The conjunctiva may have a yellowish color f certain conditions are present.


The discoloration may affect one or both eyes. It may be more easily detected in natural light.


The most common cause of yellowish discoloration is jaundice associated with elevated serum bilirubin secondary to hemolysis, hepatocellular disease or biliary obstruction.


Other causes:

(1) picric acid (2,4,6-trinitrophenol)

(2) aromatic nitro and amino chemicals

(3) other chemicals

(4) conjunctival fat deposition


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