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02/07/2014

Why do the whites of eyes suddenly turned blue?

When I was looking in the mirror a few hours ago, I noticed that the whites of my eyes had turned blue. I'm a student and I am living in accommodation right now. I'm panicking. I called my mom to tell her and she told me she had noticed that. What's wrong with my eyes? I was hoping someone could help me with this.
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  • b1eedingthrough

    02/08/2014

    The white part of the eyes can be called sclera. It is normally a thick tissue. it becomes translucent and allows the underlying tissue to show through if it thins. If you are suffering from this kind of situation, the blue thing you see might be veins. There are several things which can cause thinning of the sclera. They are aging, not having enough iron in your blood, some medications (like steroids). In most cases, the thinning of sclera is not serious. But they can sometimes be a sign of something more serious like Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Russell Silver Syndrome, Pyknodysostosis, Hallermann- Schermann-Streiff syndrome and Marfan Syndrome. These are rare and you would have other symptoms as well. It would probably be a good idea to see an opthalmologist ASAP. Hope this helped!
  • Melissa duncan

    02/08/2014

    Sweetie, I suggest you to have your eyes checked ASAP. Sometimes the change of our eye color or skin color is a sign of poisoning. Toxicity from argyrosis, topical medications and systemic medications can be considered if our eyes change color dramatically. Systemic medications such as phenothiazines, amiodarone, minocycline and antimalarial agents may cause changes in ocular pigmentation.
  • Angela tuener

    02/07/2014

    I am sorry to hear that. I have never heard that before. So I don't know what caused your problems. But I know that the sudden change of eye color can be a starting sign of some potential disease and you'd better see an eye doctor immediately.
  • walksonfloors

    02/07/2014

    You could go to the doctor apt immediately if there is a doctor apt in your school. Sometimes it could be a starting sign of some potential disease if our eyes change color suddenly. I have heard that the whites of our eyes will turn yellow if we have some problem on our liver or they are tinted by smokes. But I have never heard that the whites of our eyes can turn blue. Wait, are they veins? Dilated veins? I also think you should see an eye doctor immediately to have your eyes checked thoroughly.
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