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What causes a blue sclera in infants?

What causes a blue sclera in infants?

Vessles: The thinness of the layers of the eye allow the hue of the blood vessels below to be seen and therefore the blue sclera. ...Read more

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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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Causes of blue sclera in infants include what?

Causes of blue sclera in infants include what?

See below:: 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
pseudoxanthoma elasticum
marfan's syndrome
a blue sclera may also be acquired through long-term use of corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Causes of blue sclera in infancy?

Blue sclera: This implies that the sclera is thinner in that area and the underling pigment layer of the eye is somewhat visible. With development this usually disappears. ...Read more

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What causes the blue sclera in osteogenesis imperfecta oi?

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

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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?

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

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What does a light blue sclera mean?

What does a light blue sclera mean?

This depends: This usually refers to thin sclera, thin enough so that the blueish hues of the darker inner eye can be seen. Blue sclera can be seen with simple aging, ocular abnormalities like scleritis or more systemic conditions like osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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Is blue sclera serious at a teenage?

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

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What does it mean when a person has blue sclera?

Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera without having oi. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when a person has light blue sclera?

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

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What leads to blue sclera in infants?

What leads to blue sclera in infants?

Normal: A blue tint to the sclera in infants is normal and is caused by the seeing the underlying dark choroid tissue through the thin sclera of the child. ...Read more

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My daughter has blue sclera. Why?

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

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My daughter has blue sclera? What should we do?

My daughter has blue sclera? What should we do?

See below: Blue sclera maybe normal. Or, it may be associated with a rare illness called osteogenis imperfecta. With the latter, your child would have multiple fractures. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have blue sclera but mine is different since I had tatooing. What's the big deal?

I have blue sclera but mine is different since I had tatooing. What's the big deal?

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

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What does it mean when a person has light blue sclera of the eyes?

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

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If I look left or right in mirror my eyes are slightly blue where its white is it normal or isnit blue sclera?

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

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Blue Sclera (Definition)

The white outer layer of the eyeball can have a blue hue. One possible ...Read more