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What does mean when your eyes turn yellow?

What does mean when your eyes turn yellow?

Scleral icterus: Yellowing of eye/skin is called jaundice because of the elevation of a substance called bilirubin. When your blood cells breakdown, some bilirubin is formed, but the liver is able to break it down..In case when liver can't, bilirubin increases and deposits everywhere, including eyes/skin, hence yellowing. It is a sign of liver/gallbladder problem and consult with doc is recommended.. Good luck.. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?

What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?

Jaundice/ icterus: If the whites of the eyes turn yellow - this is called jaundice and can be related to a number of health conditions. This warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are yellowish?

What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are yellowish?

Is it new?: For some folks, this is natural. If it is new, and most easily seen in sunlight, it's likely to be jaundice. This in turn can be caused by something as simple as someone with gilbert's trait missing two meals, or running a triathlon. Or it can be serious. If it persists x 2 weeks or other symptoms pop up, a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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I have itchy eyes with a yellowish vertical like stripe across it. What does that mean?

I have itchy eyes with a yellowish vertical like stripe across it. What does that mean?

Allergies?: Itchy eyes usually means allergies but you have not given us enough details to tell for sure. I don't understand what you meant by yellow stripe but would guess it is from the secretion associated with allergic inflammation. May try OTC antihistamine eye drops but need to see doctor if the problem persists especially if there is burning. ...Read more

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My eyes are yellow! what does this mean?

My eyes are yellow! what does this mean?

Jaundice!: When the white of the eye start turning yellow, it is called jaundice. That is seen in patient with liver dysfunction. See you doctor for more definitive evaluation! ...Read more

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What does yellow in the whites of eyes mean?

What does yellow in the whites of eyes mean?

Mild scarring: There is common yellowing from exposure, dryness, etc, and then there is more severe yellowing from liver disease. ...Read more

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My eyes are turning yellow! :o? What does this mean?

My eyes are turning yellow! :o? What does this mean?

Jaundice: It could be nothing or it could be a sign of liver disease, jaundice. It warrants a visit to your primary care doctor first (not your eye doctor) ...Read more

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What does it mean when the irises ofv the eyes turn yellow?

What does it mean when the irises ofv the eyes turn yellow?

Acute jaundice: Jaundice is usually due to deposition of bilirubin in the whites of the eyes. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells. It is usually cleared in the body by the liver, and jaundice of the whites of the eyes is often the first sign of a liver problem. If you have this symptom, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean to have yellow in my eyes?

Please explain what does it mean to have yellow in my eyes?

Yellow eyes: This may be associated with a liver abnormality. Please see your doc asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the whites of someone's eyes are yellow?

What does it mean if the whites of someone's eyes are yellow?

Can mean liver : Disease or damage. See your primary care doctor for testing. ...Read more

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If the whites of your eyes turn dark yellow, what does it mean?

If the whites of your eyes turn dark yellow, what does it mean?

Liver disease: Yellow sclera (the whites of your eyes) is called icterus which is an eye-specific form of jaundice. Jaundice is a result of elevated bilirubin which is caused by either liver disease or blockage of the hepato-biliary system (gallbladder, common bile duct, liver, and hepatic ducts). There are many causes of this. You should get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the whites of someones eyes are yellow and brown?

Need more info: There are several causes for conjunctival pigmentations. Jaundice is seen as yellowing on the conjunctiva, but other conditions like pinguecula or melanosis can occur. An exam with an eye doctor can give you the proper diagnosis. ...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 do yellow eyes mean?

What do yellow eyes mean?

Jaundice: Yellow eyes usually mean one has jaundice: can be due to liver issues, general disease or nutrition concerns. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have yellow eyes?

Not good: This is a sign of elevated bilirubin in the blood which is usually caused by any number of liver diseases. You should get this checked out asap. Yellow eyes is called icterus which is analagous to yellow skin (jaundice). ...Read more

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What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

Jaundice : Yellow skin and eyes can be a serious sign of biliary disease. Scleral icterus is the official term used to describe yellow eyes. A consultation is strongly recommended! ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughters eyes are yellow. Does this mean she is defficient?

My 10 yr old daughters eyes are yellow. Does this mean she is defficient?

Not Normal: The yellow appearance of the white of the eye is known as jaundice, and is a worrisome sign for liver or hematologic (blood) problems. Bring her to the doctor asap for an complete examination. ...Read more

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