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What is anicteric sclerae.

Just means: You do not have signs of high bilirubin ie the whites of your eyes are not yellow. ...Read more

Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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How do I keep sclera white?

How do I keep sclera white?

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! ...Read more

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How to get white sclera again?

How to get white sclera again?

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. ...Read more

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What is the normal sclera color?

What is the normal sclera color?

Variable: Usually white but it can have some flecks of pigment in it and the color tends to get a bit ivory with age and time. ...Read more

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How to get my sclera white again?

How to get my sclera white again?

Examination: There are many causes of discoloration of the sclera. Some of them are treatable and some are not. See your eye care provider for an evaluation and potential treatment. ...Read more

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What cause the sclera turn brown?

What cause the sclera turn brown?

Rare issue: In 25 years of specialty practice I have never seen this in caucasian race except in rare cases of conjunctival nevi. Much more common in blacks who can develop progressive conjunctival melanosis which should be addressed by eye physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have black sclera?

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. ...Read more

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What happens if you tear your sclera?

Tear of sclera: Minor tears will heal. Watch out for infection follow up with opthamolgist and large and deep lacerations may need repair ...Read more

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How long for scratched sclera to heal?

How long for scratched sclera to heal?

Few days: The sclera is the white part of the eye, which is covered by a translucent membrane called the conjunctiva. Any scratch to the white part of the eye would scratch the conjunctiva, not the sclera, unless it was very deep - which is much more serious. You should be seen by your ophthalmologist to be sure. Most conjunctival abrasions or corneal abrasions heal within a few days with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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In what way can I make my sclera whiter?

White eyes: The whites of your eyes are often genetic inherited and often based on your pigmentation. Some patients feel their eyes are bloodshot...
DO NOT use Visine-like products. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build up in the sclera?

What causes fluid build up in the sclera?

Inflammation: Most fluid accumulates in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane in front of the white sclera. Inflammation from infection, trauma, allergy, or chemical exposure can cause this. True scleral edema (sweeling) is rare and found in severe scleritis. The swelling can result in retinal edema as well. ...Read more

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What causes a white outgrowth on the sclera?

Scleral growth: Your description could quite a few different things. The most common would be a pinguecula which is a benign growth related to uv exposure. It could also be a precancerous or cancerous lesion so you need to have the lesion evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can you do anything about a thinning sclera?

Can you do anything about a thinning sclera?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do to make the sclera white again?

Depends on cause: Is it prominent blood vessels, allergic reaction, infection, subconj heme, pigmentation, conjunctival mass, scarring etc. Have it looked at by an eye care specialist. ...Read more

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What are some methods to brighten the sclera?

What are some methods to brighten the sclera?

Sclera whitening: Frequent artificial tears, treatment of any eye or eyelid disorders, get-the-red out drops, oral tetracyclines (in certain cases). ...Read more

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What could this brown splotch on my sclera be?

Darkness: This could be pigment or dried blood. You should see your ophthalmologist to make sure. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

Abnormal: The most dangerous thing would be melanoma. This deadly cancer can cause the sclera to turn black. ...Read more

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Could sclera contacts work as regular contacts?

Yes but why?: Regular contacts can be comfortable and give excellent vision. Scleral contacts are prescribed for special circumstances such as eye distortion, eye dryness, eye surface disease. They cost more, are harder to fit, and are generally a little less comfortable than standard lenses although this in part might be that they are used to compensate for disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sclera?

See below: The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear covering to the sclera. ...Read more

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Is there any way to change the color of the sclera?

Yes: Some people have ratio ink placed subconjunctivslly to change the color of the sleral appearance from white to whatever color they choose. I do not recommend this but it is possible. ...Read more

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What is the term for having rings around the sclera?

Arcus: If the rings are white and are actually on the cornea where it meets up with the sclera, it is called arcus and is caused by cholesterol acumulation. Dark rings on the sclera are usually caused by increased pigment (melanosis), which is more common in dark-skinned individuals. Any new-onset changes should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What makes the sclera tough instead of a soft, thin tissue?

Collagen: Scleral tissue is tough because its caused by strong collagen material usually type 4. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a stratched sclera look and feel like?

How will I know what does a stratched sclera look and feel like?

Red, painful: Actually it is rare to scratch the sclera since it is underneath a layer of transparent conjunctiva which usually receives the scratch. There will be redness, swelling and sometimes bleeding with a fresh scratch. If you have done this you should see an ophthalmologist quickly to rule out deeper injury and things that might threaten the vision. ...Read more

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I just noticed my 8 year old son's sclerae look brown. We are Caucasian and fair-skinned. What would cause this?

I just noticed my 8 year old son's sclerae look brown. We are Caucasian and fair-skinned. What would cause this?

Jaundice?: If they are dark yellowish it could jaundice. He need to be checked by his pediatrician to evaluate the couse of it whether liver problem, any form of hepatitis, hemolytic blood disorders or metabolic diseases. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?

I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?

Useful: These lenses are prescribed for people who need vision correction but have more than the average amount of eye dryness or have surface changes of the cornea which prevent the use of ordinary lenses. The ...Read more

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Why does my sclera look grey?

Why does my sclera look grey?

Discolored sclera: Often, the sclera, or white of the eye can become thinned over time. When that happens, the underlying pigmented tissue called the choroid shows through, giving the sclera a greyish blue appearance. This thinning is usually associated with normal aging changes. Rarely, medical conditions can cause the sclera to thin. If you're not having any other symptoms, there's no concern about this. ...Read more

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How do I treat irritated sclera?

Confused: Do you mean the white part of the eyes? Are they red and irritated?

The sclera is generically referred to as the white of the eye, made of a very tough type of protein.

When it becomes "red, " the causes can vary; from infection, to eye pressure, to injury, dryness of the cornea, allergy, etc. While some causes may be self-limited, others could blind you.

You need to get an eye examination. ...Read more

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How do I treat an irritated sclera?

Help needed: Need to diagnose whether it is conjunctivitis, epi-scleritis or true scleritis! What looks like one may be another! Implications of one diagnosis drastically different than another! Best advice is to see an eyemd for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is blue sclerae associated with bjhs?

Is blue sclerae associated with bjhs?

Bjhs?: Blue sclerae are seen in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, russel-silver, ehler-danlos, hallermann-streiff, and Marfan syndrome. ...Read more