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What Causes The Whites Of Your Eyes To Turn Yellow
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
Contact lens use: Will not cause the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. This typically occurs with aging and chronic sunlight exposure. Also more significantly, yellowing of the eyes can be a sign of jaundice. If you are concerned about this, make sure you tell your physician about this. ...Read more
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
Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes are usually a symptoms of Jaundice, which is due to increased bilirubin from liver dysfunction. May be due to liver dysfunction from hepatitis, viral or due to chemicals includiing alcohol, or from occlusion of the bile duct from stones or a mass, or inflammation or intrinsic liver diseases like Gilbert's or liver mass/ cancer. Please follow up with doc today ...Read more
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
Flashes: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; when it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more
Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and is due to too much Bilirubin circulating in the body resultant from Liver Inflammation/ Infection &/ or Obstruction of the ducts that send bile into the Digestive tract from the liver or Gall Bladder. Can also be from too much Red Blood Cell breakdown. ...Read more
Exclde jaundiced: If no resolution a pedestrian may need to be seen ...Read more
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
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
Yellow eyes: Jaundice resulting from liver disease can cause this. Far more common though is superficial pigmentation of the ocular tissues that appears yellow. This is very common in darker skinned individuals. This is usually benign and not treated. However, an evaluation by an eyemd is necessary. ...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 more
A few suggestions: Those would be two major causes but if there is a resolving hemorrhage, then sometimes the blood can go from red to yellow before disappearing. Alternatively, people with light freckles or normal pigmentation (from having dark skin) can have a yellowish looking eye, as well. ...Read more
He needs: To see his pediatrician asap. This infection should be treated quickly. ...Read more
It should not: Constipation itself should not cause yellowing of your eyes/skin, but diseases of the liver/gallblader system can cause constipations and yellowing of eyes/skin. If you your eyes are turning yellow, I would consult doc for an eval--likely elevated bilirubin levels from excess red blood cell breakdown and/or liver/gallbladder/pancreas trouble. So, don't ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more
What could cause yellow slightly raised spots to form on the whites of my eyes and remain there for the past 3 months?
These are likely pinguecula. They are the likely result of exposure to sun, wind, and dust over time.
They typically form on the "white" of the eye between the two eyelids. Please wear sunglasses.
Eye drops can be used if they become irritated.
obviously an eye exam is needed to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more
Not the white of his eyes, but the color of my bfs eyes are turning yellow. Anyone have any idea what could cause this?
Jaundice: Send a photo to confirm but is may be Jaundice which can be due to multiple issues like liver issues, hepatitis. Consult with us to help him better. ...Read more
Can endometriosis cause liver issues as like slight yellowing of the eyes very light. Or pain near or on the liver? Pls help a little worried.
No: These are structure changes of the conjunctiva. ...Read more
NO: See your DR for another solution.Get a more detailed answer ›
The best way: To diagnose this is by uploading a high-definition photo of his eyes to the Healthatp doctor on call. Also how long has this been observed: months or years? ...Read more
My eyes are yellow and red I went and had liver test done and everything was normal so what else could be the cause?
More tests needed: If your eyes are yellow--this must represent increased bilirubin, which may be from an hemolytic anemia. Many causes including virus or bacterial infection, immunologic causes or medication influence on red blood cells. A careful history and physical plus appropriate lab tests should be done--ii am not clear on the red eye problem. Please be more specific when you see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had yellow eyes for the past approx 3 months. I have had bloodwork done and all came back ok. What could be the cause?
Jaundice: Jaundice would be the primary thing to look for and rule out. ...Read more
How likely is jaundice the cause of slight yellow discolouration of skin in certain areas if whites of eyes remain bright white? Thanks.
Since the "sclera" ("whites") of your eyes are the most SENSITIVE indicator of systemic jaundice!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I took 10 grams tylenol (acetaminophen) my skin is now very yellow and my eyes are a bit yellow. Even my vision is slightly yellow. Causes?
No: Frontal sinuses are located just above the nose and are not formed in an young child; maxillary sinuses that are located on either side of the nose do not get blocked as they have a large opening. So, sinus infections do not happen in infants. Yellow eyes are from jaundice or severe cases of hypercarotenemia. So, if the eyes are yellow, the infant needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Obstructive jaundice: Itching happens in the obstructive jaundice. The other type called hemolytic jaundice, happening from excess breakdown of red blood cells don't cause itching. When the level of bilirubin exceeds 2-3 mg, you can start seeing the jaundice. The jaundice you see in the sclera is not related to itching, but on how much bilirubin- the jaundice pigment is in the blood. ...Read more
Hospitalized a few months ago with extremely high liver enzymes-no cause found. Noticed now my skin and eyes are very yellow. Feel ok. Thoughts?
You have jaundice. Please get evaluated again and see a hepatologist
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Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you
No. A yellow stain: In the sclerae may be jaundice, deposits of the bile pigment bilirubin, from liver diseases like viral hepatitis. Also, 10% of Malaysian kids have an inherited gene mutation that causes G6PD Deficiency. You may have it & never know till you eat a food or take a medicine that causes your Red Blood Cells to break down too fast, which can cause jaundice. Don't fret; do see your doctor soon. ...Read more
Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.
Yellow eyes are: Something that your doctor needs to see. It sounds like you also have difficulty sleeping. Please see your doc for an exam. He/she will be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What are causes of whites of eyes being yellow, yellow stools with mucus, pain in middle of right rib cage occasionally?
Possible jaundice: If both your sclera (white part if eyes) is yellow, that can be due to jaundice which has to do with your liver...You should see a family doctor to have some blood work and check your liver enzymes. ...Read more
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