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I have Gilbert's syndrome, what can I do besides drinking water to keep the whites of my eyes white and not yellow?

I have Gilbert's syndrome, what can I  do besides drinking water to keep the whites of my eyes white and not yellow?

Don't worry about it: Although it may be cosmetically detracting, there is some evidence that elevated bilirubin may have a protective effect from cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer due to the antioxidative effect of unconjugated bilirubin. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can you brighten the whites of your eyes?

How can you 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

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What can cause the whites of your eyes to swell?

What can cause the whites of your eyes to swell?

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

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What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

Uncertain: Rarely blue sclera is caused by osteogenesis imperfecta (many subtypes), Ehlers Danlos syndrome, & and Marfans syndrome to name a few. If you are concerned that you may have blue sclera, it would be important to have a comprehensive opththalmological examination. ...Read more

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How to make the whites of your eyes whiter naturally?

How to make the whites of your eyes whiter naturally?

No red out drops: Do not use red out drops on a regular basis--these can actually make the redness much worse. I recommend wearing sunglasses with maximum uv protection, make sure you are getting enough sleep, avoid dusty/smoky environments, and use an artificial tear drop up to 4x per day. Cold artificial tears can temporarily constrict blood vessels and make your eyes appear whiter. ...Read more

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Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

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

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

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?

Jaundice: You should get a blood test to check bilirubin levels among others. If elevated you will need further testing to find the etiology. Jaundice is usually caused by liver disease or biliary obsteuction but can also be caused by certain types of blood cell disorders. ...Read more

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M'y eyes get red very quickly and unconfortable. What is the solution to keep the whites white or at least clearer?

Keep hydrated: Drinking more water should help quite a bit. If you are on medications, this may also be your cause. Rewetting drops will help short term. If you aren't getting results, it may be wise to see your eye doctor to rule out any concerns you have. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to whiten the whites of your eyes?

Is it possible to whiten the whites of your eyes?

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

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