Christopher Jermak, MD
Location and Office HoursRetina Consultants of Western New York
Williamsville, NY 14221
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What causes the whites of the eye to appear yellow?
The most common cause of a yellow cast to the whites of the eyes is thickening of the clear membrane (the bulbar conjunctiva) that covers the whites of the eyes. The name of such a thickening is pinguecula. Pingueculae form when the eye has been subjected to much ultraviolet radiation in sunlight, so ultraviolet-absorbing sunglasses are preventative. Less commonly, the entire white of the eye can become yellow in a person who has liver failure with an elevated level of a chemical called bilirubin in the blood.
What are the symptoms of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Typical symptoms of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid when it develops in the eyes include redness, pain, tearing, and sensitivity to light.
What are the symptoms of uveal coloboma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
There may or may not be any symptoms related to coloboma; it all depends on the amount and location of the missing tissue. People with a coloboma affecting the macula and the optic nerve will likely have reduced vision. In general, it is difficult to exactly predict what level of vision a baby will have only by looking at how much of the retina is missing.
People with coloboma affecting any part of the retina will have what is called a field defect. A field defect means that a person is missing vision in a specific location. Because coloboma is located in the lower part of the retina, vision in the upper part of the field of vision will be missing. This may or may not be noticeable to the affected person.
A person with a coloboma affecting the front of the eye only will not have any decreased vision from it. Some people, however, have reported being more sensitive to light.
This answer is based on source information from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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