For example, if the white of the eyes appear yellow it may, in many cases, mean that there is a problem associated with the liver or, less frequently, anemia, or malaria.
Jaundice, hepatitis, liver and pancreas cancers and gallstones are among the medical conditions that yellowing of the eye white is a symptom so it is best to be on the safe side and seek urgent medical opinion if you notice any yellow discolor. Prompt attention may restore the white of the eye to its normal healthy appearance.
Problems With Scelera
The main problem experienced with the scelara (white of the eyes) is when they become bloodshot or take on a reddish inflamed condition. This is caused by a number of reasons.
- Smoking or being in a smoky atmosphere for any length of time.
- Having a cold or flu.
- Being exposed to cold winds without goggles or any other eye protection.
- Lack of sleep.
- Too much alcohol.
- Dry eye (symptom is excessive eye watering so see your opthalmologist)
- Exposure to sun.
- Dust or grit in the eye.
- An infection.
- Too long at the computer causing eye strain.
- Reading in a poor light.
Blood Vessels In the Eye Enlarge
What happens is that the blood vessels underlying the surface of the white of the eye become enlarged and visible, sometimes bursting to form an unattractive, painless red blotch or spot.
Normally you can expect the blood spot to disappear within a week or two without treatment although there is little effective treatment that will hurry the process.
Conjunctivitis, It Could Be Sexually Transmitted
Conjunctivitis is a highly infectious and highly irritating inflammation of the eye that is commonly known as pink eye. It is caused by a virus or bacteria and can be sexually transmitted by chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
Normally the infection will clear up within ten days to a fortnight. If caused by a sexually transmitted infection it may last for several months.
Dealing with conjunctivitis is not easy. In either case, if pink eye occurs seek medical advice as soon as possible, try not to rub the eyes and do not share a towel, pillow or anything that may pass the infection on to others.