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A 43-year-old member asked:

are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes if new: Some people have a slightly yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes but this is constant and life long. If you have newly acquired yellowing it is almost always due to liver dysfunction with the accumulation of bilirubin in the tissues including the whites of the eyes. Your gastroenterologist should be consulted as soon as possible.

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