Why are my eyes yellow?

When you look at your eyes, you usually see a circle of colour nestled in a field of white.  The white part of the eye is called the sclera.  It is a protective layer that covers approximately 80% of the eyeball’s surface, forming the tough outer wall of the eyeball.

The conjunctiva is a thin mucous membrane that covers the sclera and also lines the inside of the eyelids. The conjunctiva is translucent (clear) and it carries a network of fine conjunctival blood vessels.

Good to have white sclera

Usually, if it is young and healthy, the sclera is white, which is why it is commonly known as the white of the eye.  And we all want our sclera to be bright white.  This makes you look younger, healthier and more attractive.  It’s therefore no surprise whe