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What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

Could be jaundice.: The entire white of both eyes being yellow is a sign of jaundice due to liver function abnormalities. The most common cause of this a a hereditary absence of a liver enzyme causing mild elevation of the serum bilirubin. Other causes include hepatitis. You should be checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of whites of your eye to turn yellow?

What are the causes of whites of your eye to turn yellow?

Jaundice?: Sometimes if the entire white part of your eye is turning yellow, this could be a sign of elevated bilirubin in your blood, and is related to many conditions affecting the liver and gallbladder. You will need to see your primary care md right away to check this with a simple blood test. If just small areas become yellowed, this can be elastotic degeneration, a sun exposure problem on the eye. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

See below: Could be scleral icterus: a manifestation of jaundice. High blood levels of bilirubin due to liver or biliary disease can cause this. The underlying cause must be treated to clear the eyes. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of eyes to turn yellow?

What causes the whites of eyes to turn yellow?

increased bilirubin: There are multiple causes for increased serum bilirubin. Major ones are a. Hereditary hemolytic anemias. B. Liver disease. See your primary care dr. ...Read more

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What can be done about the whites of your eyes turning yellow?

What can be done about  the whites of your eyes turning yellow?

Eyes turning yellow: If both eyes are turning yellow, you need to see your doctor to check your liver. ...Read more

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What can cause the whites of your eyes to swell?

What can cause the whites of your eyes to swell?

Mean conjunctiva?: The white part of the eye is sclera. It is covered by: first a layer called tenon then the most superficial layer conjunctiva. Swelling of the sclera is rare and more dangerous. Swelling of conjunctiva is called chemosis. It can happen with allergy, trauma including post operation, infection, foreign bodies ; a number of other causes. If you suspect you have that you must see an eye md. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for the white part of your eye looking yellow?

What could be the reason for the white part of your eye looking yellow?

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 more

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What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

Pigment changes: There are several causes of color changes in the white of the eyes. Most commonly, there is a slow yellowing that can occur with time. As well, increase in the size of small blood vessels can dull the white appearance. Rarely, jaundice and other diseases can affect the white of the eye. Any change in the eyes' color should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your eyes to ache?

What are the causes of your eyes to ache?

Depends: There are various causes for "eye ache, " which range from simple eye strain to dry eyes to glaucoma to uveitis. If you are having problems with eye ache, you should see an ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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What causes the white part of the eyes to turn yellow and blurred vision?

What causes the white part of the eyes to  turn  yellow  and  blurred vision?

Depends: Seek medical attention. Diseases of the liver, resulting in high levels of bilirubin, causes the whites of the eye to appear yellow. Your skin may also be yellow (jaundice). Blurred vision can be a result of the systemic effects of diseases of the liver. Your doctor will be able to determine if you need treatment. ...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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Is it possible to whiten the whites of your eyes?

Is it possible to whiten the whites of your eyes?

Yes, but not easily : Most products sold for this have a medicine in them that constricts the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. This makes them look white for a short time but then can end up making the problem worse. The best bet is to use an artificial tear if the eyes are dry or irritated. ...Read more

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What are ways to remove jaundiced or yellow tinged in the eye-whites (on the eye area)?

What are ways to remove jaundiced or yellow tinged in the eye-whites (on the eye area)?

Systemic problem: Yellow eyes(sclera icterus) are generally a sign of jaundice caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. The build up could be due to serious diseases and conditions that cause liver damage or dysfunction, blockage of the bile ducts, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, stone or cancer. The person needs to see his/her doctor immediately for exam, blood work and testing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

Abnormal: The most dangerous thing would be melanoma. This deadly cancer can cause the sclera to turn black. ...Read more

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How can the whites of the eyes be truly white?

Complicated: The sclera really is white, but it is covered by conjunctiva which is a thin mucous membrane which has many blood vessels in it. So one will always see those blood vessels. ...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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Does the whites of your eyes have any relation to the whites of your teeth?

Does the whites of your eyes have any relation to the whites of your teeth?

No: The white of your teeth is governed by the color of the dentin under the enamel and the diet. Cola's, red wine, coffee and tea's all have an influence on tooth whiteness. ...Read more

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