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Causes Of Blue Sclera
Blue sclerae are most importantly associated with types i and ii osteogenesis imperfecta, the latter of which is fatal and thus not seen in adult practice. Other associations include:
ehler's danlos syndrome
a blue sclera may also be acquired through long-term use of corticosteroids. ...Read more
Thin sclera: Osteogenesis imperfecta amongst its other problems, produces a thinning of the white outer coat of the eyeball, the sclera. Because of this the dark inner lining, the uvea, adds its coloration to light striking the thinned sclera and the result is a blue color. The condition does not actually infuse the sclera with blue — it is an optical effect. ...Read more
No: But it is associated with a slightly higher risk for cataracts. ...Read more
I have blue sclera in both eyes that just appeared a couple of months ago. I don't have OI. I need to know what else is a possible cause?
Blue Sclera: Hi Amber: Inflammation, scleritis, can lead to blue sclera. Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are associated with scleritis (and eye disease can v. rarely present as first sign of RA). Hypermobility syndromes, Ehlers Danlos, or Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum can present with blue sclera. Make sure no toxicities with heavy metals. Alkaptonuria, a rare disease is assoc. With blue sclera. Best, Nisha ...Read more
Blue sclera: Blue sclera is a sign of brittle bone disease due to collagen synthesis problems. Disease is also called osteogenesis imperfecta. This starts in the young age with weak bones and frequent fractures. If this picture implies to you then mostly you have this condition. If yes try to prevent fractures as much as possible and increase bone strength ...Read more
Underlying pigment: Normal sclera is opaque and quite white. If it thins out for some reason, the underlying pigmented uvea adds a bluish hue to the sclera at that point. Things that thin the sclera are certain inherited conditions like ehlers-danlos or trauma, elevation of the eye pressure in the young and some chronic inflammatory eye diseases. ...Read more
Normal: Depending on age, sclera can be kinda thin, so underlying tissue shows through. Nevus of ota is another syndrome- needs to be evaluated by ophthalmologist. Other rare diseases can also cause blue sclera. ...Read more
OI: In medicine, blue sclera can be the sign of a serious medical condition. The most well-known is osteogenesis imperfecta — a genetic disease in which the bones are brittle and break very easily. Kids have a horrible life because of this. A very superficial example is in m night shyamalan's unbreakable. ...Read more
See below;: The white sclera takes on a bluish tint when this normally thick tissue thins. The sclera becomes translucent, allowing the underlying tissue to show through. There are lots of reasons someone can have blue "whites". Anything that results in a thinning of the sclera could cause it. While most cases of sclera discoloration are benign, they can be a sign of something more serious. See your doctor. ...Read more
If I look left or right in mirror my eyes are slightly blue where its white is it normal or isnit blue sclera?
Choroid: If people have large eyes with thin sclera you can often see the blood vessel system (the choroid) as a bluish tint through the white of the eye. It is normal. ...Read more
My daughter is 10 months is blue sclera normal she was born 5 weeks early n has a lot of developmental problems?
Blue sclera: The most common cause of a blue appearance to the sclera in an infant is the fact that the normal thinness of the layers of eye allow the darker color of the underlying tissues to be seen through the white of the eye, thus creating the blue hue that is often seen in the infant eye. An examination with a pediatric ophthamologist is advised with dev delays anyway. Good Luck. ...Read more
EDS Type IV.:
Ehlers-danlos syndrome type iv:
blue sclerae. The benign finding of blue sclerae (the underlying choroid plexus showing through the translucent sclera) is seen in patients with heritable disorders of collagen: ehlers-danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome and osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more
I need to know if there is any connection between ketaconazole cream and blue sclera. I developed this along with dermatitis all over. Please HELP?
Diagnosed with classic ehlers danlos with crossover yesterday & was wondering if blue sclera is associated with all eds types or just vascular type 4?
Any type: Although more common with type 4, this can occur with any type due to thin or weak collage over the vascular area of the eye which shows through as a blue area. ...Read more
I am 28 & when move my eyes right and left I see ting of blue sclera is it normal or any kind of problem and there is no genetic osteogenesis problm?
I think I have blue sclera, my eyes have a blue line going threw the white in my eye... I went to the dr and he said it was iritis but is red. Pls help?
Blue: If truly blue, could be a sign of scleral thinning or osteogenesis imperfecta. Folks with oi may be more susceptible to eye trauma. Classic iritis will cause eye pain, blurred vision, and light sensitivitity with red eye. You will need eyedrops to help this resolve. Make sure you see an ophthalmologist to treat this condition. ...Read more
I think I have blue sclera, my eyes have a blue line going threw them. I went to eye dr and he thinks I have iritis but iritis is red my eyes are blue?
Second opinion: If you don't feel comfortable with the first diagnosis you were given, seek a second opinion. ...Read more
There are several: Potential causes of blue sclera including normal for you. Treatment options depend on the nature of the cause. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more