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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.

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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!

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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!

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What does mean when your eyes turn yellow?

What does mean when your eyes turn yellow?

Jaundice: If the whites of your eyes have turned yellow, it is possible that you have elevated levels of bilirubin in your blood. See a doctor soon, as this is a serious medical problem.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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What does it mean if your eyes hurt to look around and they are a little yellow in the white part of my eye?

Depends: Eye pain with movement can be due to any number of problems including cellulitis, optic neuritis, dry eye. If this is something that persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, it is important to have an ophthalmologist look at your eyes. If the sclera appear yellow, this could possibly be a pinguecula (small growth at 3 or 9 o'clock looking at your eye) or a sign of liver problems.

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The whites of my eyes seem to be a light brown/yellow in colour, bloodshot too. What could this mean? No yellow pigmentation of skin or pain however

The whites of my eyes seem to be a light brown/yellow in colour, bloodshot too. What could this mean? No yellow pigmentation of skin or pain however

Maybe normal: This may be what we call normal or physiologic. Pigmentation depends on a lot of different things. Sometimes we see yellow of the eyes in people who have liver problems. I'm uncertain this is what your problem is. You can discuss this with your physician.

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What does it mean to have yellow eye lids and dark purple color under your eyes?

What does it mean to have yellow eye lids and dark purple color under your eyes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.

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There's yellow rings around my eyes. I have so symptoms- what could this mean (fatty liver disease, etc.)?

There's yellow rings around my eyes. I have so symptoms- what could this mean (fatty liver disease, etc.)?

A few thoughts: Is it new? If within the sclera/whites of the eye: could be pinguecula. If within iris: could be sign of Wilson's disease. Around the eyes could be a sign of swelling (allergy, kidney problems, medication side effects etc.). Diffuse scleral yellowing or skin yellowing could be several liver abnormalities, pancreatic disease, or blood disorder involving red cells or platelets.