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Doctor insights on: Yellow Deposits On Sclera

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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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Why does the sclera turn yellow?

Why does the sclera turn yellow?

Jaundice: If the whites of your eyes have turned yellow, it is possible that you have elevated levels of bilirubin in your blood. See a doctor soon, as this is a serious medical problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your sclera has turned yellow?

What does it mean if your sclera has turned yellow?

Check liver: If your sclera was white and recently has changed to an obvious yellow, then it might be staining from bile in your blood stream from a damaged liver. Check with you internist to rule this out. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if your sclera is quite yellow?

Possible liver ill: If you sclera was white and now has become yellow, the most common cause is liver disease with staining of the tissue (jaundice) by the unmetabolized chemicals ordinarily taken care of by a normal liver. See you doctor right away for this. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person's sclera turns yellow and you can see it happening?

? Jaundice?: Yellow sclera can be related to jaundice. If your skin and sclera are turning yellow please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have yellow stains on my sclera only on the outside where its visible what could it be? I been having it for years. Can it be cure?

I have yellow stains on my sclera only on the outside where its visible what could it be? I been having it for years. Can it be cure?

Pinguecula, usually: A pinguecula is usually located on the sclera at the 3:00 or 9:00 position on the eye. It can be flat or raised, and sometimes has a yellowish appearance, which leads to the common term "chicken fat" for it. It is harmless, is not cancerous or precancerous, but sometimes can get inflamed. It is degeneration of elastic tissue beneath the conjunctiva. They are usually not removed unless severe. ...Read more

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What causes yellow scleras?

Jaundice: High levels of bilirubin in the blood causes the sclera to turn yellow. This needs to be evaluated by a primary care physician. Could be from cancer. ...Read more

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Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Same: Th color of the sclera should not be affected by contact lens wear. If anything, the conjunctiva may be a little injected (red) with cl use. If you are only seeing a color change on the white of the eye next to the pigmented iris, you may be noticing a handling tint found on most contacts. ...Read more

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Yellowish skin on and off and slightly yellow/dark sclera. What do these symptoms indicate?

Time for an eye exam: Yellow on the white of the eyes can be related to several conditions. If it appears gelatinous and near the clear cornea, it may be a pingueculum or pterygium. These conditions are caused by sun exposure, and may be removed surgically. If the entire white of the eye is yellow, this is jaundice and can be related to liver problems. It is best to get both a general medical and eye examination. ...Read more

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If my sclera being a tint of light yellow be a sign of sleep deprivation?

If my sclera being a tint of light yellow be a sign of sleep deprivation?

Not usually: Yellow sclerae may indicate jaundice, that results from liver problems as well as some other causes. Please check with your primary care physician, who can also get some important lab studies to help determine what this means in you. There are some self-limiting congenital liver conditions (such as gilbert's syndrome) that can lead to yellow sclerae with fatigue. ...Read more

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Slightly yellow discoloration of the sclera. Almost like a thin film? No yellowing of skin. Had it since I was little.... And only on my left.

Slightly yellow discoloration of the sclera. Almost like a thin film? No yellowing of skin. Had it since I was little.... And only on my left.

Benign sun damage: Common to see slight yellowing of that thin layer, called the conjunctiva. The medical term is "pingueculae", common in sunny, dry, dusty climates.
Strange that it only one eye. Usually this is bilateral unless from trauma or assymmetric exposure. ...Read more

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Why would you expect the sclera to turn yellow as a result of jaundice?

Why would you expect the sclera to turn yellow as a result of jaundice?

Icterus: When red blood cells break down they release bilirubin. This bilirubin is filtered out by the body's coffee filter, the liver. If the liver is not working well or too many red blood cells are breaking down (as with sickle cell), the bilirubin builds up and turns the skin and whites if the eyes yellow. This yellow discoloration is easier seen in the eyes since there is no pigment for masking, . ...Read more

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Any advice? What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera?

Any advice? What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera?

Advanced: When the liver cannot deal with the bilirubin breakdown product of red cell metabolism, it circulates in the blood stream and stains all the tissues. It is more obvious in the eyes which are normally white and exposed. This requires a more advanced dysfunction of the liver such as later stage cirrhosis, some genetic disorders and advanced cancer. ...Read more

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What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera? How is this treated?

What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera? How is this treated?

No stage: Yellow sclera is caused by excessive bilirubin in the blood. This is called jaundice. There are many possible causes including liver disease, pancreatic disease, and gallbladder disease. Jaundice is serious and needs prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes the tissue around the sclera of the eye to turn yellow?

What causes the tissue around the sclera of the eye to turn yellow?

High bilirubin: Yellow eyes (sclera icterus) are generally a sign of jaundice caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. The build up could be due to serious diseases and conditions that cause liver damage or dysfunction, blockage of the bile ducts, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, stone or cancer. ...Read more

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Very light yellow color on the edges of my sclera (can only c them when I pull down my lower eyelid) - got darker in a week. Smoker since august 2013.

Pinguecula: Probably pinguecula. If they are on the sides next tithe cornea that's what they are. They are benign. If you are concerned, a trip to your local eye doctor can clarify things. ...Read more

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Red on on side of eye for two weeks. Sometimes there is a white yellow pus dot on sclera but goes away then come back up?

Red on on side of eye for two weeks. Sometimes there is a white yellow pus dot on sclera but goes away then come back up?

Pinguecula: Picture speaks a thousand words. Include a picture of your eye. Use OTC anti inflammatory and see your Ophthalmologist for NSAID drops ...Read more

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Inconsistent stool looks like normal but in it contains black pebbles like. I was cured by jaundice in childhood still have my sclera yellow?

Inconsistent stool looks like normal but in it contains black pebbles like. I was cured by jaundice in childhood still have my sclera yellow?

See a doctor: I am not sure of what caused your jaundice in childhood but if you still have yellow sclera that is clearly not normal. You should see a doctor and have some liver tests. The inconsistent stool may or may not be related to that. Make sure you drink lots of water, be active with exercise and eat a diet that has fruits and vegetables to provide adequate fiber to help regulate your stool ...Read more

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In gilbert syndrome what protocals I must take to get rid of yellow sclera due to jaundice?

Gilbert's disease: See your doctor because you may have a super I posed condition that is affecting your liver. In gilbert's disease you will not normally have yellow sclera. ...Read more

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I'm 29f, healthy weight, neck/upper back pain for 2 yrs, back spasms last thurs so severe I had to go to er. Also recently developed yellow sclera! Help!?

I'm 29f, healthy weight, neck/upper back pain for 2 yrs, back spasms last thurs so severe I had to go to er. Also recently developed yellow sclera! Help!?

Yellow sclera: I'm more concerned about the yellow sclera in your eyes than the back pain for 2 years. It could mean something is going on with your liver - something you should see the doctor right away for. It probably doesn't have anything to do with the back pain that's been going on for 2 years. ...Read more

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Is it normal for yellowing at the bottom of your eye?

Is it normal for yellowing at the bottom of your eye?

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 more

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Why is the white in my eye yellow?

Why is the white in my eye yellow?

Yellow spot: If its just a yellow spot on your eyes it could just be a benign pingueculum. If both eyes are yellow all over then you should have liver function checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of whites of your eye to turn yellow?

Jaundice?: Sometimes if the entire white part of your eye is turning yellow, this could be a sign of elevated bilirubin in your blood, and is related to many conditions affecting the liver and gallbladder. You will need to see your primary care md right away to check this with a simple blood test. If just small areas become yellowed, this can be elastotic degeneration, a sun exposure problem on the eye. ...Read more

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Yellow in iris of eye?

Yellow in iris of eye?

? iris color: Perhaps you are noticing various color differences on the iris surface. Some irides have multiple colors (hazel) and depending on the balance of colors, your eyes may appear yellow-brown or golden. I'm not sure you are asking about the color you have or that it has changed, in which you would need an eye exam to know exactly what you are referring to. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change unless there is severe internal inflammation or actual trauma. Yellowing around the iris can be a sign of hepatitis or other liver diseases. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I have a yellow blemish above my eye what is this?

I have a yellow blemish above my eye what is this?

Possibly fatty depos: If ths is in the eyelid skin its probably a fat deposit, one needs the exact location to be certain. ...Read more

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What causes the white part in your eye to turn yellow?

What causes the white part in your eye to turn yellow?

UV radiation: The yellow part is called pingecula. It can develop into a pterygium. ...Read more

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Not all the white in my eye is yellow just round the outside what is this?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens if the iris of your eye is turning yellow?

Could you tell me what happens if the iris of your eye is turning yellow?

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

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What does yellow colour of the eye ball signify?

Jaundice: Diffuse yellowing of the whites of the eyes is known as jaundice and can be a sign of liver disease. See your medical doctor right away for a complete physical evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eye is yellow?

What does it mean when your eye is yellow?

Several possible: Causes, ranging from normal variant to pinguecula to jaundice. Consider an exam if this is a sudden new finding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if eye whites are yellow?

Possible liver issue: If this is new onset and especially if you feel ill, you should see your primary md asap or possibly even go to the er. This may mean your liver is failing or that you have hepatitis. If this is longstanding issue and you are a darkly pigmented person, it may be within the normal range. ...Read more

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Why does the white part of your eye turn yellow?

Why does the white part of your eye turn yellow?

Yellow eyes: Yellowing of the eyes can be caused by chronic sunlight exposure. This causes degenerative changes in those parts of the white of the eye which are most exposed to the sun. If the eyes are diffusely yellow, then it could be caused by jaundice and should be evaluated by your medical doctor. ...Read more

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What means if yellow stuff in my eye when I wake up?

What means if yellow stuff in my eye when I wake up?

Dried tears: Dried mucous is quite common in the mornings. It's most common in the corners of the eyes, but can crust on the lids if you are having an eye infection or allergies. If you are having a lot of this, you may need to use some eye treatment before bedtime. Talk to your eye doctor about treatment options. ...Read more