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What Give Your Eyes Its Color
Need to be seen!: There should not be any change in the color of the iris. Otherwise, it is something of serious concern. Please see an ophthalmologist and take some older photos with you that may how your eyes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My daughter has yellowing on the skin all around her eye. Not eyeball the skin on her face now its turning gold to orange color. Why? Thank you
Hard to say: You do not mention age or other areas that might be involved. It is common for toddlers to have a yellow tint to their ears, finger pads and some other skin areas due to accumulation of vitamin a from yellow vegetables. Light penetrates these areas and gives the yellowish tint. Beyond the toddler years this tends to fade. If she is not a toddler, i don't have a clue. Try being more specific. ...Read more
Not normal: Its a good idea to have an exam by an ophthalmologist to assess your eyes to look for abnormalities. Not knowing your medical/ocular history doesn't help address your concern. For example, Are you affected with glaucoma? If so, are you using prostaglandin analog medication? History of ocular penetrating injury? Using Latisse (bimatoprost) lash enhancer? Have a inflammatory eye disease? These are just a few ...Read more
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
How to touch the color part of your eye without blinking? Is that bad to do if you're starting on contact lenses?
Depends: The normally white part of the eye turns yellow due to increase in bilirubin (a breakdown product of hemoglobin metabolism) which stain the conjunctiva (membrane covering the white of the eye). This is most commonly related to liver disease and should prompt a visit to the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right eye is blind and its color (blue) makes me shy as people are always staring. What kind of contact lens do I need to match with the other eye?
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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