Yellow eyes can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose yellow eyes, we could:
|Pancreatic Cancer||4%||Ruled out|
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver||1%||Ruled out|
|Infectious Mononucleosis||1%||Ruled out|
|Liver Congestion||1%||Ruled out|
Do the whites of your eyes have a more yellow (jaundiced) color than in previous weeks or months?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Yes, a little I think
Jaundice also suggests the following possibilities:
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and eyes that occurs when the diseased liver does not process enough bilirubin.
The gallbladder releases bile into the small intestines through a tube called the cystic duct, which connects to the bile duct. When gallstones are obstructing these ducts, bile builds up in the gallbladder and increases the concentration of a yellowish substance called bilirubin in the blood, causing a yellowing of the skin known as jaundice.
Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by increased amounts of bilirubin in the bloodstream. High levels of bilirubin my be excreted by the kidneys in response to inflammation of the liver cells caused by hepatitis.
Malaria can cause jaundice through the loss of red blood cells.