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Cholesterol : Xanthelasma ( or xanthoma) is a skin condition in which fat builds up under the surface of the skin, usually around the eyes, just outside the eyelids. They are small yellow spots. They are common in people with high blood lipids, hypercholesterolemia. You need to get your cholesterol and serum (blood) lipids checked. Yellowing of the lids can also occur after injury fading after a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What condition is it when there's redness in your eye and there's some kind of white spot in the sclera?
Pingueculum: The pingueculum is a normal structure the eye makes for protection at the open space on either side of the corneal. It is poorly vascularized, so when the eye gets red for any reason, it stands out because it looks pale compared to the redness around it. This is normal and not a problem. ...Read more
Allergy/blepharitis: Accurate diagnosis would be best carried out by eyecare specialist. This could be allergy if it is itchy. Antihistamines & cool compresses are best here. If there is burning & crusting it is likely blepharitis. Lid hygiene & drops/ointment would be treatment. If problem is new onset it may be infectious conjunctivitis . This is treated with drops. Definitely see your doc! ...Read more
Jaundice: This is the buildup of bile pigments which is the result of liver or gall bladder disease. Incomplete excretion of these pigments stains the sclera yellow. With resolution of the problem, the white of the eye will return to normal. Good idea to see your gastroenterologist or primary care doctor soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sub conj hemorrhage: Blood spots on the eye surface are typically harmless but can take 1-2 weeks to resolve completely. They are often due to a hard cough, sneeze or bowel movement. They can also occur when you rub your eyes. The risk is greater in patients who use blood thinners or Aspirin on a regular basis. ...Read more
Is it normal for you to see yellow when you pull down your eyelids or is this a sign of jaundice because the rest of eyes are white, except this area?
Not always: Bleeding in the white part of the eye is called subconjunctival hemorrhage. By itself, it is not serious, but it can cover something more serious like a laceration in the sclera (the white part of the eye. Additionally, the eye can have trauma to the retina, iris, and other structures when struck hard enough to cause bleeding. It is best to have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where: Cherry red spot is a term used in the retina after the central retinal artery occlusion. If some one has this the person needs immediate medical attention by both eye doc and internal med doc. The source for emboli could be carotid or cardiac (heart). The person needs echo cardiogram and carotid doppler. ...Read more
The sides of my nose are red and so is the side of my eyes. Is there a home remedy for this redness?
What are the odds of having one eye that is green and the center of the iris is brown while the other is blue with the center is brown? Born with it.
Rare: Relatively rare. Usually not an issue, but would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist at least once . Here is some information: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-does-someone-get-two/ ...Read more
Common: It's a common and normal condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many causes, cures: Common causes of redness include dry eye, allergy, irritants, and fatigue. Environmental changes can help: humidifiers, decreasing air movement (fans), decreasing exposure to dust and chemicals (pools), and taking breaks from visual work (reading, computers). Artificial tears and otc allergy drops can help, but avoid "get-the-red-out" drops. See an eye doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
The back of the iris is supposed to be clear.if it start to yellow what is the cause of the condition?
Jaundice: The white area that surrounds the iris is called the sclera. If it is yellow the condition is called jaundice. Jaundice occurs when the level of bilirubin rises due to liver disease. There are many causes. If you have this you need to see your doctor. Here is more info; http://www.medicinenet.com/jaundice_in_adults/article.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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