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I know someone with yellow where the white of your eyes are and a white halo right above the pupil. What could that be?

I know someone with yellow where the white of your eyes are and a white halo right above the pupil. What could that be?

Yellow: The yellow area is probably a pingueculum, an area of collagen breakdown due to the sun or wind. The white area is arcus senilis, due to cholesterol deposition in the cornea. ...Read more

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I would like to know if you can whiten the white of your eyes like you whiten your teeth?

I would like to know if you can whiten the white of your eyes like you whiten your teeth?

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 more

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How do you clean the white part of your eyes?

How do you clean the white part of your eyes?

Saline: Can use artificial tears, saline, rewetting solution, etc. To flush something out. Can also do in the office after topical anesthetic. If foreign body sensation persists, should see an eyecare specialist. ...Read more

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Why do the white parts of your eyes become brown and how can you make them white again?

Why do the white parts of your eyes become brown and how can you make them white again?

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 more

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What does it mean when you have white spots behind your eyes?

What does it mean when you have white spots behind your eyes?

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 more

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What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

Floaters: Vitreous floaters can cause that and often do sparkling or shooting lights is a different story and could be more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a little bit of yellow in the white part of your eyes?

What does it mean when you have a little bit of yellow in the white part of your eyes?

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

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What makes the white of your eyes yellow and your urine real dark? I have been vomtting

What makes the white of your eyes yellow and your urine real dark? I have been vomtting

GI issues: It sounds like you may have jaundice and some sort of blockage in the biliary tract. This can cause red or amber colored urine. Consider liver conditions, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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