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Doctor insights on: Grey Color Eye

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Would having grey eyes classify as a type of heterochomia?

Would having grey eyes classify as a type of heterochomia?

No: Heterochromia is when the eyes do not match in color or there is significant variation in color of one iris. If both eyes are the same grey, this is a normal variant. ...Read more

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Is having grey marks on your eyeball bad?

Is having grey marks on your eyeball bad?

Not necessarily: See an eye doctor to be sure, but there are normal areas of pigmentation on the eye and sometimes areas can look red, yellow, brown or gray. There are rarer conditions where the white part can even be blue! sometimes these pigmentations are chronic and generally safer and sometimes these are new and need to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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Why are my eye whites greying?

Why are my eye whites greying?

Really greying?: Sometimes melanin pigment deposits can give appearance of graying. This is normal. In older age grey plaque in sclera are normal. If your sclera is progressively getting grey it may be thinning due to "collagen vascular diseases', although rare but since you are only 34 you must see an ophthalmologist that then will refer you to a rheumatologist for more workup & diagnosis if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholesterol issues in young patients. ...Read more

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What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

Probably normal: Grey spots on the sclera (white of the eye) are usually areas of thinning of the eye wall, which is common with age. This thinning allows the pigmented tissues beneath the sclera to show through, which gives this grey appearance. However, areas of increased pigmentation (usually brown or black) can indicate a risk for cancer or pre-cancer on the surface of the eye, so get an eye exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Why did my dark blue eyes turn grey over time?

Why did my dark blue eyes turn grey over time?

Due to light and ang: It is the way eyes react to light and angle and grey eyes may look somewhat blue under these circumstances. ...Read more

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One blue-grey eye and other brown-green. Is this normal?

One blue-grey eye and other brown-green. Is this normal?

Eye variant: Most eyes have the same approximate coloration but occasionaly there are those with some variant such as you have. As long as the vision is fine in each eye and the color difference is life long, then this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

Arcus senilis: Arcus senilis is a blue gray ; white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It is very common in older adults. It can be associated with a higher than normal blood cholesterol level (so check that out) but can be a genetic variation also; it does not cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. ...Read more

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What does the gray spot on the eyeball is. What causes to get it ?

What does the gray spot on the eyeball is. What causes to get it ?

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

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I used to have blue eyes now they're green/grey. What made them change?

Increased pigment: Eye color can become dark as the amount of pigmented cells in the eyes increases over time. In the vast majority of people with this, it is normal. A few medications, especially prostaglandin glaucoma drops, can cause this change as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of that grey film over the eyes when a person faints?

What are the causes of that grey film over the eyes when a person faints?

Decreased blood flow: Fainting often can be the result of decreased blood flow to the brain. As the carotid arteries enter the skull, the first branches from them are actually to the eyes. Decreased blood flow to the eyes can result in a "greying out" of the vision. It occurs because the retinal and optic nerve tissues are not getting enough oxygen. ...Read more

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I recently have two very small grey dots in the white of my eye, what could it be?

I recently have two very small grey dots in the white of my eye, what could it be?

Great eye dots: Your description is most likely consistent with gray spots corresponding the deep vessels in the sclera (white of eye). It has probably been present for quite some time and you just did not notice it. Other issues can cause this appearance so if this is a new finding or if it is changing, you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause the outer edges of a two and a half year old's eye whites to become gray?

What would cause the outer edges of a two and a half year old's eye whites to become gray?

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

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If i close my eyes really tight, my vision kind of greys out when i open them, why is that?

If i close my eyes really tight, my vision  kind of greys out when i open them, why is that?

Reduced blood: If you close your eyes really tight, not only does it make the photoreceptors in your eyes more sensitive to light, but you may also be compressing the blood vessels. This would have the effect of overstimulating the photoreceptors, causing you to have funny vision for a few seconds - grey, funny lights, etc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?

I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?

Eye color change: If you are using certain glaucoma eyedrops, such as latanoprost or travatan, the eye color may change. If you have certain diseases, the eye color may change. If the iris is changing color, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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I have a concussion, the whites of my eyes have now turned grey and my eyes are glossy like I'm stoned...is this normal?

I have a concussion, the whites of my eyes have now turned grey and my eyes are glossy like I'm stoned...is this normal?

Normal for now: The gray may be coming from blood that is slowly being removed from the white of the eyes. It can also be from other issues such as liver or kidney problems. You should seek out advice from either your primary doctor or an eye doctor ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why are the whites of my eyes gray?

Gray eyes: Send photo as could be arcus senilus or scleral plaques. Need to see photo to see cause. ...Read more

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Why do I have blueish or grey rings around my eyes?

Why do I have blueish or grey rings around my eyes?

Could be Cholesterol: This can be a sign of high cholesterol. You should see an ophthalmologist and get checked because while we can see this normally sometimes, you're a little too young and this may be a sign of high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Why does my 5 year old white part of her eyes grey. it is scaring me.

Why does my 5 year old white part of her eyes grey. it is scaring me.

See eye doc.: Kids can have grey, black or brown areas on the sclera (white part of the eye). It if usually nothing BUT, especially if this is new, she needs to get checked by an eye doctor. Do it in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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I has brown eyes but has started getting grey rings around the iris. what could cause this?

I has brown eyes but has started getting grey rings around the iris. what could cause this?

Corneal arcus: This is a deposit of lipid from your circulation which frequently will accumulate actually in an arc or ring at the edge of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye). It is more obvious in those with brown eyes. It is benign, will cause no change in the vision or health of the eye. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has grey cloudy marks on the white part of her eyes.Should i be worried and what can it be?

Probably normal!: See an ophthalmologist. Probably a nevis of the sclera or conjunctiva. But there is a possibility it could be something worse or be associated with a risk for getting glaucoma. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has grey spots in the whites of his eyes he's had these all his life but we are curious as to what they might be?

My boyfriend has grey spots in the whites of his eyes he's had these all his life but we are curious as to what they might be?

Choroidal Veins: Discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), is usually due to the underlying choroidal veins which can show through. It may sometimes be associated with a genetic disorder of collagen formation, but not always. Might want to discuss with his doc regarding any other signs/symptoms of possible collagen formation disorder. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more

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Why do my eyes constantly change color? They are usually grey, but have changed to brown, hazel, blue, and green. Is this normal?

Appearance: Some fortunate people have multicolored eyes. In the microscope, there are several colors on the iris: blue, brown, green and so forth. When you wear clothes that match one of the colors, the eyes appear to change. ...Read more

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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

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Hi I'm 18 and have dark brown eyes and recently I have noticed that my iris have developed a grey outer ring. Is it something I should worry about?

Hi I'm 18 and have dark brown eyes and recently I have noticed that my iris have developed a grey outer ring. Is it something I should worry about?

Grey ring on iris: IMahmood ~ that is an early onset of "arcus senilis" characteristic of older people. It is probably of no significance, but it is sometimes associated with raised cholesterol so have your cholesterol panel done and if normal I would not be concerned, but check cholesterol regularly.
TOTAL, LDL,HDL, cholesterol and serum triglycerides
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What does it mean when the white of the eye is grey?

What does it mean when the white of the eye is grey?

Several possible: Reasons, ranging from normal variant to serious problem of the sclera. See eye md if you have any pain blurring or were born with brittle bones (extremely rare, you probably don't have that). ...Read more