth towards & onto clear part i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Abnormal: The most dangerous thing would be melanoma. This deadly cancer can cause the sclera to turn black.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Jaundice: High levels of bilirubin in the blood causes the sclera to turn yellow. This needs to be evaluated by a primary care physician. Could be from cance... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Discolored sclera: Often, the sclera, or white of the eye can become thinned over time. When that happens, the underlying pigmented tissue called the choroid shows thro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Help needed: Need to diagnose whether it is conjunctivitis, epi-scleritis or true scleritis! what looks like one may be another! implications of one diagnosis dras... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not unusual: It is common for the sclera, or the white of the eye, to have pigmentation. Sometimes there are yellowish patches called pingueculae as well. If ther... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Bad idea: The sclera is the outer coat of the eye, protecting the interior and the vision. An attempt to expand the sclera would risk the vital function and to... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
White sclera: Some redness to the eyes is normal and varies from person to person. To minimize this redness, you can use over-the-counter artificial tears frequent... Read More
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