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What does it mean when a child's of the eyes are blue hued.

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What does it mean...

What does it mean when a child's white of the eyes are blue hued.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?

No - just concerned with grandchild

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No - she's a healthy 3 year old

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 7 months ago

The most common cause of a blue appearance to the sclera (the white part of the eye) in a child is the fact that the normal thinness of the layers of eye allow the darker color of the underlying tissues to be seen through the white of the eye, thus creating the blue hue that is often seen in the infant eye. As the child grows and the sclera matures the blue hue will gradually disappear. There are other more serious causes of blue sclera, but fortunately these other causes are uncommon ( e.g osteogenesis imperfecta, phenylketonuria etc ).

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