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A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
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/cholesterol issues in young patients.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
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 pigmented tissues beneath the sclera to show through, which gives this grey appearance. However, areas of increased pigmentation (usually brown or black) can indicate a risk for cancer or pre-cancer on the surface of the eye, so get an eye exam to be sure.
Last updated Jul 25, 2019
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