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Sclera (Overview)

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 covering to the sclera.


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How do I keep sclera white?

How do I keep sclera white?

Discover cause: If the white of the eye is other than white, problems ranging from allergy all the way to liver failure could be the problem. Mopping up the water on the floor doesn't stop the leak! If the problem lingers or worsens, get checked by an eyemd. Diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment! ...Read more

Sclera (Overview)

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 covering to the sclera.


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How to get white sclera again?

How to get white sclera again?

See an eye doctor: As we age the clear tissue that covers the sclera is exposed to the environment and like the rest of our body undergoes aging changes. These changes include pigmentary changes, increase in size of blood vessels, and slight darkening of the conjunctiva when compared to the part of eye under the lids. To rule out disease see an eye doctor. Avoid abuse of drops to. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
Once
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What is the normal sclera color?

What is the normal sclera color?

Variable: Usually white but it can have some flecks of pigment in it and the color tends to get a bit ivory with age and time. ...Read more

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How to get my sclera white again?

How to get my sclera white again?

Examination: There are many causes of discoloration of the sclera. Some of them are treatable and some are not. See your eye care provider for an evaluation and potential treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
Once
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What cause the sclera turn brown?

What cause the sclera turn brown?

Rare issue: In 25 years of specialty practice I have never seen this in caucasian race except in rare cases of conjunctival nevi. Much more common in blacks who can develop progressive conjunctival melanosis which should be addressed by eye physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have black sclera?

Unlikely: The sclera can become grey from repeated use of silver containing solutions and the sclera may get sort of blue in color from a few inherited issues and chronic inflammation of the eye. True blackness could only happen from the extremely rare spread of a melanoma but that would only be at the site of the tumor. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
Once
Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
Once
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What happens if you tear your sclera?

Tear of sclera: Minor tears will heal. Watch out for infection follow up with opthamolgist and large and deep lacerations may need repair ...Read more

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How long for scratched sclera to heal?

How long for scratched sclera to heal?

Few days: The sclera is the white part of the eye, which is covered by a translucent membrane called the conjunctiva. Any scratch to the white part of the eye would scratch the conjunctiva, not the sclera, unless it was very deep - which is much more serious. You should be seen by your ophthalmologist to be sure. Most conjunctival abrasions or corneal abrasions heal within a few days with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Get adequate sleep
daily
Limit caffeine and stimulants
once
See your doctor if the problem is persistent or becomes severe
once
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In what way can I make my sclera whiter?

White eyes: The whites of your eyes are often genetic inherited and often based on your pigmentation. Some patients feel their eyes are bloodshot...
DO NOT use Visine-like products. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build up in the sclera?

What causes fluid build up in the sclera?

Inflammation: Most fluid accumulates in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane in front of the white sclera. Inflammation from infection, trauma, allergy, or chemical exposure can cause this. True scleral edema (sweeling) is rare and found in severe scleritis. The swelling can result in retinal edema as well. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
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What causes a white outgrowth on the sclera?

Scleral growth: Your description could quite a few different things. The most common would be a pinguecula which is a benign growth related to uv exposure. It could also be a precancerous or cancerous lesion so you need to have the lesion evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can you do anything about a thinning sclera?

Can you do anything about a thinning sclera?

Find the cause: Many people start having brownish blue spots on their sclera from aging. This is a normal mild thinning process. However in rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen vascular diseases you get pathological thinning of sclera. Should have your family doctor check you for those diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do to make the sclera white again?

Depends on cause: Is it prominent blood vessels, allergic reaction, infection, subconj heme, pigmentation, conjunctival mass, scarring etc. Have it looked at by an eye care specialist. ...Read more

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What are some methods to brighten the sclera?

What are some methods to brighten the sclera?

Sclera whitening: Frequent artificial tears, treatment of any eye or eyelid disorders, get-the-red out drops, oral tetracyclines (in certain cases). ...Read more

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What could this brown splotch on my sclera be?

Darkness: This could be pigment or dried blood. You should see your ophthalmologist to make sure. ...Read more