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A 47-year-old member asked:

can you do anything about a thinning sclera?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Find the cause: Many people start having brownish blue spots on their sclera from aging. This is a normal mild thinning process. However in rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen vascular diseases you get pathological thinning of sclera. Should have your family doctor check you for those diseases.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I keep sclera white?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Discover cause: If the white of the eye is other than white, problems ranging from allergy all the way to liver failure could be the problem. Mopping up the water on the floor doesn't stop the leak! if the problem lingers or worsens, get checked by an eyemd. Diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment!
A 47-year-old member asked:

What could cause a pigmentation in sclera?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 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 without having oi.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have black sclera?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Unlikely: The sclera can become grey from repeated use of silver containing solutions and the sclera may get sort of blue in color from a few inherited issues and chronic inflammation of the eye. True blackness could only happen from the extremely rare spread of a melanoma but that would only be at the site of the tumor.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What could this brown splotch on my sclera be?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Darkness: This could be pigment or dried blood. You should see your ophthalmologist to make sure.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to get white sclera again?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
See an eye doctor: As we age the clear tissue that covers the sclera is exposed to the environment and like the rest of our body undergoes aging changes. These changes include pigmentary changes, increase in size of blood vessels, and slight darkening of the conjunctiva when compared to the part of eye under the lids. To rule out disease see an eye doctor. Avoid abuse of drops to.

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