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How can I make the whites of my eyes whiter?

How can I make the whites of my eyes whiter?

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

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What are good ways to make the whites of my eyes whiter without eye drops?

What are good ways to make the whites of my eyes whiter without eye drops?

No easy answer: Unless your eyes are red from inflammation, dryness or allergy, there may be little you can do. You can try fish oil/flaxseed oil to couner the inflammation. Oral antihistamines or avoiding environmental allergens may help. ...Read more

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I am a darker skinned individual and my eyes are slighty yellow. For example, I have a yellow ring around my pupil. Is it hereditary? Are there any eye drops that I could take to make the whites of my eyes whiter?

No drops: Some darker skinned individuals have yellowish sclerae (whites of eyes.) Others may have a hereditary condition called Gilbert's disease in which serum bilirubin is elevated and causes slight yellow tinge. No drops will help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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Why are the whites of my eyes not white?

Why are the whites of my eyes not white?

Eye color: Yellow eyes can sometimes be a sign of liver disease, while having brown areas within the whites of the eyes can be a type of freckle. An eye exam by a physician should be done to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are so dark in color am i sick?

The whites of my eyes are so dark in color am i sick?

Dark sclera: What color? ,yellow sclera ( white of eyes) are usually a sign of liver disease. Red could be inflammtion of the conjunctiva that is on-top of the sclera- conjutivitis(infection usually get antibiotics) or an conjunctival hemorrhage (benign) grey blue spots could be scleral mealnocytosis ( benign ). Follow up with doc ...Read more

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Why are the whites of my eyes tinted blue since i'm born?

Why are the whites of my eyes tinted blue since i'm born?

Normal: If you look in an anatomy book or on Google for a picture of the structure of a human eyeball you will see that it is a complicated structure of many layers. The outermost layer is called the sclera and is white. Next inside is the choroid which is very dark blue or black. Depending on the thickness of the sclera (white layer) you may see some of the underlying choroid layer. Hence the bluish colo ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

Blue Sclera: If the white of your eyes is turning blue you need to consult your medical doctor as there are few medical conditions in which sclera turns blue and you need to be evaluated for that. ...Read more

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Recently the whites of my eyes have had a blue tint, what should I do?

Blue eyes: If the whites of your eyes are blue, you may have osteogenesis imperfecta, an inherited disorder that affects the eyes and bones. See your local ophthalmologist for an eye exam. ...Read more