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Hi tmoney3 - do you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun and/or wind? Do you tend to have dry eyes? If so, the yellow in your eyes could be a response to your environment. People who are exposed to the elements can sometimes get what are called "pinguecula" and "pterygia". The "whites" of your eyes are trying to protect themselves from UV light (sun) and other irritants by producing these fatty tissues (yes - it is fat cells!!). They cause your eyes to take on a yellowish color and can form lumps in the conjunctiva. The ONLY way to get rid of them, unfortunately, is by surgical removal and this can be done only by a qualified ophthalmologist. But ophths. usually will not remove these growths because they tend to grow right back. They will, however, remove them if they begin to interfere with your vision (sometimes pterygia can grow right over the whole corneal surface). You might want to try doing a search on the internet to get some more info. Maybe this is what you have?? I don't know, but it's worth looking into. Good luck!

Jen





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