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Whites Of Eyes Slightly Yellow
Unlikely: If the whites of the eyes of not more diffusely yellow, then should be no issue. ...Read more
Yellow eyes: A small patch of yellow that next the colored part is likely a pinguecula, a benign lesion caused by sun exposure. Overall yellow color to the white part of the eye may represent jaundice and needs to evaluated by a primary care physician as to the cause, some of which are life-threatening. ...Read more
Doubtful: Smoking in general causes ocular irritation and redness. Yellow coloration in the eyes is most seriously from liver disease (jaundice), but some people will get yellowish patches on the whites of their eyes called pinguecula, which are harmless. They mainly come from exposure to sunlight and wind and dust. ...Read more
Yellow eyes: Jaundice is a result of elevated bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. Bilirubin is yellow. If the liver is not working well, bilirubin (yellow in color) accumulates in the blood and can be seen in the whites of the eyes. Call your primary doctor for a complete physical and testing. ...Read more
Possible liver issue: While nutritional deficiencies or systemic toxicities can cause the eye to appear yellow and discolored, one must rule out liver abnormalities. A blood test can determine if this is the cause and your primary medical provider can help you with this. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
See a doctor: Yellow eyes can be due to liver disease (scleral icterus). You can also have small growths that form on the eyes at 3 and 9 o'clock if you look at the eye that are due to sunlight exposure called pinguecula. If the entire whites of your eyes are yellow, and you have any other symptoms, you should see your primary care physician. ...Read more
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
Flashes: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; when it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more
Pinguecula: Due to sun uv exposure from childhood just about everyone gets changes of the collagen fibers near the cornea into elastic tissue which is yellowish. They are called pinguecula and by itself they are nothing to worry about. Protect your eyes with 100% uv block sun glasses so they do not get inflamed & progress to pterygium (growth over cornea). Get your eyes examined by an eye md every 4 years. ...Read more
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
Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and is due to too much Bilirubin circulating in the body resultant from Liver Inflammation/ Infection &/ or Obstruction of the ducts that send bile into the Digestive tract from the liver or Gall Bladder. Can also be from too much Red Blood Cell breakdown. ...Read more
Yellow eyes: Often a yellow hue to the eyes are normal for that person. The best way to tell would be to look at old pictures and see it it looks similar. However, a dangerous cause of yellow looking eyes is liver disease, which should be checked out immediately. This is often associated with yellow looking skin, but sometimes can appear prior to the skin changes. I would suggest he go back to his primary doc. ...Read more
Exclde jaundiced: If no resolution a pedestrian may need to be seen ...Read more
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
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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