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Causes Of Blue Sclera
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
No: But it is associated with a slightly higher risk for cataracts.See 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Blue sclera: The white outer layer of the eyeball can have a blue hue. One possible cause is Osteogenesis imperfecta/
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.