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Can diabetes cause you to have yellowish eyes?

Can diabetes cause you to have yellowish eyes?

No: This is not a typical sign of diabetes. Yellow eyes could point to liver disease. See your doctor for an evaluation if you have this. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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My dad has diabetes since 5 years, he's 57 years old. Sometimes he wakes up with edema of nose or swollen testes. He has yellow eyes. Any suggested causes

My dad has diabetes since 5 years, he's 57 years old. Sometimes he wakes up with edema of nose or swollen testes. He has yellow eyes. Any suggested causes

Many: Check his liver to make sure everything is ok. Then check heart and kidneys. Fluid build up is not a symptom of diabetes, but poorly controlled diabetes for many years can affect the organs above causing yellow eyes (liver) or edema (heart, kidneys). ...Read more

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38wks pregnant w/2nd child, no hbp or diabetes, yet as of a week ago the vision in my right eye is blurry and yellow tinted. What could be the cause?

38wks pregnant w/2nd child, no hbp or diabetes, yet as of a week ago the vision in my right eye is blurry and yellow tinted. What could be the cause?

CALL YOUR OB NOW: All? S like this at your gestational age should be directled to your ob, so call your OB now, I would not like one of my preg pts at any gestational age asking that? Here without asking me! Could be due to many differnet causes and u and the baby need to be assessed so call your ob, your OB is on call today or has someone oncall for yoru ob. ...Read more

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Usually how long can uncontrolled diabetes take to effect the eyes/cause blindness?

Usually how long can uncontrolled diabetes take to effect the eyes/cause blindness?

Variable: Uncontrolled diabetes is a precursor to the kind of blinding vascular events that can occur in the eyes. But diabetes has a variable course, and all are not susceptible in the same way so some might get into visual trouble in 3-5 years but others might take much longer. Best to follow the recommended visit to the eye doctor each year so that these treatable changes can be found early. ...Read more

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My eyes getting strained. What's the cause & treatment for it. I am a patient of diabetes too. Plz suggest me what to do.

My eyes getting strained. What's the cause & treatment for it. I am a patient of diabetes too. Plz suggest me what to do.

Eye doctor: Visit your eye doctor for assessment of glaucoma, cataracts and retina problems. People with diabetes should visit an eye doctor once a year. ...Read more

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I am suffering problem with my vision cause with my diabetes having eye blood clut would be good to go for an eye laser to control its damage?

I am suffering problem with my vision cause with my diabetes having eye blood clut would be good to go for an eye laser to control its damage?

See your eye doctor: Bleeding in the eyes from diabetes can lead to blindness. See your eye doctor for the appropriate treatment immediately. ...Read more

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New eye dr diagnosed among other things, dot retinal hemorrhage-says need to control my diabetes. I don't have diabetes-last A1c 5.7;fbs87-other causes?

New eye dr diagnosed among other things, dot retinal hemorrhage-says need to control my diabetes. I don't have diabetes-last A1c 5.7;fbs87-other causes?

Diabetes: If you do not have diabetes you MUST remind your eye doctor that there is no need to control diabetes - it is still well controlled.
For completeness I think it would be a good idea to discuss this with your Primary doctor.
If you don't have diabetes please have your Primary doctor tell this to the eye doctor.
Hope all goes well - no apparent reason it shouln't. ...Read more

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A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes. L don't know the cause. What should l do.

A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes. L don't know the cause. What should l do.

Blocked duct?: If recent, this could be an infection. If long standing, this could represent a blocked tear drainage duct. Please take him to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What serious medical condition causes dark/yellowish circles around eyes?

What serious medical condition causes dark/yellowish circles around eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can hel. ...Read more

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What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

Shouldn't be yellow: Your eyes shouldn't be yellow. This is concerning b/c it's a sign of jaundice, which could indicate liver problems (among other things). I'd check this out with your doc soon - especially if you're having other symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or any abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of eyes to turn yellow?

What causes the whites of eyes to turn yellow?

Increased bilirubin: There are multiple causes for increased serum bilirubin. Major ones are a. Hereditary hemolytic anemias. B. Liver disease. See your primary care dr. ...Read more

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What causes yellow flash when my eyes are closed?

What causes yellow flash when my eyes are closed?

Flashes: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; when it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

Could be jaundice.: The entire white of both eyes being yellow is a sign of jaundice due to liver function abnormalities. The most common cause of this a a hereditary absence of a liver enzyme causing mild elevation of the serum bilirubin. Other causes include hepatitis. You should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

See below: Could be scleral icterus: a manifestation of jaundice. High blood levels of bilirubin due to liver or biliary disease can cause this. The underlying cause must be treated to clear the eyes. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

Pigment changes: There are several causes of color changes in the white of the eyes. Most commonly, there is a slow yellowing that can occur with time. As well, increase in the size of small blood vessels can dull the white appearance. Rarely, jaundice and other diseases can affect the white of the eye. Any change in the eyes' color should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are slighly yellow/off white. What causes this and is there anything that can treat it?

The whites of my eyes are slighly yellow/off white. What causes this and is there anything that can treat it?

This is jaundice: Yellowing of the eyes suggests possible liver issues. This condition is called jaundice. This may represent a serious medical condition and warrants urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are taking on a glassy, slightly yellow hue over the last year. Do you what could be the cause?

Yellow: True yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes is seen with jaundice caused by blockage in bile ducts, inflammation of the liver, or destruction of red blood cells. In these conditions the urine is brownish and stools are claycolored. My guess is that you don't have jaundice. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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What causes yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: Jaundice resulting from liver disease can cause this. Far more common though is superficial pigmentation of the ocular tissues that appears yellow. This is very common in darker skinned individuals. This is usually benign and not treated. However, an evaluation by an eyemd is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes of yellow eyes?

What causes of yellow eyes?

Jaundice: This is the buildup of bile pigments which is the result of liver or gall bladder disease. Incomplete excretion of these pigments stains the sclera yellow. With resolution of the problem, the white of the eye will return to normal. Good idea to see your gastroenterologist or primary care doctor soon! ...Read more

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Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

It should not: Constipation itself should not cause yellowing of your eyes/skin, but diseases of the liver/gallblader system can cause constipations and yellowing of eyes/skin. If you your eyes are turning yellow, I would consult doc for an eval--likely elevated bilirubin levels from excess red blood cell breakdown and/or liver/gallbladder/pancreas trouble. So, don't ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes the skin under my eyes to turn yellow?

What causes the skin under my eyes to turn yellow?

Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes are usually a symptoms of Jaundice, which is due to increased bilirubin from liver dysfunction. May be due to liver dysfunction from hepatitis, viral or due to chemicals includiing alcohol, or from occlusion of the bile duct from stones or a mass, or inflammation or intrinsic liver diseases like Gilbert's or liver mass/ cancer. Please follow up with doc today ...Read more

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What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

Hemolysis, obstruct: Hemolysis (red blood cell destruction) can cause jaundice as can biliary obstruction from gallstones or pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the yellow deposits in the eyes of my 3 year old?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the yellow deposits in the eyes of my 3 year old?

See eye doctor: To have the yellow deposits evaluated and get the correct answer. Vision is too important for guessing. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow slightly raised spots to form on the whites of my eyes and remain there for the past 3 months?

What could cause yellow slightly raised spots to form on the whites of my eyes and remain there for the past 3 months?

Pinguecula: These are likely pinguecula. They are the likely result of exposure to sun, wind, and dust over time.
They typically form on the "white" of the eye between the two eyelids. Please wear sunglasses.
Eye drops can be used if they become irritated.

obviously an eye exam is needed to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more