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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?

White eyes: Artificial tears, low dies topical steroids, allergy drops, occasional get the red out drops. ...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 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?

See below: Could be scleral icterus: a manifestation of jaundice. High blood levels of bilirubin due to liver or biliary disease can cause this. The underlying cause must be treated to clear the eyes. See your doctor asap. ...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?

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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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are yellowish?

What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are yellowish?

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

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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

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

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What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

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

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If the whites of your eyes turn dark yellow, what does it mean?

If the whites of your eyes turn dark yellow, what does it mean?

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

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What can be done about the whites of your eyes turning yellow?

What can be done about the whites of your eyes turning yellow?

Eyes turning yellow: If both eyes are turning yellow, you need to see your doctor to check your liver. ...Read more

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Can the whites of your eyes become white again after they have turned yellow?

Can the whites of your eyes become white again after they have turned yellow?

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

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Does the whites of your eyes have any relation to the whites of your teeth?

Does the whites of your eyes have any relation to the whites of your teeth?

No: The white of your teeth is governed by the color of the dentin under the enamel and the diet. Cola's, red wine, coffee and tea's all have an influence on tooth whiteness. ...Read more

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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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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 does it mean when the whites of your eyes are turning yellow and you are dizzy and tired with a low fever?

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

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What to do to keep my eyes healthy?

What to do to keep my eyes healthy?

A few things: The most important thing to do to keep your eyes healthy is to see an ophthalmologist on a regular basis. The second is to protect your eyes — protect them while playing sports or working with protective glasses and protect them from the sun by wearing a hat, glasses or sunglasses. Finally, you protect your eyes be maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my eyes healthy?

What are ways to keep my eyes healthy?

Sun glasses: Sun glasses, proper diet and regular eye exams are all easy and cheap ways to keep your eye health in check. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my eyes healthy?

What can I do to keep my eyes healthy?

See an eye doctor: To ensure good health for your eyes, visit an ophthalmolgist on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to keep my eyes healthy?

Is it possible for me to keep my eyes healthy?

Sunglasses.: Just like your skin, protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun. Get some with uva and uvb protection! But probably the biggest thing you can do is have a healthy diet and exercise. Any guesses on one of the leading causes of blindess in the u. S? Diabetic eye disease — things like diabetic retinopathy. So keep your body healthy, including your eyes! ...Read more

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My eyes keep sweeling up what can the cause be?

My eyes keep sweeling up what can the cause be?

Eye swelling: There are many causes of eye swelling, including infection, allergy and trauma, as well as aging changes of the eyes. If the symptoms come and go, this is most likely not due to injury or infection. If the problem persists, talk to your ophthalmologist about possible treatment options. ...Read more

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How to keep your eyes healthy as you get older?

How to keep your eyes healthy as you get older?

Many ways: A well-balanced diet, no smoking, ultraviolet protection and routine eye exams with an ophthalmologist will all help maintain healthy eyes. There are non-prescription eye vitamins available. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot keep my eyes open please help me?

Blepharospasm: This is the condition in which the eyes involuntary close. It responds well to botox injections. ...Read more

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Why do I keep trying to cross my eyes? How do I stop this habit?

Why do I keep trying to cross my eyes? How do I stop this habit?

See your eye MD: If you are consciously trying to cross your eyes, just stop. If your eyes cross involuntarily, see your eye md. ...Read more