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Doctor insights on: Sclera Anicteric

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What is anicteric sclerae.

Just means: You do not have signs of high bilirubin ie the whites of your eyes are not yellow. ...Read more

Sclera (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What happens if you tear your sclera?

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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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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What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

Abnormal: The most dangerous thing would be melanoma. This deadly cancer can cause the sclera to turn black. ...Read more

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What causes yellow scleras?

Jaundice: High levels of bilirubin in the blood causes the sclera to turn yellow. This needs to be evaluated by a primary care physician. Could be from cancer. ...Read more

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Why does my sclera look grey?

Why does my sclera look grey?

Discolored sclera: Often, the sclera, or white of the eye can become thinned over time. When that happens, the underlying pigmented tissue called the choroid shows through, giving the sclera a greyish blue appearance. This thinning is usually associated with normal aging changes. Rarely, medical conditions can cause the sclera to thin. If you're not having any other symptoms, there's no concern about this. ...Read more

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How do I treat irritated sclera?

Confused: Do you mean the white part of the eyes? Are they red and irritated?

The sclera is generically referred to as the white of the eye, made of a very tough type of protein.

When it becomes "red, " the causes can vary; from infection, to eye pressure, to injury, dryness of the cornea, allergy, etc. While some causes may be self-limited, others could blind you.

You need to get an eye examination. ...Read more

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How do I treat an irritated sclera?

Help needed: Need to diagnose whether it is conjunctivitis, epi-scleritis or true scleritis! What looks like one may be another! Implications of one diagnosis drastically different than another! Best advice is to see an eyemd for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dirty white sclera?

Not unusual: It is common for the sclera, or the white of the eye, to have pigmentation. Sometimes there are yellowish patches called pingueculae as well. If there is a new pigmentation or a substantial change in pigmentation of the sclera, this should be checked by an ophthalmologist. There is no good treatment to alter the pigmentation of the conjunctiva or sclera. ...Read more

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What could cause a pigmentation in sclera?

Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera without having oi. ...Read more

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Could you expand the sclera for cosmetic reasons?

Bad idea: The sclera is the outer coat of the eye, protecting the interior and the vision. An attempt to expand the sclera would risk the vital function and to do it for cosmeic reasons would be quite a trick and not exactly wise. ...Read more

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How to whiten my sclera by diet or any specific drop?

White sclera: Some redness to the eyes is normal and varies from person to person. To minimize this redness, you can use over-the-counter artificial tears frequently and get-the-red-out vasocontrictor drops occasionally. Be sure not to over use the get-the-red-out drops since this can make the redness worse. If redness worsens, I would see and eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My sclera on the left is blueish grey Is it a problem?

Probably not: This is probably not a problem but if it is a new finding then see your eye doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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There's a pinguecula on my sclera. Can this be harmful?

There's a pinguecula on my sclera. Can this be harmful?

No harm: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. They are not harmful in any way ...Read more

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Please answer! What would cause the sclera to turn gray?

Several options: Greyness can come about from use of silver containing medications or cosmetics. It can also be due to thinness of the sclera which allows the underlying black lining of the eye to show through. Check with your ophthalmologist to see why this has happened if this is your eye. ...Read more

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What causes isolated brownish goldish discolorations of the sclera?

What causes isolated brownish goldish discolorations of the sclera?

Pinguecula: A pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors. If it gets large, constantly irritated (red), or grows over the cornea, you may need medicated drops or surgery. ...Read more

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What do you think could be the reasons to see blue spots on sclera?

The sclera is the: White outer layer of the eyeball, continuous with the cornea at the front of the eye. A faint blue hue is usually indicative of an area of thin sclera where the vessels in the next layer (choroid) can influence the normally white color of the sclera. Uncommonly, blue or purple patches can be associated with pathology and should be evaluated by your eye care professional. ...Read more

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My sclera is of brownish colour, what causes this as I do not smoke or drink?

Discolored eyes: If uniform color, may be hereditary, espeically if afroamerican. However, if isolated area, may be due to previous bleeding (subconjunctival hemorrahge). Should see eye care provider, slight, slight possiblity could be more severe condition. ...Read more