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How To Keep The Whites Of Your Eyes White
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful here: There normally are conjunctival vessels on the white part of the eye which are needed to bring the normal blood and nutrients to that part of the eye. If your eye is "blood shot" then it can be due to problems such as infection, inflammation, dryness, etc. Treating the underlying problem is key. Avoid over the counter vasoconstrictors as chronic usage has side effects including worse redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would you?: If you have an occasional redness you can use over the counter vasoconstrictors with or without antihistamine. But maximum use is once or twice a day. Using them more often causes a rebound vasculitis, a redness that is hard to treat. If you have chronic red eyes you should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Jaundice?: Sometimes if the entire white part of your eye is turning yellow, this could be a sign of elevated bilirubin in your blood, and is related to many conditions affecting the liver and gallbladder. You will need to see your primary care md right away to check this with a simple blood test. If just small areas become yellowed, this can be elastotic degeneration, a sun exposure problem on the eye. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See DR immediately: Yellow eyes are not normal, and nothing you can do topically will help change the color back to white without seeing your eye doctor immediately. S/he can evaluate it, and discuss further medical workup to check for jaundice, or bilirubin build up that causes the yellowness, and identify the source first. That's the fastest way of getting the yellow out of your eyes. ...Read more
M'y eyes get red very quickly and unconfortable. What is the solution to keep the whites white or at least clearer?
Sun exposure...: Sun exposure is likely the most common cause of pigmentary changes in the clear membrane of the eye called the conjunctiva. Other causes of this problem may be due to the fact that people of color may develop a non-sight threatening condition called melanosis. There is no real cure for either condition. Other causes are from a pingueculum or ptyerygium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont: Not possible and don't try the sclera tends to look less white as we age. It is usually not pathological. ...Read more
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