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blue sclera

Hi, i have a noticable blue tint to my sclera. i didnt think much of it when i was younger because i didnt have any health problems but every once in a while someone will point it out to me and the're usually a little amazed that my sclera are slightly blue.
my question is: is normal for some people to have blue sclera without having any health problems? or is blue sclera always a symptom for some sort of disease?


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233488 tn?1310693103
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You can use the search feature or go to Dr. Hagan's eye blog to read all the causes of blue sclera. If its mostly white and slightly bluish in some areas its ually just thin sclera.

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What make a thin sclera or white parts of eyes? My sclera is light blue, so can I wear contact lenses?
177275 tn?1511755244
Thin sclera can occur very rarely as a result of a disease osteogenesis imperfect.  HOWEVER by far the most common cause is thin sclera. This is more common in myopes who have long eyes; more common in front of the medial and lateral rectus where the muscle pull thins sclera (3 and 9 o'clock) on the cornea and in fair skinned, blue eyed people. It should not affect your contact lens wear.
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Can broken rim of contact lenses harm sclera such as scratch, thin, or scar... Etc? Any symtop can occure if it does harm eye?
177275 tn?1511755244
The contact lens does not touch that part of the eye.
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So can broken rim contact lenses harm any part of eye?
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I have had thin sclera since i was born, is there anything i could do to thicken it? Like stakr vitamins that build up collogen or? Thanks (:
177275 tn?1511755244
Unfortunately no nothing will selectively make your sclera thicker.
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