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Blue Gray Sclera (Whites Of The Eyes)
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
My kid 4 yrs, area faint gray sclera in one eye since birth, developed new area in same eye is this serious problem? She is totally normal
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
I hv at least two grayish black spots on the sclera of my right eye. I'm not sure if they are pigmentation or something more serious. How to know?
Eye exam: To discover what these are, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
What could cause sudden blurred, grayed vision with halos around lights in one eye that seemed to resolve in 24 hours?
Migraines: You may have migraines. Talk to your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
Gray spot in vision right eye. 2 days ago the spot only flashed. Now, it is a spot that covers my vision. Retinal tear/detachment? Or more serious?
See an eye doctor: Many retinal diseases can be the cause of your symptom. You should see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more
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