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A 23-year-old female asked:

Will drinking enough water each day and getting enough sleep each night whiten the sclera of eyes and make them overall, healthier?

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Dr. Vladimiro Giua
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Genetics: If your scleare are hyperpigmented but not icteric, most likely is due to genetic transmission. if your scleare are injected and reach in vascularities then they will improve with proper sleeping habits. make sure there is no infectious process. Genetic scleare hyperpigmentation will not improve with proper hydration and sleeping habits.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2017


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