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Why are the 'whites' of my eyes not so white? They can look a little red/yellow at times, but they're always dull.

Why are the 'whites' of my eyes not so white? They can look a little red/yellow at times, but they're always dull.

Gilbert's?: Whites are not always pure white. If they seem to be a little more yellow from time to time it may be that you have gilbert's syndrome - a common abnormality in which the breakdown products of your red blood cells are retained in your bloodstream and give your eyes a little yellow. This can be more pronounced during times of physiologic stress. ...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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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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The whites of my eyes are slighly yellow/off white. What causes this and is there anything that can treat it?

The whites of my eyes are slighly yellow/off white. What causes this and is there anything that can treat it?

This is jaundice: Yellowing of the eyes suggests possible liver issues. This condition is called jaundice. This may represent a serious medical condition and warrants urgent medical attention. ...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 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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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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Why my eyes are not white?

Why my eyes are not white?

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

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Why are the whites of my eyes blue?

Blue sclera: Send a photo ASAP to be sure you do not have a rare disease such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...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

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What could possibly be the cause of the whites of my eyes turning blue?

What could possibly be the cause of the whites of my eyes turning blue?

Thinning sclera: This can be genetic or develop as a result of eye conditions later in life. You may have a genetic problem that is also related to other connective tissue diseases like the bone, or rheumatologic disease like rhematoid arthritis or have developed this as a result of injury/infection. The sclera can appear blue when it gets thinner & needs to be evaluated by an eye md (ophthalmologist) asap. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are also pink most mornings when I wake up (see prev question) it's like I'm drugged up but haven't touched weed for 9 months.

Other causes: Are others smoking marijuana around you? If so, it could be the effects of second hand smoke. Do you wear contact lenses? There are many causes of conjunctival injection or "pink eye." the most common is allergy. If you are having excessive tearing or irritation of the eyes, you should see your physician, and perhaps get a referral to an eye specialist. ...Read more

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Why are the whites of my eyes gray?

Why are the whites of my eyes gray?

Gray eyes: Send photo as could be arcus senilus or scleral plaques. Need to see photo to see cause. ...Read more

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What are reasons why the whites of my eyes are turning a greyish blue?

What are reasons why the whites of my eyes are turning a greyish blue?

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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Why are the whites of my eyes faintly yellow?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more