Why would you expect the eyes to turn tellow as a result of jaundice?

Yellow eyes Jaundice. Various mechanisms result in jaundice. Most commonly obstruction bile flow is the cause. Here it is: 1- liver produces bile: part flows constantly into the duodenum, (small bowel) part is stored in the gallbladder. 2- if flow is obstructed it spills into the blood. The tissues become stained yellow (the color of bile) 3- the white sclera of the eyes shows it more easily and first.
Yellow eyes. Bilirubin is one of the breakdown products of hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen in our blood. Bilirubin is yellow. When someone has jaundice, bilirubin is elevated, and the whites of the eyes turn yellow.