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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Biyana | 2005/12/13

Q.

White part of eye - greyish in color

Every now and then i notice that my daughter (28 months) the white part of her eyeball is rather greyish blue in color instead of more white, is there any problem? do i need to take her to an eye specialist, in the past she went to 2 different eye specialists but not for this (before i noticed the color change) i took her for the teary eye babies normally have and just before she was scheduled for an operation for the teary eye, it cleared on its own, so i never went back to the eye specialist. Other than that she is very healthy, except for some food allergies she also takes an iron supplement every 2nd day, her paedi thinks she might be anaemic due to her looking pale on the day we visited the paedi at 2 yrs of age. Personally i dont think she is pale, just her complexion, 1 colored parent, 1 black parent. I mention all this in case these impact on the eye color change too....

Your advice please, i would hate to just ignore it and then find out later it is a symptom of something more serious. The color change does not last for more than a day or two at a time, I've noticed it about 3 times over the past year.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very unusual as the colour of the white part of the eye does not change from one day to another. There is a medical condition in which the whites of the eyes are always blue. It would be worthwhile getting an opinion from your paediatrician.

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