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How To Brighten The Whites Of Your Eyes
Hmm... depends: On why, you think they're not bright. The sclera (white part of eyeball) can be yellow, due to liver disease. The conjuntiva which covers the sclera can get infected or irritated, and appear red (conjuntivitis). Blue sclerae = bone/connective tissue disorder. Otherwise, an ophthalmologist should assess the eyes but please don't put anything in your eyes to do this on your own! ...Read more
Not really: You should take care to protect your eyes from uv rays, however. It will protect agains macular degeneration, and possibly against cataracts. There are some conditions of the eye caused by excess sunlight and wind, like pingueculae or pterygia. But once they are present, avoiding sunlight won't help. ...Read more
Iris color: Is permanent. The only way to change its appearance is to wear colored soft contact lenses. There are several brands which can enhance the green color of your eyes or even change them to another color. ...Read more
Not yet: There are currently experimental treatments being performed to lighten eye color. These are not yet FDA approved, or accepted by most ophthalmologists as the probability of developing significant side effects and possible visual loss is concerning. I do not recommend considering this at this time. ...Read more
I would like to find out how to brighten eyes with stuff like vitamins or eye exercises. Any help?
Unfortunately: Neither eye exercises nor vitamins will help. ...Read more
What does it mean if I see a pulsing red spot with my eyes closed? It's not a flash. It slowly and rhythmically pulses dimming and brightening.
Nothing: Ignore it and do ur reg exercise and work. ...Read more
Be careful: It looks like you're a male asking a question about being pregnant, so I'm assuming your asking this question for girlfriend or wife. Brightening creams used to lighten skin are not safe in pregnancy. Traditional eye cosmetics are safe in pregnancy. By brightening eye roll, I'm thinking your referring to concealer? Concealer is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more
Can I use honey to lighten my eye color?
If not, are there any non-surgical ways to lighten and brighten my eye color?
No!: That will do nothing. No non-surgical ways to change your eye color — it's genetic. ...Read more
Mean conjunctiva?: The white part of the eye is sclera. It is covered by: first a layer called tenon then the most superficial layer conjunctiva. Swelling of the sclera is rare and more dangerous. Swelling of conjunctiva is called chemosis. It can happen with allergy, trauma including post operation, infection, foreign bodies ; a number of other causes. If you suspect you have that you must see an eye md. ...Read more
No: This is most commonly seen in patient with high myopia. The sclera is thin and the dark choroid is showing through it. ...Read more
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 hereditary absence of a liver enzyme causing mild elevation of the serum bilirubin. Other causes include hepatitis. You should be checked. ...Read more
Yes, but not easily : Most products sold for this have a medicine in them that constricts the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. This makes them look white for a short time but then can end up making the problem worse. The best bet is to use an artificial tear if the eyes are dry or irritated. ...Read more
Is it new?: For some folks, this is natural. If it is new, and most easily seen in sunlight, it's likely to be jaundice. This in turn can be caused by something as simple as someone with gilbert's trait missing two meals, or running a triathlon. Or it can be serious. If it persists x 2 weeks or other symptoms pop up, a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more
Blue sclera: The most common reason the whites of your eyes (sclera) are blue is because there are areas of the sclera that are thinner than others. In those spots, the underlying pigmented tissue of the inside of the eye shows through and it gives those areas a bluish grey color. Rarely, these spots can be associated with eye problems, so if you're concerned or having other symptoms, then see your eye md. ...Read more
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
Generally NO: Blue sclera can mean other things going on. See your eye care provider. ...Read more
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 is caused by either liver disease or blockage of the hepato-biliary system (gallbladder, common bile duct, liver, and hepatic ducts). There are many causes of this. You should get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Eyes turning yellow: If both eyes are turning yellow, you need to see your doctor to check your liver. ...Read more
Degenerations???: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also, pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more
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
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
What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are turning yellow and you are dizzy and tired with a low fever?
Scleral icterus: Most likely this means you have some sort of underlying liver problem that needs to be evaluated and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when I change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?
Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. ...Read more
Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. ...Read more
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