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Yellow Deposits On Sclera
Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.
Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?
Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort.Itchy skin?
No: These are structure changes of the conjunctiva. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment that causes a yellowing of the skin (; whites of the eyes or sclerae) jaundice. Bilirubin darkens the urine. The two problems either relate to liver disease or hemolysis of red blood cells (bilirubin is found in them). Tests can be done to distinguish the source ; the history/exam would also be critical. See your doctor if not already doing so. ...Read more
Yes: You are probably observing a deposit termed a pingueculum - sort of a callus of the eye - a normal growth which protects this usually open part of the eye against wind, dust and uv light. It has a yellow tint, can vary in size and is highlighted if the eye gets red or irritated. This is a normal feature of eyes in the middle years. ...Read more
Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on the skin. ...Read more
"My eyes are losing color....I have crescent shaped grayish/white spots on the tops of both eyes (my eyes are brown). ?
Corneal arcus: In many, over the years, lipid seeps out of the blood and collects at the edge of the cornea as an arc. This is totally benign and is a surface change. The iris, which provides the basic color to the eye, is inside the eye and is not affected by this although it is underneath. ...Read more
What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?
It doesn't : The yellow discoloration is just more visible against the white back drop of the sclera. ...Read more
Pingueculum : These yellowish spots usually located at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions on the conjunctiva represent solar elastosis, changes that occur in the elastic tissues in the conj. Which occur by chronic sun, wind, dusty environmental conditions. Sunglasses, artificial tears will help protect your eyes during these dry irritation exposures. If particularly chronically irritated, they transform to pterygium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...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
New?: You may have normal irises with peripupillary color that is different than the periphery. If you are otherwise healthy and without ocular injuries, surgery, eye medication or systemic disease that results in ocular complications (diabetes, connective tissue disease) your color of your eyes is most likely normal. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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