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Why Is The White In 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.
Pinguecula: Pinguecula is benign degeneration of the conjunctiva usually occurring adjacent to the cornea nasally and related to exposure to uv radiation from the sun. It appears a a yellowish elevated area . Treatment is not necessary except for cosmesis or if it becomes chronically irritated unresponsive to lubrication or topical anti inflammatory drops. Surgical excision is relatively easy to perform. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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