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I am now 63 yrs old and noticed the whites of my eyes are a bluish grey color. Is this normal?

I am now 63 yrs old and noticed the whites of my eyes are a bluish grey color. Is this normal?

Maybe: A bluish color can be normal but it can also be side-effect of some medications. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...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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Why are the whites of my eyes gray?

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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The whites of my eyes are gray- what can you tell me about this?

The whites of my eyes are gray- what can you tell me about this?

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

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What does having gray eyes mean?

What does having gray eyes mean?

Can be aging: If you are talking the white part of the eyes then this can be normal aging. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus this can be problematic. Gray irides are just a variant in color. ...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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Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

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

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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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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

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

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I have brown eyes but I have bluish gray circles around them what is this from?

I have brown eyes but I have bluish gray circles around them what is this from?

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

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My 3 old child has gray dots in the white area of his eyes, what does this mean?

My 3 old child has gray dots in the white area of his eyes, what does this mean?

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

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They say my eyes changed from grey to brown when I was a baby. Is that really possible?

They say my eyes changed from grey to brown when I was a baby.  Is that really possible?

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

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I have dark grey wavy lines my vision which move when i move my eyes. What is the cause of this?

I have dark grey wavy lines my vision which move when i move my eyes. What is the cause of this?

Lines: These may be harmless floaters, but if they are of recent origin and have appeared suddenly in more than a few numbers, have an ophthalmologist examine you to rule out serious retinal problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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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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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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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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