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Gray Spots On Sclera Kids
My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.
Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more
No: Sometimes melanin pigment deposits can give appearance of graying. This is normal. In older age grey plaque in sclera are normal. If your sclera is progressively getting grey it may be thinning due to "collagen vascular diseases. You must see an ophthalmologist that then will refer you to a rheumatologist for more workup & diagnosis if necessary. ...Read more
Common enough and is called scleral melanocytosis
the melanocytes are the skin cells that add color to the skin and this can happen in the eyes also
see an opthalmologist if you are concerned, but is not a problem ...Read more
My 2 year old has 2-3 small grey/blue spots on his sclera in both eyes since born, will he grow out of it? Was told common and ok, but I worry
I hv at least two grayish black spots on the sclera of my right eye. I'm not sure if they are pigmentation or something more serious. How to know?
Eye exam: To discover what these are, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Helppp... My left eye has been irritated for two days now... I noticed white/gray spots on my iris near my pupil and the white part of my eye is pink.
Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?
It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea. ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Normal variant: Need more info. How long has it been present? Getting bigger? Any vision changes? Most of the time these are not worrisome. Would need to see it to diagnose. ...Read more
Gray spot in vision right eye. 2 days ago the spot only flashed. Now, it is a spot that covers my vision. Retinal tear/detachment? Or more serious?
See an eye doctor: Many retinal diseases can be the cause of your symptom. You should see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more
For a week now, I've had blurry vision in my left eye, and for a couple days now, there is a gray spot that I can't see past. Should I see a doctor?
My 5 year old has dark spots in the white of her eye they seem to be grey and blackish color and round. What could this be?
Usually normal: They are usually a normal occurrence from development and considered normal. Rarely they are something else. An ophthalmologist can differentiate. ...Read more
Hi. I just noticed some grey spots on my 3 1/2 year old daughter's white of the eye- and only on one eye. She is 1/4 black and 3/4 Caucasian.
Most are not serious: Most of the dark spots noticed on the white part of the eye are due to the same thing that causes freckles or darker spots on the skin. There are rarer occasions where these could be due to more serious conditions and so it would be good to have your child's doctor look at them at the next visit and if they change in size or color suddenly then referral to an eye doctor ...Read more
My 11 yr old daughter has five grey spots on the white of the eye. She has had one since a baby but just resendly saw 4 more on the top. Is this nor?
Eye spots: It is best if you have her eyes checked by an ophthalmologist Good luck. ...Read more
Could be: It could be, although there are other possible explanations. You need to see your ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more
I got hit in the eye with a volleyball and now I have a grey spot in my peripheral. Should I be worried?
See a doctor today: There can be different reasons for the spot in your vision, such as inflammation and swelling in the front or back of the eye, a retinal problem, as well as others. This is not something that you should try to let resolve itself. See an eye doctor immediately; they can properly diagnose and treat your vision very rapidly. ...Read more
I have a bit of a fuzzy spot in my eye near my iris ib botheyes. Does not affect my vision. Kind of greyish fuzzy looking. What are they?
Pinguecula: Your question does not provide enough details to be sure what you are asking. If the fuzzy spot is on the white of the eye on the nose side of what appears to be the iris, then the likelihood is that these are pinguecula. Pinguecula are a benign change in the conjunctiva most likely related to dryness and pollution. ...Read more
I keep on seeing a floater in my one eye, like a grey spot that moving, and lately is see like a shooting star. .. What can this be?
Particle in vitreous:
Almost all people have some floaters. These may be remnants of blood vessels from the time of development of the eye. If you get new floaters it would be imperative to see an ophthalmologist.
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Our daughter is 4 yr & developed white/grey spot circling her cornea the last 4 days. 1st it was on rt eye and now lft eye too. Help concerned parents?
Hi, my kid has black spots in his eyes' sclera, he is now 4 and the doctor said it's pigmentation and we must take calcium D3, in order to make it firm?
Hi, my kid has black spots in his eyes' sclera from birth, he is 4 now. The doctor said it's pigment and we must take calcium D3.Please help, what's that?
My kid 4 yrs, area faint gray sclera in one eye since birth, developed new area in same eye is this serious problem? She is totally normal
My child has red dots all around her left eye to her temple they kinda look like blood spots. Wht could it be?
Need more info: Need more information. How long have they been there? Do they itch? If recent onset, they could be bug bites, or a reaction to something she came in contact with, called a contact dermatitis. If they have been there since birth, several types of birthmarks can have this appearance. If it persists, have a dermatologist look at it and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do?
Broken vessel: A bright red spot on the white of the eye with no other symptoms is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage otherwise known as a broken blood vessel just under the outer surface of your eye. It is not dangerous and will resolve on it's own in a few days to a week in most cases. ...Read more
How long have they: Been there? Have you seen your eye doctor? Important to discuss with him/her along with specific other findings for accurate diadnosis, before worrying too much. ...Read more
The sclera is the: White outer layer of the eyeball, continuous with the cornea at the front of the eye. A faint blue hue is usually indicative of an area of thin sclera where the vessels in the next layer (choroid) can influence the normally white color of the sclera. Uncommonly, blue or purple patches can be associated with pathology and should be evaluated by your eye care professional. ...Read more
I have a daughter that is 11 years old and she has black spots on her sclera. Is this a sign for glaucoma or is this just normal for some people?
Pigment deposit: This is a developmental pigment deposit on the whites of your daughters eyes. Glaucoma at that age will not cause any visible signs unless totally neglected and at late stage when the cornea can get cloudy. Why do you think an 11 year old might have glaucoma in the first place? ...Read more
I have a daughter that is 11 years old and she has black spots on her sclera. Is this bad for her eyes?
Spots on sclera: Darker areas usually represent variation in the thickness of the scleral layer and not a problem. By black spots, you may wish to take a photo and have a consult an eye doctor. ...Read more