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Doctor insights on: Blue Color To Whites Of The Eyes

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How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. ...Read more

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Are blue or green eyes more rare?

Are blue or green eyes more rare?

Green: Blue eyes are more common than green. Lighter color eyes are less common than brown. The color is heavily influenced by the quality of ambient light and even the clothing worn around the eyes in those with lighter color eyes. ...Read more

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Why are the whites of my eyes blue?

Why are the whites of my eyes blue?

Blue sclera: Send a photo ASAP to be sure you do not have a rare disease such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Can you make brown eyes blue, somehow?

Can you make brown eyes blue, somehow?

No: Eye color is established at a very young age and only slightly changes as the iris pigmentation slightly atrophies. Certain eye medication for Glaucoma can affect eye color. The most common method is using colored contact lenses to temporarily change the iris appearance. If you're motivated to try contacts, make an appointment to see a eye doctor who can fit them to your eyes. ...Read more

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Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read more

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What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

Uncertain: Rarely blue sclera is caused by osteogenesis imperfecta (many subtypes), Ehlers Danlos syndrome, & and Marfans syndrome to name a few. If you are concerned that you may have blue sclera, it would be important to have a comprehensive opththalmological examination. ...Read more

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What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

Not sure what: You are asking? Contacts come clear, and there are also those that are tinted. Are you asking how to turn your green eyes blue? ...Read more

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Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

Ring around eye: this is probably an Arcus. It appears to surround the colored part of the eye.It's actually in the cornea.It is usually gray color,but may appear bluish.It is perfectly benign. In a younger person it is a good idea to have a cholesterol test,since it is fatty degeneration.Sometimes it is familial.It does not effect vision or cause any ocular problems. ...Read more

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How come all my family have brown eyes when I have blue?

How come all my family have brown eyes when I have blue?

Genetics: Your parents each passed a recessive set of genes to you and you don't produce much melanin-- hence your eyes are blue. ...Read more

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Why are the whites of my eyes tinted blue since i'm born?

Why are the whites of my eyes tinted blue since i'm born?

Normal: If you look in an anatomy book or on Google for a picture of the structure of a human eyeball you will see that it is a complicated structure of many layers. The outermost layer is called the sclera and is white. Next inside is the choroid which is very dark blue or black. Depending on the thickness of the sclera (white layer) you may see some of the underlying choroid layer. Hence the bluish colo ...Read more

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Is it weird to have brown eyes with a blue ring around it?

Is it weird to have brown eyes with a blue ring around it?

No: The bluish ring is usually a intra corneal cholesterol deposit known as arcus senilis. It may indicate an increased cholesterol and your doctor should check that. The other ring that is rarely seen is a kaiser-flescher ring seen if patients with a problem with copper metabolism (wilson's disease). ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

Blue Sclera: If the white of your eyes is turning blue you need to consult your medical doctor as there are few medical conditions in which sclera turns blue and you need to be evaluated for that. ...Read more

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Why is there a blue ring around my eyes? Explanations please?

Why is there a blue ring around my eyes? Explanations please?

Corneal arcus: This is a normal deposit of lipid at the edge of the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. These have been found to be benign, and not in fact related to your blood lipid composition. They do not affect the vision or the health of the eye. ...Read more

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Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

No: This is most commonly seen in patient with high myopia. The sclera is thin and the dark choroid is showing through it. ...Read more

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Why did I have blue on the white part of my eyes when i was a baby?

Why did I have blue on the white part of my eyes when i was a baby?

Thin sclera: Infant eyes have thin sclera (the white part) that allows the underlying black tissue to be seen. This gives the eye a blueish cast. As the sclera thickens, you can no longer see this. ...Read more

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I have brown eyes but there is a blue ring around it is this normal?

I have brown eyes but there is a blue ring around it is this normal?

?corneal arcus: If you are referring to the "blue ring" around the peripheral cornea, this is called corneal arcus--represents cholesterol deposition from the limbal blood vessels that normally appears in people over 40. More often visible in brown colored irises due to darker background. If you are younger than 40 and are noticing arcus, an examination by an Eye MD to verify & check lipid profile important. ...Read more

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What is the rare condition when the whites of a babys eyes are blue?

What is the rare condition when the whites of a babys eyes are blue?

Osteogenesis imperfe: Osteogenesis imperfecta (sorry, the name is too long for the 20 character limit above). This is a bone disorder that leads to easily fractured bones and blue sclera (the whites of the eyes). There are multiple different types of osteogenesis imperfecta. Sclera can also be blue when they are thin and the pigmented portions of the eyes show through. ...Read more

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What could cause a blue halo to form around my once dark brown eyes?

What could cause a blue halo to form around my once dark brown eyes?

Cholesterol : You may have high cholesterol and /or triglyceride levels that result in this blue halo appearance of your cornea, but only a blood test for these could tell you for sure. This deposition however is normal usually particularly if you are female or males over 40 years old. In darker races with brown eyes, it appears more whitish- blue and is easier to see. ...Read more

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Recently the whites of my eyes have had a blue tint, what should I do?

Recently the whites of my eyes have had a blue tint, what should I do?

Blue eyes: If the whites of your eyes are blue, you may have osteogenesis imperfecta, an inherited disorder that affects the eyes and bones. See your local ophthalmologist for an eye exam. ...Read more

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What could possibly be the cause of the whites of my eyes turning blue?

What could possibly be the cause of the whites of my eyes turning blue?

Thinning sclera: This can be genetic or develop as a result of eye conditions later in life. You may have a genetic problem that is also related to other connective tissue diseases like the bone, or rheumatologic disease like rhematoid arthritis or have developed this as a result of injury/infection. The sclera can appear blue when it gets thinner & needs to be evaluated by an eye md (ophthalmologist) asap. ...Read more

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