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Doctor insights on: Blue Gray Sclera (Whites Of The Eyes)

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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

Blue Gray Sclera (Definition)

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

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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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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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

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Visual distortions like gray-out of one eye during stress?

Visual distortions like gray-out of one eye during stress?

Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more

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What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the outer iris inthe eye turns gray?

What does it mean when the outer iris inthe eye turns gray?

Corneal arcus: This is a deposit of lipid next to the outer part of the colored part of the eye (the edge of the cornea). It is benign, does not affect vision and is very common. ...Read more

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Gray area of vision in lower quadrant of one eye that lasts anout 5 minutes then goes away?

Gray area of vision in lower quadrant of one eye that lasts anout 5 minutes then goes away?

Definitely get exam: This could be anything from a visual migraine to a tia. The fact that the gray area is in a quadrant does suggest a possible cerebral problem (visual pathways in the brain rather than from the eye itself), but a direct problem in the eye is still possible. An eye exam by an ophthalmologist and possibly a visual field test will help to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have painfully watery eye's. They also are a cloudy gray on the white. What could cause this?

I have painfully watery eye's. They also are a cloudy gray on the white. What could cause this?

Family practice: You could have allergies or there could be an infection. Use warm compresses an antihistamine. If it persists you need to be seen and get a prescription eye drops. ...Read more

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My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.

My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.

Needs evaluation: If it is as you say this could be an embedded piece of metal or other dust that needs to be removed or it could distort a larger area on the eye. HAve him see his doc and s/he can decide if an eye doc should be consulted. I have removed these occasionally with techniques I learned during training. ...Read more

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I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?

I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?

Get checked: May have been an ocular migraine, but another possibility is amaurosis fugax, related to impairment of blood supply and possibly associated with increased risk of stroke. You should have a dilated eye exam, screening for blood pressure/cholesterol and possibly additional testing such as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries. ...Read more

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I can see a small gray dot on my left eye ball, what is this?

Nerve ending.: A nerve ending on the white of the eye can appear as a grey dot.

If it is something new or is increasing in size, have it check3ed by a physician. ...Read more

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What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?

What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?

Normal variant: Need more info. How long has it been present? Getting bigger? Any vision changes? Most of the time these are not worrisome. Would need to see it to diagnose. ...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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On med (predni etc) for uveitis but today, my eye seem to worsened. Blurred horribly with gray & I can't feel/see with my right eye. As if it ain't there.?

On med (predni etc) for uveitis but today, my eye seem to worsened. Blurred horribly with gray & I can't feel/see with my right eye. As if it ain't there.?

Be seen!: This is outside the scope of my practice but it if your eye symptoms are worsening I would recommend that you be seen asap! ...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