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Does Anicteric Sclera Affect The Cornea
It doesn't: The eye color is determined by the pigmentation of the iris. The intraocular lens is placed behind the iris after removal of the cloudy lens (cataract). When you are looking at (or through) the lens, you are seeing the pupil of the eye, which appears dark. Some types of lens implants can cause some reflections or glistening appearance, but they do not change eye color. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several symptoms: Eye problems are among the most common of the many serious complications of syphilis. It can cause inflammation of almost any part of the eye or the brain areas involved in vision. Symptoms depend on the specific sites affected and include pain, cloudy vision, blurred vision, double vision, blindness, and more. If you think you might have syphilis or were exposed, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
Separate spaces: The blood in a subconjunctival hemorrhage is underneath the conjunctival and over the sclera. This is a space which does not communicate with the eye interior. So blood in that space remains outside and will not enter or stain the iris nor will it enter or stain the cornea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctiva: Pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctival lining of the eye - the transparent membrane that overlies the white sclera. A few types of virus also invade the cornea and these can be considerably painful and stressful. This lining is a mucus membrane and those cells match the needs of the virus - thus they invade that tissue. ...Read more
Not really: Osteogenesis imperfecta is typically a disease of the bones due to it's predilection for affecting type i collagen. There are other types of oi (there are many types) that affect other parts of the body - the teeth, the sclera of the eyes for example, but blood vessels seem to be relatively spared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the nerves inside the eye like the ciliary nerves get damaged could it effect the color of the iris resulting in a darker colored iris?
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