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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
No: This question can be answered by the doctor who prescribed the contacts or perhaps, by a google search. ...Read more
Yes they can be: All contact lenses are medical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye care professional. In fact selling contact lenses over-the-counter, whether cosmetic or to correct vision, is illegal. Permanent eye damage can occur if the lenses do not fit properly - see an eye care specialist for a prescription. ...Read more
No: Cosmetic contact lenses cannot and should not be worn more than what is safe for the delicate ocular surface. I'm happy to hear that they were prescribed by an eye doctor, who should be telling you specifically how long to wear the contacts and how to take care of them. Be smart and take care not to over do it. ...Read more
Only when: Worn and used as prescribed , just as with normal contact lenses. ...Read more
Contacts have risks.: All contact lenses carry risks such as infection, scarring, or blood vessel growth on the cornea. Special cosmetic contacts carry extra risks and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. Never, ever wear any contacts unless prescribed to you by a doctor. The risks of cosmetic contact lenses not prescribed by a doctor are so severe that they are illegal in a number of states. ...Read more
Dear docs! What is melanosis on the white sclera of the eyes and is there a treatment.My son 4 year old has been diagnozed,he has black spotson sclera?
Nevi: It is a nevus in the sclera of the eyes. Most likely it is benign. It is common in Asian population ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sclera is black and my eye color is blue I was born with it. am I normal?
Well,1st, exam: It's a good idea to have an ophthalmologist examine your eyes to reassure it's a benign pigment change. However, some congenitally occurring ocular pigmentations can have disease associations, such as melanosis oculi, nevus of Ota, junctional nevus, compound nevus, primary acquired melanosis, and melanomas. ...Read more
I have a daughter that is 11 years old and her eyes have some black parts on the sclera. Is it a major problem?
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