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Doctor insights on: How To Make The Whites Of Your Eyes Whiter

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.