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What does it mean if the whites of your eyes are not white?


  • whitney

    What does it mean if the whites of your eyes are not white?

    My friend is an alcoholic, and the whites of his eyes are more of a yellow color rather than white at all. Just researching it because I've become conserned.

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  • Nemesis  
    Yellow sclerae which should be white, taken with the fact that your friend is a heavy drinker, would lead one to assume pre-hepatic jaundice is the culprit. It's liver damage, plain and simple. Tell him to quit drinking unless he wants to be on a long waiting list for a new liver in a few years. And no one wants to donate livers to drunks, the same way no one wants to give a heavy smoker new lungs for them to screw up.
  • charles 2  
    yellow eyes are usually a sign of jaundice,a problem with the liver ditays
  • lcy_bby  
    hahah it means your liver is SHOT, which isnt surprising for an alcoholic
  • Buster Hymen  
    It might mean liver damage.
  • TCM  
    jeebus! sounds like his liver is in the ****ter! I'm nat fer shure on dat, but lewk up jaundice.