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what does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Blue sclera: The most common reason the whites of your eyes (sclera) are blue is because there are areas of the sclera that are thinner than others. In those spots, the underlying pigmented tissue of the inside of the eye shows through and it gives those areas a bluish grey color. Rarely, these spots can be associated with eye problems, so if you're concerned or having other symptoms, then see your eye md.

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A 66-year-old male asked:

I have brown eyes but I have bluish gray circles around them what is this from?

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Dr. John Weeks
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Arcus senilis: Without seeing your eyes, the most likely cause of a ring in an older individual would be this condition. A less likely, but important condition to check would be kayser-fleischer ring, which is a sign of copper build-up due to wilson's disease. Get an eye exam to be sure.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of that grey film over the eyes when a person faints?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
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Decreased blood flow: Fainting often can be the result of decreased blood flow to the brain. As the carotid arteries enter the skull, the first branches from them are actually to the eyes. Decreased blood flow to the eyes can result in a "greying out" of the vision. It occurs because the retinal and optic nerve tissues are not getting enough oxygen.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does having gray eyes mean?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Nothing: It is an uncommon color but has no relationship to any diseases of the eyes.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Pull from muscles: This is typically seen in older patients at the insertion of the eyeball muscles--just a thinning of the white sclera over the other eye structures.
A male asked:

I am 21 I have some greyish in both eyes on the white portion above circles. What is it is it. Normal??

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Dr. William Schmidt
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Probably nothing: Ask your doctor to look at your eyes. I think he will advise to do nothing else.

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