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This Is For The White In Your Eyes
I know someone with yellow where the white of your eyes are and a white halo right above the pupil. What could that be?
Unfortunately no: The white of the eye is actually made up of 3 layers: the sclera (the hard surface), which is covered by a tissue layer called tenon's capsule, and a layer of skin that lies on top of the tenon's called conjunctiva. Any and all of these layers can discolor with time due to increased pigmentation, blood vessel growth or fat accumulation. There is no treatment to reverse this natural change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unclear: I'm not sure what white spots behind the eyes means. If you are seeing white spots, there are a number of causes, which an ophthalmologist can help identify. Of concerns is retinal or vitreous detachment, which can cause intermittent white spots in your vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinguecula: You are probably seeing a normal growth called the pinguecula. These are located next to the cornea (the colored part of the eye), on the nasal and lateral side. They are the eye's callous like the thickening on the palms which protects the eye from wind, dust and irritants. Almost all people have them but they vary in size and thickness. ...Read more
Is it normal for the white part in your eyes to be yellow and feel heavy even if you sleep and exercise?
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