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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Yellow Eyes (Overview)

Yellow eyes = yellowing of sclera is usually related to jaundice.


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What causes yellow eyes?

What causes yellow eyes?

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 more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
89 Doctors shared insights

Yellow Eyes (Overview)

Yellow eyes = yellowing of sclera is usually related to jaundice.


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What does it mean if you have yellow eyes?

What does it mean if you have yellow eyes?

Not good: This is a sign of elevated bilirubin in the blood which is usually caused by any number of liver diseases. You should get this checked out asap. Yellow eyes is called icterus which is analagous to yellow skin (jaundice). ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist as soon as possible
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

See ophthalmologist: Before treatment can be started, a reason for your condition must be determined. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes of yellow eyes?

What causes of yellow eyes?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for yellow eyes and skin?

What is the best treatment for yellow eyes and skin?

Jaundice?: Can't tell the treatment without you getting evalauted by a doctor. Because the jaundice could be drug induced, from infections, inflammations involving liver, malignancies etc, pl. See your pcp. Get examined physically also, will need more history and basic lab. Work ...Read more

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No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

No jaundice but yellow eyes. Any cure please? I am 21 and yellow eyes are embrassing.

Go to the Doctor: You need to find out why your eyes are yellow. There are several very significant possibilities. The doctor must do some testing. ...Read more

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Is there a natural therapy to get rid of yellow eyes in a baby?

Is there a natural therapy to get rid of yellow eyes in a baby?

No: If a baby naturally has a yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes, there is really no natural treatment. However, if it is a newborn with jaundice, the yellow will lessen when the jaundice goes away. If it is an older infant who is feeding baby food and receiving a lot of carrots or other orange/yellow vegetables in the diet, reducing these can reduce the degree of yellow tint to the eyes. ...Read more

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That drug that will make a yellow eyes white?

That drug that will make a yellow eyes white?

None: There is no drug that will whiten yellow eyes. You must first find out why they are yellow and then treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more

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What causes yellow eyes?

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 more

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What causes of yellow eyes?

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 more

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Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

Could contipation cause yellow eyes?

It should not: Constipation itself should not cause yellowing of your eyes/skin, but diseases of the liver/gallblader system can cause constipations and yellowing of eyes/skin. If you your eyes are turning yellow, I would consult doc for an eval--likely elevated bilirubin levels from excess red blood cell breakdown and/or liver/gallbladder/pancreas trouble. So, don't ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone be born with yellow eyes?

Can someone be born with yellow eyes?

Sure: Yellow eyes are very rare because typically iris color is not pigmented with yellow hue. ...Read more

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How can I treat my red and yellow eyes?

See ophthalmologist: Before treatment can be started, a reason for your condition must be determined. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why do some old people have yellow eyes?

Why do some old people have yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: 1- jaundice: yellowing of the sclerae (whites of the eyes), resulting from bile (or its pigment bilirrubin). This indicates serious liver disease.
2-although not exactly yellow, the brown pigmentation of the eye may "spill" on the sclera or conjunctiva resulting in an almost yellow appearance.
3- I've seen pts calling "yellow" pingueculae (fleshy nodules in the conjunctiva, @ 3 & 9 o clock. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

What could cause yellow eyes besides hepatitis?

Hemolysis, obstruct: Hemolysis (red blood cell destruction) can cause jaundice as can biliary obstruction from gallstones or pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What does having reddish, yellow eyes and yellow palms mean?

Jaundice: Yellow skin and eyes can be a serious sign of biliary disease. Scleral icterus is the official term used to describe yellow eyes. A consultation is strongly recommended! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Yellow eyes and skin?

What is the definition or description of: Yellow eyes and skin?

Jaundice: Unless you eat 10 pounds or more of carrots per day, yellow skin and yellow eyes are almost always due to liver malfunction causing the condition termed jaundice. See your internist or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome and got really yellow eyes. What can I do to treat it?

Jaundice: Gilbert's syndrome produces an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood, but normally has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under conditions of stress, exertion, fasting, and infections, but the condition usually has few other symptoms or risks. Reducing these risk factors may help. There is no way to change the color of the eyes except through contact lens use (scleral lens). ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and I have a yellow eyes for 20 years. No hepatitis. What is it?

Pinguecula: Yellowish deposits that grow on the white of the eye. Very common- worse among those whose ancestry is close to equator. If you are really miserable, you can have them excised. ...Read more

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Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more

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I have had yellow eyes for the past approx 3 months. I have had bloodwork done and all came back ok. What could be the cause?

Liver disease: If it is not jaundice, it may be caroteinemia- eating too much of pigmented food like carrots.
What is the colour of your urine? ...Read more

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What do yellow eyes mean?

What do yellow eyes mean?

Jaundice: Yellow eyes usually mean one has jaundice: can be due to liver issues, general disease or nutrition concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I have yellow eyes?

Could be liver: I'll defer to my physician colleagues, but commonly liver problems can cause this. Seek medical consultation and get lab work done. ...Read more

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How to make yellow eyes white?

How to make yellow eyes white?

Examination: There are many causes of discoloration of the eye. Some of them are treatable and some are not. See your eye care provider for an evaluation and potential treatment. ...Read more

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I have yellow eyes what I have to do?

I have yellow eyes what I have to do?

Yellow eyes: Please send us photo. It could be jaundice or very noticeable pingueculas or pterygium: the work up for each is very different. If Jaundice, you need to have liver function tests, check for hepatitis & urine test for bilirubin, which indicates that conjugated hyperbilirubinemia is present. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for full work up list. Consult with us first to see which you have. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have yellow eyes?

Not good: This is a sign of elevated bilirubin in the blood which is usually caused by any number of liver diseases. You should get this checked out asap. Yellow eyes is called icterus which is analagous to yellow skin (jaundice). ...Read more

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Will my yellow eyes ever go back to white?

Will my yellow eyes ever go back to white?

Depends: If they are yellow because of jaundice from liver disease once liver disease is resolved they go back to white. If it is from a congenital anemia like thalasemia then it will stay the same. You also may be referring to pinguecula that is next to cornea which if inflamed can be treated to become less evident. ...Read more

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That drug that will make a yellow eyes white?

None: There is no drug that will whiten yellow eyes. You must first find out why they are yellow and then treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
375 Doctors shared insights

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more