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Question:
My 5-year-old has a gray spot on the white of her eye. I was just wondering what may cause this.

Answer:
An ophthalmologist should look at any abnormal pigmentations on the eye to determine if they need investigation or treatment. Certain conditions that cause gray spots on the eye, such as scleral melanocytosis or amelanotic conjunctival nevi, are benign but still warrant monitoring for the development of associated eye diseases. Other conditions such as scleral thinning, which can give a bluish gray appearance, need prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Answered by: Omar R. Chaudhary, MD Dr. Omar R. Chaudhary

Categories: Children's Eye Health, General Eye Health

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