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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

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How do I whiten the whites of my eyes?

How do I whiten the whites of my eyes?

Find the cause: First see an eye md to see if you have a treatable cause of redness. For occasional redness you can you over the counter vasoconstrictors with or without anti-histamine but remember maximum use should be once or twice daily.
Any more use will cause a rebound vasculitis with red eyes that are hard to treat. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are always red, what's wrong?

The whites of my eyes are always red, what's wrong?

Dry eyes, allergy +: There are a number of reason for chronic red eyes. In your age group dry eyes are most common reason, then blepharitis, then allergy or atopic diseases and the list goes on. Must see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why have I got red sqiggley lines on the whites of my eyes?

Why have I got red sqiggley lines on the whites of my eyes?

Blood vessels: The red lines are the blood vessels that belong there. If you think you have more prominent redness than in the past or compared to other people you should see your eye md for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause the whites of my eyes to turn a greyish blue?

What can cause the whites of my eyes to turn a greyish blue?

Thinning of sclera: When the white of the eye (sclera) gets thin then the uveal tissue the inner lining of retina show through as a gray blue color. Sclera can get thin near eye muscle insertion with age or with autoimmune disease secondary to an inflammation. Pls consult an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are gray- what can you tell me about this?

The whites of my eyes are gray- what can you tell me about this?

Most likely benign: The white part of your eye is called the sclera. The sclera can accumulate pigmentation: blue, grey or brown discoloration due to melanin, a natural occurring pigment. Some rare cases are a form of "pre-cancer" - so you should let your eye md check you out. Rarely, certain silver containing medications can turn the sclera blue. Most cases are benign aging changes. ...Read more

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Is having a blue ring in the whites of my eyes about a CM away from my pupil an issue?

Is having a blue ring in the whites of my eyes about a CM away from my pupil an issue?

Arcus?: This bluish circumferential ring in the cornea is most likely cholesterol deposition that occurs whith aging. This is Typically seen in people over 40, and more visible in brown colored eyes. If you are younger than40, you should discuss this with your family doctor who may send you to an ophthalmologist to verify, and if present, you should have a lipid panel drawn to evaluate your blood fats. ...Read more

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I am now 63 yrs old and noticed the whites of my eyes are a bluish grey color. Is this normal?

I am now 63 yrs old and noticed the whites of my eyes are a bluish grey color. Is this normal?

Maybe: A bluish color can be normal but it can also be side-effect of some medications. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my contacts for astigmatism are making the whites of my eyes not as bright as before I switched to them?

Is it possible that my contacts for astigmatism are making the whites of my eyes not as bright as before I switched to them?

Probably not: Soft and rigid gas permeable lenses shouldn't change the "color" or brightness of the sclera. Maybe if you're experiencing irritation where the whites of the eyes are maybe a bit reddish or inflamed this could give the impression of eyes less "bright". If your contacts don't feel right, please get checked by your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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I've a pain in my right side more to the back area and the whites of my eyes are a bit yellow?

I've a pain in my right side more to the back area and the whites of my eyes are a bit yellow?

Get eval: With the yellowing of your eyes, you may have an underlying liver issue that could also be related to your pains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are taking on a glassy, slightly yellow hue over the last year. Do you what could be the cause?

The whites of my eyes are taking on a glassy, slightly yellow hue over the last year. Do you what could be the cause?

Yellow: True yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes is seen with jaundice caused by blockage in bile ducts, inflammation of the liver, or destruction of red blood cells. In these conditions the urine is brownish and stools are claycolored. My guess is that you don't have jaundice. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more