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Gray In Corner Of Baby Eye
My babys eyes look like there is pink on the sclera is this normal he is 4mths with gray eyes and it looks like its going arond the outside of iris?
Pink on the eye: May be conjunctivits. Most is viral some is bacteria ( usually have a discharge if bacteria, may also be allergic, Sometimes if the nose is congested there is back up for fluid to the eye and that can cause eye swelling and other issues . F/u and call pediatrician this AM ...Read more
Pigmentosis: Most of the time, means benign changes. Most likely your son has a dark completion and this is just pignent in the covers of the eye. But it would be nice to visit the pediatric ophthalmologist in your area and make sure of that. ...Read more
My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.
Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more
5months old babies left inner eye corner skin has turned white, what can be the cause? Is it temporary?
Skin: Let your pediatrician have a look at it as I cannot help you. Good Luck ...Read more
Definitely: Many children, even those of black or hispanic ancestry, are born with light colored irises. The basic model iris is actually white, though we call it "blue". All the other colors like green, hazel, brown, and black are result from adding different amounts of brown pigment to a white iris. The irises of many children darken with age. ...Read more
A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?
Several things are on the list including medications, diseases of the eye as well as other systemic diseases that can cause this. See link below for more info. Best to see eye doctor for eval
Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
There is a dark grey irregular shaped spot on the white portion of my baby girl's eyeball (8 months old), what's that? Is it going to go away later?
Normal: Many people brown or gray spots on the white part of the eye called the sclera. It is pretty common. This is scleral melanocytosis. It is not harmful and treatment is usually considered cosmetic. ...Read more
I've just noticed on my 16 month old daughter, the outside corner of her right eye has a grey tinge to it. It wasn't there before and has only appeare?
Possible nevi: mention it to your pediatrician some skin lesions-nevi appear later in life, not present al birth ...Read more
My 11 yr old daughter has five grey spots on the white of the eye. She has had one since a baby but just resendly saw 4 more on the top. Is this nor?
Eye spots: It is best if you have her eyes checked by an ophthalmologist Good luck. ...Read more
Child 8 no appetite weight loss dizzy episodes grey skin colour changes blue lips then ok again, having funny spells vision blacks out dark sunk eyes?
Distress.: The child sounds in distress and needs to be taken to ER immediately. There are many possibilities such as juvenile diabetes, cardiac or lung problems, infection, thyroid issues, adrenal crisis etc. but the child needs IV fluid and immediate work-up and most likely hospitalization. Don't delay. ...Read more
Itchy sore yellowish/grey lesion lower inside corner of eye. Not pinkeye/allergies/foreign obj/stye. Itching began yesterday, lesion this am. Cause?
Gray eye spot: The most common cause of a gray eye spot as we age is senile scleral plaques. They are benign and do not cause any problems. ...Read more
Blue sclera: What you are most likely noticing is something called blue sclera, in areas where the tough white connective tissue covering the eye (sclera) is thin enough to show the underlying vascular layer (choroid). This oftentimes can occur alone with no other issues, but it can also be found in certain rare connective tissue diseases. It's probably fine, but i would have a pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more
I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?
Arcus senilis: Without seeing your eyes, the most likely cause of a ring in an older individual would be this condition. A less likely, but important condition to check would be kayser-fleischer ring, which is a sign of copper build-up due to wilson's disease. Get an eye exam to be sure. ...Read more
If I have hazel eyes & my husband has blue, what color eyes might our daughter have? They are currently bluish gray. She is 2wks.
Eye color: Eye color is given by multiple gene sets and is very difficult to be sure of the child's eye color. ...Read more
Probably nothing: But you may want to get your carotids checked out. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more
Definitely get exam: This could be anything from a visual migraine to a tia. The fact that the gray area is in a quadrant does suggest a possible cerebral problem (visual pathways in the brain rather than from the eye itself), but a direct problem in the eye is still possible. An eye exam by an ophthalmologist and possibly a visual field test will help to determine the cause. ...Read more
Hi! so I have gray colored spots on the white of my eyes for a while now, how do I get rid of them?
My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.
Needs evaluation: If it is as you say this could be an embedded piece of metal or other dust that needs to be removed or it could distort a larger area on the eye. HAve him see his doc and s/he can decide if an eye doc should be consulted. I have removed these occasionally with techniques I learned during training. ...Read more
I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?
Get checked: May have been an ocular migraine, but another possibility is amaurosis fugax, related to impairment of blood supply and possibly associated with increased risk of stroke. You should have a dilated eye exam, screening for blood pressure/cholesterol and possibly additional testing such as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries. ...Read more
I have brown eyes and I have gray blue green rings outside out the eye twice change pure hazel and once blue then I notice golden dark brown greenish?
lovely. Pigmentation changes. It isn't usually a sign of disease BUT if it were it would be a mineral pigment disease such as
WILSON's DISEASE (copper, ring is copper colored)
or hemosiderosis (iron, ring is iron colored. but skin is steel colored... grey, more noticeable than eye). ...Read more
Hi my son is 19 years old and he has a gray-ish tint to the white part of his eyes… He just saw his ophthalmologist and he said it's normal without an?
That is normal: just as the ophthalmologist told you.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea. ...Read more
Most likely benign: The white part of your eye is called the sclera. The sclera can accumulate pigmentation: blue, grey or brown discoloration due to melanin, a natural occurring pigment. Some rare cases are a form of "pre-cancer" - so you should let your eye md check you out. Rarely, certain silver containing medications can turn the sclera blue. Most cases are benign aging changes. ...Read more
Blue sclera: The most common reason the whites of your eyes (sclera) are blue is because there are areas of the sclera that are thinner than others. In those spots, the underlying pigmented tissue of the inside of the eye shows through and it gives those areas a bluish grey color. Rarely, these spots can be associated with eye problems, so if you're concerned or having other symptoms, then see your eye md. ...Read more