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What Does Yellowing Of The Eyes Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mean liver : Disease or damage. See your primary care doctor for testing. ...Read more
I have had the winter sickness bug but am feeling a little better today. But I have noticed that my skin & eyes look yellow. What does this mean?
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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