My 13 year old daughter and I were staring at ourselves in the mirror looking for a resemblance when I actually noticed a glaring difference. The whites of her blue eyes are way whiter than the whites of my green ones. Many things can cause the whites of the eyes (aka the sclera) to be less than white — Everything from serious issues to virtual non-issues can affect its color. There’s jaundice, hepatitis, liver disease, Gilbert’s Syndrome, inflammation, irritation, dryness, allergies, sun exposure and even age.
If you do notice a change in your sclera, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to rule out anything serious. Once you’ve discovered there’s no reason for alarm, you can