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The Whites Of My Eyes Are Grey
Maybe: A bluish color can be normal but it can also be side-effect of some medications. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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
Pull from muscles: This is typically seen in older patients at the insertion of the eyeball muscles--just a thinning of the white sclera over the other eye structures. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What can I do if my eyes are brown, but a grey area is forming around the top. What could be causing this?
High cholesterol: This may arcus which are cholesterol deposits in the peripheral cornea. Get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more
I'm 19 and my boyfriend is 21 and both our eyes have turned gray in the past 72 hours and we want to know what's going on with us?
Could be Chlamydia: If you are sexually active, it could be pink eye due to a chlamydia infection. You should both be seen by an ophthalmologist and have cultures taken of the inside of your eyelids (conjunctiva). It's important because this infection can damage the Fallopian tubes and cause infertility if you want to have children in the future. Treatment with antibiotic pills is curative and will prevent this. ...Read more
My husband just turned 60. The whites of his eyes are a gray cloudy color. Is this natural? I am older and my whites are clear!
This is normal: As some people age, the sclera becomes thinner and the inner structures of the eye can be seen. ...Read more
The outside of my eyes mainly the part that you don't typically see unless you move yours eyes side to side is turning gray should I be concerned?
Probably not...: Although modest changes in color of the sclera can occur with age, you seem a bit young for this. I recommend you see a regular doctor or an ophthalmologist and point this out to them. They may decide to test you for a few very uncommon metabolic disorders, or determine it is caused by some dietary factor or supplement you may be self-administering. ...Read more
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
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
My 5 year old has grey cloudy marks on the white part of her eyes.Should i be worried and what can it 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
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
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
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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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
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
I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?
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