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Blue Gray Sclera (Overview)

The sclera is the white of the eye that you see when you look at your eyes. If it thins then you can see the underlying pigment which gives it a blue grey appearance. This can happen as we age; but if it get too thin it can cause it to perforate. You need to have it checked by your ophthalmologist.


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Please answer! What would cause the sclera to turn gray?

Please answer! What would cause the sclera to turn gray?

Several options: Greyness can come about from use of silver containing medications or cosmetics. It can also be due to thinness of the sclera which allows the underlying black lining of the eye to show through. Check with your ophthalmologist to see why this has happened if this is your eye. ...Read more

Blue Gray Sclera (Overview)

The sclera is the white of the eye that you see when you look at your eyes. If it thins then you can see the underlying pigment which gives it a blue grey appearance. This can happen as we age; but if it get too thin it can cause it to perforate. You need to have it checked by your ophthalmologist.


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I have blue sclera in my right eye only. It has been blue since I was born. I have no other symptoms. Is there any treatment for it?

I have blue sclera in my right eye only. It has been blue since I was born. I have no other symptoms. Is there any treatment for it?

NO: The sclerae appears blue when it is thin. What makes it appear that way is the deep layer within the eye, called the choroid. This layer is between the retina and sclera, is dark and vascular, but makes the thin sclera appear blue. ...Read more

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I am 28 & when move my eyes right and left I see ting of blue sclera is it normal or any kind of problem and there is no genetic osteogenesis problm?

I am 28 & when move my eyes right and left I see ting of blue sclera is it normal or any kind of problem and there is no genetic osteogenesis problm?

Blue Sclera: There are other causes of blue sclera besides osteogenesis imperfecta. Other causes can include: medication effects, topical eye drops, exposure to silver compounds, collagen synthesis disease, and alkaptopuria. It would be best to have this evaluated by an opthomologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blue gray sclera?

What is the definition or description of: Blue gray sclera?

Blue grey sclera: The sclera is the white of the eye that you see when you look at your eyes. If it thins then you can see the underlying pigment which gives it a blue grey appearance. This can happen as we age; but if it get too thin it can cause it to perforate. You need to have it checked by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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

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

Normal: Just like our skin the sclera can have pigment changes as well. These changes may or may not change over the course of your child's life. It does not affect the vision. ...Read more

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I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?

Sounds quite: Lovely. Pigmentation changes. It isn't usually a sign of disease BUT if it were it would be a mineral pigment disease such as
WILSON's DISEASE (copper, ring is copper colored)
or hemosiderosis (iron, ring is iron colored. But skin is steel colored... grey, more noticeable than eye). ...Read more

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Whites of eyes have developed gray/blue tint, more noticeable in right eye but present in both. Recent eye exam, no issues found. Is this a concern?

Whites of eyes have developed gray/blue tint, more noticeable in right eye but present in both. Recent eye exam, no issues found. Is this a concern?

Thin sclerae: You may have thin sclera in both eyes. The color of the deeper layers is dark and when the outer white part is thin the darker layers show through and look bluish. ...Read more

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Please answer! What would cause the sclera to turn gray?

Several options: Greyness can come about from use of silver containing medications or cosmetics. It can also be due to thinness of the sclera which allows the underlying black lining of the eye to show through. Check with your ophthalmologist to see why this has happened if this is your eye. ...Read more

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My babys eyes look like there is pink on the sclera is this normal he is 4mths with gray eyes and it looks like its going arond the outside of iris?

My babys eyes look like there is pink on the sclera is this normal he is 4mths with gray eyes and it looks like its going arond the outside of iris?

Pink on the eye: May be conjunctivits. Most is viral some is bacteria (usually have a discharge if bacteria, may also be allergic, Sometimes if the nose is congested there is back up for fluid to the eye and that can cause eye swelling and other issues. F/u and call pediatrician this AM ...Read more

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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

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What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

Arcus senilis: Arcus senilis is a blue gray ; white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It is very common in older adults. It can be associated with a higher than normal blood cholesterol level (so check that out) but can be a genetic variation also; it does not cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. ...Read more

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One blue-grey eye and other brown-green. Is this normal?

One blue-grey eye and other brown-green. Is this normal?

Eye variant: Most eyes have the same approximate coloration but occasionaly there are those with some variant such as you have. As long as the vision is fine in each eye and the color difference is life long, then this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Do grey spots on sclera go away with time?

Do grey spots on sclera go away with time?

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

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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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My sclera on the left is blueish grey Is it a problem?

Probably not: This is probably not a problem but if it is a new finding then see your eye doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years old and I recently noticed she has a lot of dark greyish patches on her sclera. Should I be worried about this?

My daughter is 3 years old and I recently noticed she has a lot of dark greyish patches on her sclera. Should I be worried about this?

Axenfeld spots: There are a few benign conditions that are associated with greyish spots on the sclerae, this one if them, occurs where blood vessels and nerves penetrate the sclerae to run deep. Other benign conditions include melanosis, and the Nevus of Ota. If the spots are big, go see an ophthalmologist to be sure its a benign condition and not to worry, no reason to wonder about it ...Read more

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Sclera (white of eye) is a bluish grey color, should I be concerned?

Depends: Thinning of the sclera can result in the pigmented layer of the retina showing through. Mild thinning is of no concern. Extensive thinning can be a problem. This usually appears very dark in appearance. ...Read more

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more

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16 month old with grey spots on Sclera both eyes. Should I worry?

16 month old with grey spots on Sclera both eyes. Should I worry?

No: 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

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A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?

A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?

Maybe: Several things are on the list including medications, diseases of the eye as well as other systemic diseases that can cause this. See link below for more info. Best to see eye doctor for eval
http://www. Aao. Org/publications/eyenet/200703/am_rounds. Cfm
Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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My sclera is blueish grey on the left eye. Is it a problem? Also, I sleep late playing on my phone until 5:00am

My sclera is blueish grey on the left eye. Is it a problem? Also, I sleep late playing on my phone until 5:00am

Blue sclera: As for the blue sclera, see your physician and potentially a geneticist. There are a variety of bone and cartilage disorders which are associated with blue sclera. Regarding the sleeping late, I would recommend shutting off your phone and all tech screens at LEAST one hour before you plan to go to sleep. Warm bath, dark light, books, bed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sun damage: It sounds like you have pinguecula. It caused by sun UV ray. It sometimes can get inflame 2/2 dry eye, irritation, allergy or more sun exposure. Pls use tear drops and avoid sun by wearing UV AB protected sunglasses. ...Read more

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There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

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

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What would cause the outer edges of a two and a half year old's eye whites to become gray?

What would cause the outer edges of a two and a half year old's eye whites to become gray?

Blue sclera: What you are most likely noticing is something called blue sclera, in areas where the tough white connective tissue covering the eye (sclera) is thin enough to show the underlying vascular layer (choroid). This oftentimes can occur alone with no other issues, but it can also be found in certain rare connective tissue diseases. It's probably fine, but I would have a pediatrician take a look at it. ...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