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How To Get Whites Of Eyes Whiter
M'y eyes get red very quickly and unconfortable. What is the solution to keep the whites white or at least clearer?
Why do the whites of my eyes stick to tissue? I'll do it to get makeup off if it gets in my eye and the white will stick to the tissue and pull! ?!?!?
Use artificial tears: The whites of the eyes (the sclera) is covered by a clear tissues called the conjunctiva that is moist to keep the eyes lubricated. When contacted by something dry, like a tissue, the conjunctiva will adhere gently and appear to be "sticking". It is a normal procews, but you do want to try minimizing that contact, as it can cause irritation over time. Try artificial tears to rinse instead. ...Read more
Lubricate!: You can try lubricating the eyes with artificial tears one drop 3-4 times a day and taking oral omega 3's like evoa dry eye supplements to stimulate more and better tear production. This will work if they are red due to dryness. Some people just do not have as white as eyes as others. For one time (urgently) you can use visine get the red out. Visine is not healthy for chronic long term help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid red eye drops: Whites of eyes discolor usually from the blood vessels enlarging, making the eyes bloodshot. An exception is yellowing (jaundice) from liver disease. Red eyes are often caused by dryness or allergies. Lubricating or allergy drops (eg ketotifen) can be a big help. Drops that 'get the red out' are highly affective cosmetically but can be very addictive - the eyes get more red if you try to stop. ...Read more
Depends: ...On why they are not white to begin with. If blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids) , you can do lid scrubs with baby shampoo or ocusoft scrubs. If dryness is the problem, buy over the counter tear drops. "get-the-red-out" drops should be used rarely, because they can make dryness and irritation worse in the long run. ...Read more
Follow up: do you want your eyes completely white? This is an unnatural state for the eyes and would mean there is no more circulation. The conjunctiva should have a healthy supply of blood flow and that requires a certain amount of blood vessels, hence the red appearance. ...Read more
My eyes are muddy brown and im a teenager and usually people in thier 60s get these is it a permanent discolration or my eyes will be white again?
Eye color: Hi It may be a normal discoloration or sign of underlying medical problem. Please see your regular doctor, get a lifer function test and other baseline blood work up done. ...Read more
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