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Why Are The White Of My Eye Yellow
Why is the white part of my eye yellow & the tissue surrounding it is brown instead of bright pink? I've always wondered. Been that way for years.
Can a large subconjunctical hemorrhage leave the eye permanently yellow-ish? The hemorrhage covered the whole white of my eye and is now yellow
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Ignore it. Gilbert's is likely to flare if you miss a few meals. It's best considered a non-disease as it's extremely common and really is a non-problem. In the old days, we used to treat it with phenobarbital, which lowers the bilirubin and diminishes the yellowing of the skin at the price of making you tired and unable to work or play effectively. You don't want that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow eyes: Jaundice resulting from liver disease can cause this. Far more common though is superficial pigmentation of the ocular tissues that appears yellow. This is very common in darker skinned individuals. This is usually benign and not treated. However, an evaluation by an eyemd is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaundice: This is the buildup of bile pigments which is the result of liver or gall bladder disease. Incomplete excretion of these pigments stains the sclera yellow. With resolution of the problem, the white of the eye will return to normal. Good idea to see your gastroenterologist or primary care doctor soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol : Xanthelasma ( or xanthoma) is a skin condition in which fat builds up under the surface of the skin, usually around the eyes, just outside the eyelids. They are small yellow spots. They are common in people with high blood lipids, hypercholesterolemia. You need to get your cholesterol and serum (blood) lipids checked. Yellowing of the lids can also occur after injury fading after a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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