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What are the causes of whites of your eye to turn yellow?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Jamie Berkes
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Jaundice
Liver dysfunction leading to high bilirubin levels is the most.
Ommon cause, but there are also non-liver related conditions. Anyone with yellow eyes should be urgently evaluated by a physician as it generally is seen in severe cases of liver disease and is potentially life threatening.

In brief: Jaundice
Liver dysfunction leading to high bilirubin levels is the most.
Ommon cause, but there are also non-liver related conditions. Anyone with yellow eyes should be urgently evaluated by a physician as it generally is seen in severe cases of liver disease and is potentially life threatening.
Dr. Jamie Berkes
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Dr. Gary Wortz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hepatitis A
Hepatitis a, (a food born disease, not the kind you get from dirty needles etc), among other types of hepatitis can cause jaundice.
If you notice white or light colored stools with yellowing of the eyes or skin, it's time to see your doctors.

In brief: Hepatitis A
Hepatitis a, (a food born disease, not the kind you get from dirty needles etc), among other types of hepatitis can cause jaundice.
If you notice white or light colored stools with yellowing of the eyes or skin, it's time to see your doctors.
Dr. Gary Wortz
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yellow eyes, skin
Blockage to the flow of bile, either within the liver or outside it.
Can be due to stones or tumors causing blockage of bile ducts. Can be from intrinsic liver disease, acute or chronic, infectious or not.Yellow skin, white eyes: too much carotene-lay off the carrot juice. Yellow eyes, white skin: ophth issues or vitamin a deficiency.Yellow eyes, yellow skin: see your doc asap-may be serious.

In brief: Yellow eyes, skin
Blockage to the flow of bile, either within the liver or outside it.
Can be due to stones or tumors causing blockage of bile ducts. Can be from intrinsic liver disease, acute or chronic, infectious or not.Yellow skin, white eyes: too much carotene-lay off the carrot juice. Yellow eyes, white skin: ophth issues or vitamin a deficiency.Yellow eyes, yellow skin: see your doc asap-may be serious.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: cirrhosis
L i v e r d a m a g e.

In brief: cirrhosis
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Jaundice and others
Complete yellowing of the whites of the ideas can be due to liver diseases; however some yellowing at the sides of the eyes are due to sun damage in the form of pingueculum or pterygium.

In brief: Jaundice and others
Complete yellowing of the whites of the ideas can be due to liver diseases; however some yellowing at the sides of the eyes are due to sun damage in the form of pingueculum or pterygium.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Yellowing can also be caused by sun damage to the eyes called elastotic degeneration which is not harmful to you.
It is best to see your ophthalmologist to can differentiate between the two!

In brief: Depends
Yellowing can also be caused by sun damage to the eyes called elastotic degeneration which is not harmful to you.
It is best to see your ophthalmologist to can differentiate between the two!
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eyes turning yellow
Also a blockage in your bile duct of your gall bladder. Go see your doctor if this occurs.

In brief: Eyes turning yellow
Also a blockage in your bile duct of your gall bladder. Go see your doctor if this occurs.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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