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Why are sclera blue in osteogenesis imperfecta?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Blue sclera
The thinner scleral outer wall allows some transmission of the darker inner color giving a sensation of blue.

In brief: Blue sclera
The thinner scleral outer wall allows some transmission of the darker inner color giving a sensation of blue.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Thinner sclera
The white part of the eyeball is the sclera.
In osteogenesis imperfecta, the person has a genetic mutation that causes him to make defective connective tissues and/or not enough connective tissues. The eyeball sclera is made of connective tissue, but it is thinner in an o.I. Person, so it looks bluish instead of white.

In brief: Thinner sclera
The white part of the eyeball is the sclera.
In osteogenesis imperfecta, the person has a genetic mutation that causes him to make defective connective tissues and/or not enough connective tissues. The eyeball sclera is made of connective tissue, but it is thinner in an o.I. Person, so it looks bluish instead of white.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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