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Causes Of The Whites Of The Eyes Turning 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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change unless there is severe internal inflammation or actual trauma. Yellowing around the iris can be a sign of hepatitis or other liver diseases. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more
High bilirubin: 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. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinguecula: These are normal structures on either side of the colored part of the eye. They are the eyes response to environmental wind, light and dust. Most subtle, but some can be quite large. Nothing to worry about. ...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
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?
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.
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
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
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