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How To Whiten The White 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will whiten the sclera of eyes naturally? What are some of the best and safest eye drops that will whiten and lubricate eyes?
Whiten eyes Rx for: I can think of no safe medication to whiten you sclera. See your eye Dr to find out cause and then follow directions. ...Read more
Dont: Not possible and don't try the sclera tends to look less white as we age. It is usually not pathological. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not practical: This is not practically possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lubricate!: You can try lubricating the eyes with artificial tears one drop 3-4 times a day and taking oral omega 3's like evoa dry eye supplements to stimulate more and better tear production. This will work if they are red due to dryness. Some people just do not have as white as eyes as others. There is nothing you can do to change this that I am aware of. Could be more serious, if this does not help. ...Read more
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
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
Eye blood vessels: Gradually become more prominent as we age. They are affected by environmental factors such as smoking, sunlight exposure, dry eyes, the type of work you do, etc. There are some "get the red out" drops which will temporarily shrink the vessels, but these are not supposed to be used on a regular basis. Try changing your habits to help reduce the size of these vessels. ...Read more
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