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Doctor insights on: What Does A Darkened Sclera Mean

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What does it mean if your sclera has turned yellow?

What does it mean if your sclera has turned yellow?

Check liver: If your sclera was white and recently has changed to an obvious yellow, then it might be staining from bile in your blood stream from a damaged liver. Check with you internist to rule this out. ...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 does a light blue sclera mean?

What does a light blue sclera mean?

This depends: This usually refers to thin sclera, thin enough so that the blueish hues of the darker inner eye can be seen. Blue sclera can be seen with simple aging, ocular abnormalities like scleritis or more systemic conditions like osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person has blue 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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Please explain what it means if your sclera is quite yellow?

Possible liver ill: If you sclera was white and now has become yellow, the most common cause is liver disease with staining of the tissue (jaundice) by the unmetabolized chemicals ordinarily taken care of by a normal liver. See you doctor right away for this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when a person has light blue sclera?

Underlying pigment: Normal sclera is opaque and quite white. If it thins out for some reason, the underlying pigmented uvea adds a bluish hue to the sclera at that point. Things that thin the sclera are certain inherited conditions like ehlers-danlos or trauma, elevation of the eye pressure in the young and some chronic inflammatory eye diseases. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person's sclera turns yellow and you can see it happening?

? Jaundice?: Yellow sclera can be related to jaundice. If your skin and sclera are turning yellow please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person has light blue sclera of the eyes?

See below;: The white sclera takes on a bluish tint when this normally thick tissue thins. The sclera becomes translucent, allowing the underlying tissue to show through. There are lots of reasons someone can have blue "whites". Anything that results in a thinning of the sclera could cause it. While most cases of sclera discoloration are benign, they can be a sign of something more serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when the sclera part of your eye is blue?

Please explain what it means when the sclera part of your eye is blue?

Thin sclera: Normal sclera is opaque and quite white. If it thins out for some reason, the underlying pigmented uvea adds a bluish hue to the sclera at that point. Things that thin the sclera are certain inherited conditions like ehlers-danlos or trauma, elevation of the eye pressure in the young and some chronic inflammatory eye diseases. ...Read more

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Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Astigmatism: The 'cyl' column in your eye prescription refers to astigmatism. You can think of astigmatism like warping on the surface of your eye -- like a football shape compared to a basketball shape. You have 2.5 diopters of astigmatism. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a dot on your eye?

What exactly does it mean to have a dot on your eye?

Eval: I am sorry, but the description is to vague to venture even a guess. Why not have it evaluated by your physician or your opthamologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Please tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Pleat: Send photo. Sounds like conjunctivochalasis which are extra folds in conjunctiva. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Is getting contacts the only way to make my eye color darken?

Is getting contacts the only way to make my eye color darken?

No: There is an eye drop that can darken your eye color. It is a permanent change in color. Talk to your eye doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have a blackspot in my eye and flashes what does that mean?

I have a blackspot in my eye and flashes what does that mean?

Needs evaluation: The most common cause of these symptoms is a posterior vitreous detachment. But there are more serious problems, like retinal detachment or tear, that can cause the same symptoms. Get this evaluated by an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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What does this mean if I'm seeing flashing lights/lines in my eye?

See Eye MD: Two common causes are migraines and retinal problems. An ophthalmologist can help you sort it out. The retinal problems associated with flashing lights can be very serious ones. ...Read more

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What means of eye deasises synechai.?

What means of eye deasises synechai.?

Synechai: Is the attachment of iris to the lens (posterior) or to cornea (anterior). This happens when iris gets inflamed in diseases such as iritis, uveitis, or other diseases. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eye is giving me a headache?

What does it mean if my eye is giving me a headache?

Evaluation: Most of the time headaches are not due to eye problems. That being said, I would recommend an eye exam if you haven't had one in the last 2 years. The pain may be in the area of the eye but not related to vision. I would start with evaluation by your Family Doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a dot of blood in your eye?

What does it mean to have a dot of blood in your eye?

Usually nothing: Might be a prominent vessel or a burst vessel on the white part of the eye. If inside the eye (over iris or something), then can be more serious. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Pucker: You are probably referring to a condensation of the vitreous face over the macula which causes a ripple in the underlying retina and a lowering of the vision. This is not often termed a pleat but could be named so. These need evaluation by retinal specialists who can sometimes treat it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an eye pressure of 64?

What does it mean to have an eye pressure of 64?

High: It means an error or if really elevated that high, then the drain of the eye is not working and steps need to be taken to bring the pressure down immediately or glaucomatous damage to the nerve will occur. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?

What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?

Watch it.: This is "borderline high" pressures. Any higher and would be considered ocular hypertension. Good to check corneal thickness (pachymetry) as this has a direct effect on pressure readings. Still, not much to worry about. ...Read more

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What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

Caffeine and...: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision. Com/eye_twitch. Html for more info! ...Read more

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What is that mean when your eye is twitching repeatly?

What is that mean when your eye is twitching repeatly?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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What exactly does the number for my eye prescription mean?

What exactly does the number for my eye prescription mean?

It means: There are many numbers that make up a eye glass prescription. They may include the amount of nearsighted or farsightedness, the amount of astigmatism, the location of the astigmatism, whether the glasses or single-vision or multi-vision, the amount of prism in the glasses, the amount of additional power for close work.

There are other specifications as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a dot on your eye's white part?

What does it mean to have a dot on your eye's white part?

It varies.: A "dot" on your eye's white part (the sclera) can be from varied causes, most of them benign. The most common is a grey dot that people accidentally stumble upon that is present in several places on the sclera. These are actually an accumulation of nerve endings that are visible on the sclera. A "dark" dot from birth is likely a nevus or benign mole. A growth could be a pinguecula or pterygium. ...Read more

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Heterochromic-inherited children eye colors, what does this mean?

Heterochromic-inherited children eye colors, what does this mean?

Heterochromatic eyes: There is no esoteric medical problem involved. It is considered a normal variant. ...Read more

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Its feels like something grainy or perhaps a rock is in my eye and it hurts. What does this mean?

Its feels like something grainy or perhaps a rock is in my eye and it hurts. What does this mean?

Pain in the eye: Could be many things, you should try to call the eye doctor office to find out when they want to see you. ...Read more

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Sph -1.00 eye exam, what does it mean?

Sph -1.00 eye exam, what does it mean?

Mild nearsightedness: You have mild nearsightedness without astigmatism. That means you could see at distance more clearly with glasses of power -1.00 diopters. ...Read more

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Can head trauma darken your eye color?

Can head trauma darken your eye color?

Not in my opinion: I know of no mechanism of head trauma affecting the permanent color of your iris. ...Read more

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What does a white spot mean in your eye?

Pinguecula?: Actinic damage can manifest as small yellow-white "bumps", usually @ the 3:00 ; 9:00 position along the surface of the conjunctiva in the horizontal interlid area. These are benign. Tears ; uv blocking lenses are appropriate. ...Read more