Question by  MamaDolce (19)

What causes eye discoloration?


Answer by  Anita14 (149)

It can be caused by a variety of factors. The discoloration could result from a serious disease including cancer or something as minor as fatigue or eyestrain. Redness in the eye can be caused by a harmless broken blood vessel. Yellowish eyes can be a sign of jaundice. This symption should be immediately investigated by a qualified physician or opthamologist.


Answer by  Junebug (158)

A yellowish tint of the sclera, or white of the eye, is a classic sign of jaundice and indicates problems with the liver. A blue or gray sclera is sometimes associated with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition involving fragile bones. Excessive redness may be caused by a number of irritants, including bacteria, viruses, makeup, allergens, chlorine from swimming pools, etc.

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I have a big concern I have been asked by many people what color is my eye. As far back as I remember my eye color has been brown. But people repeatedly asking me. I use to ignore it. I have blue or grayish rings.I'm worried. Please explain...don't know wha  add a comment

Answer by  kmott (188)

Eye discoloration is a broad term. Discoloration of the eyeball itself can be the result of an allergic reaction (to animal dander, dust, etc. ) or a more serious infection or traumatic injury. Redness of the eye and surrounding tissue can be due to general bodily fatigue or lack of sleep.


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

Drugs, alcohol, some prescription medications. Any kind of eye discoloration could be sign of jaundice which may be as a result of hepatitis. Jaundice causes yellowing of the eyes.


Answer by  lwat80 (300)

Actually, people can develop freckles in their eyes. Aside from that discoloration could indicate liver malfunctions and one should never ignore this symptom. See a doctor immediately if you have eye discoloration.


Answer by  walter80 (409)

Eye discoloration can be due to age and is a natural process. It could also be brought on by allergies or irritants causing the eye to redden, eye drops may help to alleviate this. However it can be a symptom of jaundice or liver disease so it is worth getting checked out by a doctor.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Eye discoloration may be caused by allergies, disease, poor diet and/or vitamin deficiency. Yellow (jaundice) indicates liver conditions. Blue or gray indicates a bone condition. Seek medical attention for cause.


Answer by  Meghan23 (69)

When a person experiences a yellow discoloration in the white portion of their eye there is a possibility that they may have problems with their liver caused from excessive drinking.


Answer by  Delaney (28)

This is hard to answer because I'm not sure where the discoloration is exactly located nor do I know if there are other symptoms involved such as blurred vision, pain, irritation or swelling. If the discoloration is something that you just noticed or if there are other symptoms,seek medical attention.


Answer by  trus07 (1)

My son has MecP2 Duplication disorder, age 25, I have noticed in the past few months his whites of his eyes have turned grey. He has Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (seizures) and is on Keppra and Lamictal and Atenonal. What could be causing this grey condition of his eyes?

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