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Arianna walker


11/23/2012

What is the white part of my eye called?

What is the white part of my eye called? And if it turns yellow, does it mean i got some eye problems?
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  • Alexia

    11/23/2012

    Well, generally speaking, the white part of the eye is called the sclera. When it turns to yellow, it will mean some eye diseases in your eyes. You should know that 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. If just small areas become yellowed, this can be elastotic degeneration, which is a sun exposure problem on the eye. So you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible.
  • May Yong

    11/26/2012

    That is the white of the eye which is the necessary part of the eyes. When the white of the eye becomes yellow, it may appear jaundice. Many diseases can cause this kind of symptom, like contagious liver, bile, duct disease, pregnancy poisoning and so on. In addition, the hemolytic disease can also cause the jaundice. It is commonly known as yellow disease which is a kind of serum bilirubin rise due to the skin mucous membrane and sclera. Sometimes, the problem in the liver may cause such symptom of yellow parts of the eyes. You are strongly suggested to go to the hospital and accept diagnose. You should accept the treatment as soon as possible to avoid other eye problems. You should not let it affect your vision by taking the treatment in the early time.
  • walkingwolf2004

    11/26/2012

    The white part of eyes is called whites,when it turn yellow,it means that your health is in danger .The yellowing of the eyes is typically a sign of a very serious disorder. This symptom should not be ignored and medical attention should be sought immediately. The two largest causes of yellow eyes are liver dysfunction or issues with the breakdown of the red blood cells. Treatments are available for most underlying problems if detected early, but if left untreated can require major life saving efforts. See a physician if this symptom is noted. You'd better take care of yourself,try to relax more,eat more health food.
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