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What does it mean when you have yellow around the eye balls?

What does it mean when you have yellow  around the eye balls?

Yellow eyes: This usually means or implies liver disease primary or secondary. You need to see your primary doctor asap. ...Read more

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What does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

What does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

?xanthalasma: A picture is very valuable for this. Xanthalasma is a possible diagnosis. They Often occur in people of Asian or Mediterranean decent and are symptomless. They may be familial. They may or may not occur in individuals with high cholesterol. A visit to an Ophthalmologist is helpful for diagnosis. They can be removed if interested. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

A few things: A yellow discoloration of the white part of the eye could be due to sun damage. Another possibility is scleral icterus. This is when the bilirubin is high in the blood and it deposits in the tissues, including the eye. This is a serious medical sign because many bad diseases, including cancer, can cause this. ...Read more

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What does yellow colour of the eye ball signify?

What does yellow colour of the eye ball signify?

Jaundice: Diffuse yellowing of the whites of the eyes is known as jaundice and can be a sign of liver disease. See your medical doctor right away for a complete physical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have yellow at corner of my eyes and have for a few years but recently people have noticed it should I worry it is in my white bits of the eye ?

I have yellow at corner of my eyes and have for a few years but recently people have noticed it should I worry it is in my white bits of the eye ?

Probably: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them, but it sounds like most likely a cholesterol deposit implying sky high blood levels of cholesterol requiring treatment. Can be infection, but less likely ...Read more

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What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

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

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What causes the tissue around the sclera of the eye to turn yellow?

What causes the tissue around the sclera of the eye to turn yellow?

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

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Skin is yellow above the eye sockets, why?

Skin is yellow above the eye sockets, why?

Xanthelasma: You may be describing a ciollection of cholesterol in the eyelid. This can be removed, but will cause no harm. ...Read more

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What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

Many causes: There are many causes: macular degeneration or other inherited macular dystrophies, infection, inflammation, etc. You must see or ask a retina specialist who examines you. ...Read more

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What will cause the white of your eye to get a yellow film the corner of the eye has a patch of yellow on the white part of the eye it looks like you could wipe it away but you cant

What will cause the white of your eye to get a yellow film the corner of the eye has a patch of yellow on the white part of the eye it looks like you could wipe it away but you cant

This : This is mostly likely a pinqueculum which can occur because of dryness or the effect of uv light from the sun. It is not a reason for concern, but wearing uv protective sunglasses and using tears four times a day should prevent it from worsening. ...Read more

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