My dad pointed out to me in about December that my eyes look so cool, there's blue where the white should be and I didn't know what he was talking about. I later checked a few days later in the mirror and it turns out he was right. The whites of my eyes (sclera) are blue. When I look to the side, you can see the blue and white seperation(hope you know what I'm trying to say). I've looked it up and most of the associations with it are rare diseases that I am pretty sure I don't have. I was a raw vegan before and it damaged my system really bad (Beau's lines in toenails, finger nails turn blue, some toenails show a more clubbed shape) and maybe that has something to do with it. I ate wheat(bread) a bit after I stopped eating raw vegan. The first animal products I reintroduced were liver and eggs. Since then I've eaten a WAPF/Paleo diet(I eat cheese,yogurt,cream,butter and a little red rice) so my iron levels should be normalizing I think. What I want to know is have any of you looked at your sclera and seen if it was white or blueish? Can anyone give me a clue as to why I might have it? I will be seeing an optometrist soon. Any other things I could do at home to take care of my eyes?
Hi! My daughter also has bluish sclera, instead of white. She is just 5-year-old. You havan't mentioned your age. It is quite normal thing if it is sky bluish or slightly violet tint. I am hindu Indian. According to our mythological stories, who have worshiped Lord Vishnu or doing good deeds to humanity(in his/her earlier life or in past births), will have this kind blue background eyes and it is also believed that if he/she will worship any one of the god, Lord Vishnu or Rama or Shiva, or just being good to humanity and helping others, will be very benificial for this person and he/she will achieve great success and satisfaction. Believe it or not! It is mentioned in our stories.
If you are playing around with methylene blue (a blue stain used for microscope slides, also used in aquariums as an anti-fungal, and as an anti-malarial for people) it can turn the eyes blue, temporarily. However, if you had that in your system, other things would turn blue and you would know what that was.
Have you ever been on any oral medications for more than a couple of weeks? Specifically, I'm thinking off the top of my head about minocycline/minocin/soladyn? Those can cause a bluish hue to occur in the sclerae (and the fingernails), as can a few other medications. The first rare disease that comes to mind w blue sclerae is osteogenesis imperfecta... and you're right, you would definitely be aware that you had it.
This is kind of out on a limb (and really you should ask your doctor/optometrist because internet-diagnosing is a good way to freak yourself out), but do you have a family history of arthritis?
Alkaptonuria is a rare inborn error of metabolism in which the body is unable to break down the amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine. This causes homogentisic acid to accumulate in connective tissue throughout the body. Blue pigmentation of the sclera and ears are often the earliest changes, with arthritic complications usually presenting after the age of 40. (pubmed article)
I was born with the whites of my eyes blue as my daughter's are too. Nothing is wrong with me I am 32 and have perfect vision as does my daughter. People find it really cool and often ask me if I dye the whit parts of my eye. I think if you are born with it then you are fine but if it develops later in life there may be something wrong. GO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT. I suggest you look at old baby photos and young childhood photos you may just not have noticed it before. I had friends for years who never noticed mine and thought I did something different to them but when I pulled out my baby photos to show them they seen and could not believe that It was true . And it could be you just never noticed before I mean come on how ofter do you really pay attention to the color your eyes. Hope this helps you.....