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A 46-year-old member asked:

What cause the sclera turn brown?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Rare issue: In 25 years of specialty practice I have never seen this in caucasian race except in rare cases of conjunctival nevi. Much more common in blacks who can develop progressive conjunctival melanosis which should be addressed by eye physician.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

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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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please answer! what would cause the sclera to turn gray?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Several options: Greyness can come about from use of silver containing medications or cosmetics. It can also be due to thinness of the sclera which allows the underlying black lining of the eye to show through. Check with your ophthalmologist to see why this has happened if this is your eye.
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