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Doctor insights on: Black Sclera

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Is it possible to have black sclera?

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

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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Are black sclera contacts harmful for your eyes?

Are black sclera contacts harmful for your eyes?

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

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Please point me to where i can buy cheap prescription black sclera contacts?

No: This question can be answered by the doctor who prescribed the contacts or perhaps, by a google search. ...Read more

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If i get black Sclera Lenses perscribed by a doctor, can i wear them longer?

If i get black Sclera Lenses perscribed by a doctor, can i wear them longer?

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

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What are the risks to your eyes when wearing special contacts like black sclera?

What are the risks to your eyes when wearing special contacts like black sclera?

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

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Are full eye contacts like the black sclera safe to wear?

Are full eye contacts like the black sclera safe to wear?

Only when: Worn and used as prescribed , just as with normal contact lenses. ...Read more

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I have a daughter that is 11 years old and her eyes have some black parts on the sclera. Is it a major problem?

I have a daughter that is 11 years old and her eyes have some black parts on the sclera. Is it a major problem?

Not Usually: Most times those black flecks are only scattered pigment around the sclerae and are benign. Nothing beats a visit to an ophthamologist and a good eye exam. :) ...Read more

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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?

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