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Can sleeping with contacts in make the whites of your eyes start to turn yellow?

Can sleeping with contacts in make the whites of your eyes start to turn yellow?

No: The whites of the eyes may appear less white if you over-wear contacts. This occurs when the lenses starve the eye of oxygen and irritate the surface skin. Microscopic blood vessels become inflamed and the eye looks less white. Natural yellowing of the eyes usually occurs with age and is not affected by contact lens wear, except as mentioned above. ...Read more

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having a hint of yellow on the side corners of my eyes not all so its just hints I turn the iphone light and there no sign of it (i don't sleep much)?

having a hint of yellow on the side corners of my eyes not all so its just hints I turn the iphone light and there no sign of it (i don't sleep much)?

Pinguecula: Sounds like the raised whitish to yellowish tissue that happens from time, wind, dust, UV rays and elements where our eyes are exposed. Usually in nasal corners of eyes where conjuctiva (white) mets the cornea (clear). It becomes a pterygium when it grows over the cornea. ...Read more

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My eyes sometimes looking yellow. I never drink or smoke. I sleep well. Max 7.5Hrs a day's.somedays it look white. I want a permanent solution. Pls help me?

My eyes sometimes looking yellow. I never drink or smoke. I sleep well. Max 7.5Hrs a day's.somedays it look white. I want a permanent solution. Pls help me?

? jaundice: If you mean the white of your eyes (sclera) look yellow this is jaundice. There are prehepatic, hepatic and post hepatic causes. Hepatic means your liver. You need to see a doctor to get checked. Good luck ...Read more

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I have yellow circles around my eyes, sweating a lot (when I'm sleeping) and always fill sleepy. What is happening to me?

I have yellow circles around my eyes, sweating a lot (when I'm sleeping) and always fill sleepy. What is happening to me?

Yellow circles aroun: If always feel sleepy, you should be evaluated for sleep apnea. If sweating in your sleep, check with your medical doctor to investigate any disease causing seating at nighT. E.G. Like low sugar, tuberculosis, , autonomic cps dysfunctions. Yellow circles means need evaluation for liver problems. ...Read more

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My 4yr old is on cefdinir for 10 day for sinus. Day 4, didn't cough in sleep, no more yellow stuff coming from eyes. How long until the infec. Is gone?

My 4yr old is on cefdinir for 10 day for sinus. Day 4, didn't cough in sleep, no more yellow stuff coming from eyes. How long until the infec. Is gone?

Sinusitis: Usually a bacterial infection is better in seven to ten days on antibiotics. Sinus infections, however, when bad can take several weeks to get better. I am happy to hear your son is improving so rapidly. ...Read more

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Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you

Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you

No. A yellow stain: In the sclerae may be jaundice, deposits of the bile pigment bilirubin, from liver diseases like viral hepatitis. Also, 10% of Malaysian kids have an inherited gene mutation that causes G6PD Deficiency. You may have it & never know till you eat a food or take a medicine that causes your Red Blood Cells to break down too fast, which can cause jaundice. Don't fret; do see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.

Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.

Yellow eyes are: Something that your doctor needs to see. It sounds like you also have difficulty sleeping. Please see your doc for an exam. He/she will be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a newborns white of eye to be grayish yellow like. And for him to sleep so much. He is only awake for a total of 3 hours a day?

Is it normal for a newborns white of eye to be grayish yellow like. And for him to sleep so much. He is only awake for a total of 3 hours a day?

Jaundice?: What you describe could indicate jaundice. While it is usually benign, severe jaundice (kernicterus) can actually cause brain damage. I would recommend having your newborn seen by a pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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I've noticed that I have a yellow spot on the white part of my eyeball, my nails are also yellowing. When I'm sleeping at nightmy chest starts to burn?

I've noticed that I have a yellow spot on the white part of my eyeball, my nails are also yellowing. When I'm sleeping at nightmy chest starts to burn?

Consult a doc: You will need a good physical exam with blood test. Your liver function needs evaluation. You may have acid reflex, or glad ladder issue. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will leaving contacts in cause thr whites of your eyes to turn yellow?

Need doctor's help! Will leaving contacts in cause thr whites of your eyes to turn yellow?

Contact lens use: Will not cause the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. This typically occurs with aging and chronic sunlight exposure. Also more significantly, yellowing of the eyes can be a sign of jaundice. If you are concerned about this, make sure you tell your physician about this. ...Read more

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What should I do if my eyes are irritated from sleeping with my contacts on?

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What should I do if my eyes are irritated from sleeping with my contacts on?

Contacts: First, take contacts off & soak in sterile lens solution if they are not disposable. Then, wash your eyes with sterile solution for eye irritation. Try glasses instead of contacts, until eyes heal. If not, consult an eye doc. ...Read more

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For what reason does my sleep in contacts burn and hurt my eyes after 4 hours of wear?

For what reason does my sleep in contacts burn and hurt my eyes after 4 hours of wear?

Need exam: Pain with contact lens wear should send you to your eye care provider. ...Read more

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I have inflamed eyes caused by sleeping with my contacts in, how long will these eyedrops take to work?

I have inflamed eyes caused by sleeping with my contacts in, how long will these eyedrops take to work?

Contacts: There are some serious conditions that can be caused by sleeping with or having prolonged use of daily wear contacts. I think it is prudent to not use eye drops for this without being seen by an ophthalmologist. Do not under any circumstances put your contacts in when you have red eyes. You must have a pair of glasses as back up. If you want to avoid this get contacts you can sleep in. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with contacts in damage my eyes?

Can sleeping with contacts in damage my eyes?

Yes: Most types of contact lenses are not meant to be worn at night. Determine if yours are the type that can (extended wear). Even still your eye membranes are supposed to have time to breath and your eyes should be open. Most people don't sleep this way and even if they did you would need to keep blinking which you don't control during sleep. Dry eyes can damage the delicate membranes. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get red after sleeping with contacts on?

Why do my eyes get red after sleeping with contacts on?

Contact issues: Most likely, your corneas are drying out or becoming irritated by your contacts being left in your eyes too long. Please check with your eye doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with my contacts in my eyes damage my eyes?

Can sleeping with my contacts in my eyes damage my eyes?

Contacts: Advice is to take contacts off every night for cleaning, if biweekly or monthly, and dispose of them if daily contacts type. ...Read more