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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