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Make Your Eyes Whiter
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various reasons: The conjunctiva, which lines the surface of the eye, can develop patches of pigmentation over the years to have a "muddy" appearance. Yellowish spots on the inside and outside of the iris called pinguecula are also normal changes, usually related to exposure to sun and wind. Redness can be from allergy, dry eye, and other causes. Any new pigmented place on the eye in a caucasian should be checked. ...Read more
Conjunctiva pigment: The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that overlies the sclera and therefore looks white. But it can also be a place in which pigmented cells deposit during development which can cause the conjunctiva to looks yellowish or brownish. If the change is gradual, then it is something you have to live with. If there is an acute change in one part, then see your ophthalmologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Conjunctival pigment: Pigment on the conjunctiva (the tissue that covers the white of the eye) is very common in people who are have more darkly pigmented skin. These brown spots are totally benign. If you are caucasian with a fair complexion, you should have the pigment spots evaluated by a medical eye doctor. ...Read more
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