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Blue Tint In Whites Of Eyes
20 year old female with blue tint in whites of eyes. Have always had it, curious to know if it’s normal?
Maybe but: It could be normal for your family but I would also look into iron deficiency that can cause a blue sclera (white of eyes). Also ask family members about history of premature osteoporosis, broken bones, hearing loss, sagging skin, hernias, hypermobility of joints. Google osteogenesis imperfecta and Ehlers-Danlos disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
? 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
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
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
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
Arcus: This is due to cholesterol deposits in your cornea. You need to get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more
No such thing: Eyes do not change color. Some hazel or green eyes will appear to be different when certain colors are worn, but they do not actually change color. ...Read more
What you are describing is a condition called heterochromia, which simply means "different color." there are a number of causes of this relatively rare condition. It is certainly something to bring up with your pediatrician if they haven't already mentioned it.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003319.htm. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have brown eyes, and my first husband had blue with blue green and brown eyes?
Love each other: Keep your relationship going through little acts of kindness and consideration. Remember that relationships are more important than being right. Communicate. Don't criticize much. Don't miss a chance to say something nice. And you both need to stop reading internet garbage about eye color. It's totally unscientific. ...Read more
My eyes are blue and green but everyone says they look brown. How can I get them to look more blue and green?
You can't: Eye color cannot be changed-- without colored contact lenses. ...Read more
I was looking in the mirror this morning and noticed I had a blue tinge around and in the whites of my eyes. Should I be worried?
CAn be normal: This may simple be the arc around the white of the eye as it comes near the iris. ...Read more