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Doctor insights on: What Makes The Whites Of Your Eyes Whiter

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How to make the whites of your eyes whiter naturally?

How to make the whites of your eyes whiter naturally?

No red out drops: Do not use red out drops on a regular basis--these can actually make the redness much worse. I recommend wearing sunglasses with maximum uv protection, make sure you are getting enough sleep, avoid dusty/smoky environments, and use an artificial tear drop up to 4x per day. Cold artificial tears can temporarily constrict blood vessels and make your eyes appear whiter. ...Read more

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How can you brighten the whites of your eyes?

How can you brighten the whites of your eyes?

Hmm... depends: On why you think they're not bright. The sclera (white part of eyeball) can be yellow, due to liver disease. The conjuntiva which covers the sclera can get infected or irritated, and appear red (conjuntivitis). Blue sclerae = bone/connective tissue disorder. Otherwise, an ophthalmologist should assess the eyes but please don't put anything in your eyes to do this on your own! ...Read more

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What can cause the whites of your eyes to swell?

What can cause the whites of your eyes to swell?

Mean conjunctiva?: The white part of the eye is sclera. It is covered by: first a layer called tenon then the most superficial layer conjunctiva. Swelling of the sclera is rare and more dangerous. Swelling of conjunctiva is called chemosis. It can happen with allergy, trauma including post operation, infection, foreign bodies ; a number of other causes. If you suspect you have that you must see an eye md. ...Read more

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What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

Uncertain: Rarely blue sclera is caused by osteogenesis imperfecta (many subtypes), Ehlers Danlos syndrome, & and Marfans syndrome to name a few. If you are concerned that you may have blue sclera, it would be important to have a comprehensive opththalmological examination. ...Read more

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Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

No: This is most commonly seen in patient with high myopia. The sclera is thin and the dark choroid is showing through it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to whiten the whites of your eyes?

Is it possible to whiten the whites of your eyes?

Yes, but not easily : Most products sold for this have a medicine in them that constricts the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. This makes them look white for a short time but then can end up making the problem worse. The best bet is to use an artificial tear if the eyes are dry or irritated. ...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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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

Blue sclera: The most common reason the whites of your eyes (sclera) are blue is because there are areas of the sclera that are thinner than others. In those spots, the underlying pigmented tissue of the inside of the eye shows through and it gives those areas a bluish grey color. Rarely, these spots can be associated with eye problems, so if you're concerned or having other symptoms, then see your eye md. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

What causes the whites of your eyes to be a lillte yellow?

Could be jaundice.: The entire white of both eyes being yellow is a sign of jaundice due to liver function abnormalities. The most common cause of this a a hereditary absence of a liver enzyme causing mild elevation of the serum bilirubin. Other causes include hepatitis. You should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

What causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow and how is it treated?

See below: Could be scleral icterus: a manifestation of jaundice. High blood levels of bilirubin due to liver or biliary disease can cause this. The underlying cause must be treated to clear the eyes. See your doctor asap. ...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 can be done about the whites of your eyes turning yellow?

What can be done about  the whites of your eyes turning yellow?

Eyes turning yellow: If both eyes are turning yellow, you need to see your doctor to check your liver. ...Read more

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What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

What could cause the whites of your eyes to turn a brownish yellow colour?

Pigment changes: There are several causes of color changes in the white of the eyes. Most commonly, there is a slow yellowing that can occur with time. As well, increase in the size of small blood vessels can dull the white appearance. Rarely, jaundice and other diseases can affect the white of the eye. Any change in the eyes' color should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can the whites of your eyes become white again after they have turned yellow?

Can the whites of your eyes become white again after they have turned yellow?

Degenerations???: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more

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Does the whites of your eyes have any relation to the whites of your teeth?

Does the whites of your eyes have any relation to the whites of your teeth?

No: The white of your teeth is governed by the color of the dentin under the enamel and the diet. Cola's, red wine, coffee and tea's all have an influence on tooth whiteness. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with contacts in make the whites of your eyes start to turn yellow?

Can sleeping with contacts in make the whites of your eyes start to turn yellow?

No: The whites of the eyes may appear less white if you over-wear contacts. This occurs when the lenses starve the eye of oxygen and irritate the surface skin. Microscopic blood vessels become inflamed and the eye looks less white. Natural yellowing of the eyes usually occurs with age and is not affected by contact lens wear, except as mentioned above. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will leaving contacts in cause thr whites of your eyes to turn yellow?

Need doctor's help! will leaving contacts in cause thr whites of your eyes to turn yellow?

Contact lens use: Will not cause the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. This typically occurs with aging and chronic sunlight exposure. Also more significantly, yellowing of the eyes can be a sign of jaundice. If you are concerned about this, make sure you tell your physician about this. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are turning yellow and you are dizzy and tired with a low fever?

What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are turning yellow and you are dizzy and tired with a low fever?

Scleral icterus: Most likely this means you have some sort of underlying liver problem that needs to be evaluated and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?

I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?

Normal: Your eyes do need to adjust to different light which can take a few seconds. The pupil changes size and there are different photoreceptors that work in the retina depending on how much light there is.... ...Read more