17 February 2009

Thanks to Dr. Kiirsten Finn

The reason people tend to get yellow eyes is because their body has a build up of bilirubin, aka hyperbilirubinemia.  Bilirubin is what makes your urine yellow.  When there is a back up of bilirubin it is usually a sign that there is damage to a persons liver.  I'm sure malnutrition plays a part in this at well.  You often see alcoholics with yellow eyes (called jaundice) because of their liver damage.  Obviously alcohol is not the only reason though.