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Yellow Deposits On Sclera
So if there is yellow deposit on the eye the only way top get rid of it is surgery? And it has no harm apart from looking not so nice? What causes it?
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
? Jaundice?: Yellow sclera can be related to jaundice. If your skin and sclera are turning yellow please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
May have pinguelca? 20 yr old male. Noticed yellow spot on sclera 2 months ago. Sometimes red inflammed itchy. Not bothersome. On nasal side by cornea
Please clarify: What your question is. Be specific and clear so that we can help you. Re-ask. ...Read more
I have a moveable fluid pocket in the conjunctiva. I have a yellow/brown spot with this too on sclera. No pain or red. Eye feels sluggish and watery?
Picture: Even with your good description, I think this requires a picture at least. ...Read more
Yellowing of sclera (new onset) and bruises of unknown origin, any idea if this could be due to to liver damage. I take excedrin, Prozac and Topamax (topiramate)?
Liver is sick: Yes. These symptoms can represent significant liver disease. ...Read more
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
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
? 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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