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What causes a blue sclera in infants?

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Thin sclera: The layer under the sclera is called the choroid and is darkly pigmented. In infants (and old people) the sclera can be thin and the dark pigment shows through. Alternatively, it could be a nevus (blue nevus of ota) in which case you need to have it checked out since it can be associated with other conditions.

Answered 6/11/2013


Dr. Barry Bergman answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Vessles: The thinness of the layers of the eye allow the hue of the blood vessels below to be seen and therefore the blue sclera.

Answered 8/7/2013



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