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5 mo old grandaughter, strong, happy, growing and developing

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5 mo old grandaughter, strong, happy, growing and developing on schedule, has med blue sclera. Any significance?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. PG replied 8 years ago.
   The sclera is seen blue in some people because we can see the uveal tissue below it. This occurs when the sclera is thinner than normal. The most common cause of this in children is Buphthalmos i.e. a congenital glaucoma. Myopia or high minus power in the eye can present as blue sclera. But it is rare at 5 months of age. This is rare, but can be present in infants. The other causes are rare conditions like osteogenesis imperfecta (weak bones), marfan's syndrome, Ehler dahnlos syndrome etc. These are all rare disorders.
I would advise you to get your grand-daughter evaluated by an Ophthalmologist to rule out the above possibilities or that she has a normally thin sclera.
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