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When your eye ball are yellow?

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Dr. Michael Gold
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: May be jaundice

Need to get your liver checked.

In brief: May be jaundice

Need to get your liver checked.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Jaundice is a result of elevated bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. Bilirubin is yellow. If the liver is not working well, bilirubin (yellow in color) accumulates in the blood and can be seen in the whites of the eyes.
Dr. Robert Janigian
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Liver disease

When the whites of the eyes appear yellow it is most often related to liver disease.
The eyes normally appear white because the layer covering it called the conjunctiva is transparent. However in people with liver problems a pigment called bilirubin builds up in the bloodstream and can accumulate in this normally transparent membrane turning it yellow.

In brief: Liver disease

When the whites of the eyes appear yellow it is most often related to liver disease.
The eyes normally appear white because the layer covering it called the conjunctiva is transparent. However in people with liver problems a pigment called bilirubin builds up in the bloodstream and can accumulate in this normally transparent membrane turning it yellow.
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