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what does yellowing of the eyes mean

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Jaundice: Elevation of bilirubin can cause yellowing of the whites of the eyes. This could be a sign of liver disease, mono or hemolytic anemia or a condition c ... Read More
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Mild scarring: There is common yellowing from exposure, dryness, etc, and then there is more severe yellowing from liver disease.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Yellow spots: If not liver induced this is usually environmental if not from liver disease this can be a sign of chronic environment ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Jaundice!: When the white of the eye start turning yellow, it is called jaundice. That is seen in patient with liver dysfunction. See you doctor for more defin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Scleral icterus: Yellowing of eye/skin is called jaundice because of the elevation of a substance called bilirubin. When your blood cells breakdown, some bilirubin is ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Jaundice: If the whites of your eyes have turned yellow, it is possible that you have elevated levels of bilirubin in your blood. See a doctor soon, as this is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Jaundice/ icterus: If the whites of the eyes turn yellow - this is called jaundice and can be related to a number of health conditions. This warrants medical evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Saunders
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Jaundice: It could be nothing or it could be a sign of liver disease, jaundice. It warrants a visit to your primary care doctor first (not your eye doctor)
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Acute jaundice: Jaundice is usually due to deposition of bilirubin in the whites of the eyes. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of hemoglobin, which is found in red ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Yellow eyes: This may be associated with a liver abnormality. Please see your doc asap.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Can mean liver : Disease or damage. See your primary care doctor for testing.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver disease: Yellow sclera (the whites of your eyes) is called icterus which is an eye-specific form of jaundice. Jaundice is a result of elevated bilirubin which ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Need more info: There are several causes for conjunctival pigmentations. Jaundice is seen as yellowing on the conjunctiva, but other conditions like pinguecula or me ... Read More

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