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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

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


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What cause the sclera turn brown?

What cause the sclera turn brown?

Rare issue: In 25 years of specialty practice I have never seen this in caucasian race except in rare cases of conjunctival nevi. Much more common in blacks who can develop progressive conjunctival melanosis which should be addressed by eye physician. ...Read more

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What causes isolated brownish goldish discolorations of the sclera?

What causes isolated brownish goldish discolorations of the sclera?

Pinguecula: A pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors. If it gets large, constantly irritated (red), or grows over the cornea, you may need medicated drops or surgery. ...Read more

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My sclera is of brownish colour, what causes this as I do not smoke or drink?

Discolored eyes: If uniform color, may be hereditary, espeically if afroamerican. However, if isolated area, may be due to previous bleeding (subconjunctival hemorrahge). Should see eye care provider, slight, slight possiblity could be more severe condition. ...Read more

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My lower part of my sclera is always brownish and yellowish. But the upper part is just fine. Why is that? And how can I treat it?

No treatment needed: Slight brownish/ yellowish discoloration of lower sclera is a normal phenomenon in a lot of people. It doesn't require any treatment if there are no other symptoms. Feel good ...Read more

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Why does the sclera of my eye isn't white instead its. .. Slight brown....I dun smoke or consume alchohol?

Normal finding: If you darker skin, this is normal. In is called "benign racial melanosis". Like the skin the surface of the eye has pigment containing cells. If you are of northern european decent without a darker complexion, this may be abnormal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on my sclera (white part of my eye) there's a little brown speck on it, does anyone know if this is dangerous and if I can get rid of it?

Can you tell me if on my sclera (white part of my eye) there's a little brown speck on it, does anyone know if this is dangerous and if I can get rid of it?

Nevus: This is most likely a deposit of pigment which some would call a nevus. It is more common to be on this part of the eye in more darkly pigmented races. It is probably in the conjunctiva as this would be rare on the sclera. It can be removed by your ophthalmologist if it bothers you cosmetically but that is usually not covered by insurance. Really, really rarely this can be a melanoma. ...Read more

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When I move my eyes side to side, I see some bubbling or bulging of a clear film on my sclera. Also, there's yellowish brown discoloration around iris?

When I move my eyes side to side, I see some bubbling or bulging of a clear film on my sclera. Also, there's yellowish brown discoloration around iris?

Pterygium: The bulge on your sclera is probably a benign growth called a pterygium. If it is symptomatic, it can be removed by an ophthalmologist. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to examine the yellowish brown discoloration around your iris. ...Read more

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Bubbling or bulging of a clear film on my sclera when I move my eyes side to side. Also, there's yellowish brown discoloration around iris that seems to be moveable as well under lower eyelid too?

Bubbling or bulging of a clear film on my sclera when I move my eyes side to side. Also, there's yellowish brown discoloration around iris that seems to be moveable as well under lower eyelid too?

Causes of chemosis: Bruce, It looks like you have some fluid that accumulated under the conjunctiva (the clear film covering your sclera) and this is called chemosis. It can be clear, pinkish or yellowish.
Is it on both sides?
How long has it been there and what were you doing when it started?
Is it painful?
Have you tried using artificial tears?
There are many things that cause this, need more info. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and I got yellowish sclera and dark circle around pupil and few brown spots in my eyes. I'm sure im not affected by jaundice. Can u reason me??

I'm 20 and I got yellowish sclera and dark circle around pupil and few brown spots in my eyes. I'm sure im not affected by jaundice. Can u reason me??

See your doctor: Yellow sclera often means jaudice. Usually the urine would be dark. You may have hepatitis. Blood and other liver diseases can cause it also. The brown spots may be pigment in the conjunctiva of the eyes if you have dark skin. This would be normal and not related. See a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I just noticed my 8 year old son's sclerae look brown. We are Caucasian and fair-skinned. What would cause this?

I just noticed my 8 year old son's sclerae look brown. We are Caucasian and fair-skinned. What would cause this?

Jaundice?: If they are dark yellowish it could jaundice. He need to be checked by his pediatrician to evaluate the couse of it whether liver problem, any form of hepatitis, hemolytic blood disorders or metabolic diseases. ...Read more

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Why brown vessle in my eye?

Why brown vessle in my eye?

Pigment: Blood vessels are either dark red or light red being veins and arteries respectively. If you have brown vessels, and if you are dark skinned it is a normal finding. You have a lot of melanocytes deposited around the blood vessel in sclera making it look brown. If is sudden change see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why could someone have one blue and one brown eye?

Why could someone have one blue and one brown eye?

Yes: This can occur spontaneously, or as part of a syndrome, such as Congenital Horner's syndrome or Waldenberg's syndrome, or due to acquired disorder. ...Read more

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How to tell why I have 1 brown eye and 1 blue eye?

How to tell why I have 1 brown eye and 1 blue eye?

Iris heterochromia: This can be congenital or acquired. If acquired, it could be due to disease in one eye but not the other. Congenital iris heterochromia can be due to a birth injury causing a Horner's syndrome. You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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White part of my eye turn brown?

White part of my eye turn brown?

White of the eye: I am not sure why it turned brown. Some people have brown specks in the eye, which is pigment depositions, but without seeing it or getting more history, it is impossible to tell what's going on. Seeing optometrist or ophthalmologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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White part of eye is brown. What does that mean?

White part of eye is brown. What does that mean?

Uvea: The layer that is sandwiched between sclera and retina is called uvea and it is usually brown. The iris is part of uvea that is seen and depending on amount of melanin pigmentation it may show from blue to black. Uvea is the layer that supplies blood and nutrients to the retina. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white part of my eye turns brown?

What does it mean when the white part of my eye turns brown?

Nothing: Just like skin; parts of your white (sclera) may be a little brownish due to excessive melanosis or nevi. This is more common in dark skinned races. All of the white part may turn yellowish but never brown. Yellowish may be due to liver disease or hereditary anemias. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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What do the brown things in the white part pf your eye mean?

What do the brown things in the white part pf your eye mean?

Brown spots: Brown spots on white of eye can be due to: freckle (nevus; genetic changes; pigment where blood vessel enters white part of eye); elevated brown/red things: pinguecula or pterygium (due to long term sun exposure; usually elevated, starting to grow onto cornea); see an eyemd if any concerns. ...Read more

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Can I change my eye colour brown to green? I need brief explanation!

Can I change my eye colour brown to green? I need brief explanation!

Iris color: Not permanently. Often, at this time of year, we are asked to dispense color contact lenses that come in a variety of colors. If you are not already a contact lens wearer, you should have them fitted. ...Read more

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Brown eyes woman an blue eyed man would have offrspring with what eye color?

Brown or blue: Assuming the brown eye woman is heterozygous (has a dominant and a recessive gene) there would be 50-50 chance of a blue eyed baby and a 50-50 chance of a brown eyed baby. If the woman had only the dominant gene of brown eyes there would be a 100% chance of a brown eyed baby. ...Read more

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Can a person with hazel eyes willingly change their eye color from brown to green?

Can a person with hazel eyes willingly change their eye color from brown to green?

Nope: Unless you want to have a colored lens implanted, which is very dangerous and not approved in this country. ...Read more

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Can a person with hazel eyes willingly change their eye color from brown to green with contacts?

Yes: There are cosmetic contact lenses, some that are opaque, that will give the appearance that your eyes are a different color. However, this only remains so as long as the contact lenses are in your eyes. There is no way to permanently change the color of the eye. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want my wife to take a medication that will change her eye color to brown?

What to do if I do not want my wife to take a medication that will change her eye color to brown?

Ask doc for another: Only a certain class of drops will change eye color. Usually used for managing eye pressure. There are other choices that don't have that side effect. Talk to her doc about those choices ...Read more