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There's a yellow-tinged area on my sclera (white of eye). Is it caused by my allergies (rhinitis)?
There are many causes for a yellowish appearance on the white of your eye. You should see your ophthalmologist for an appropriate diagnosis if you are concerned about the appearance of your eyes. The most common cause of a yellowish area is the presence of a pinguecula, which is an elevated yellowish fibrous patch of tissue. It is thought to be caused by ultraviolet damage from the sun or from chronic irritation from dry or windy environments. They can get inflamed periodically and develop a reddish appearance. Allergies commonly make the eyes red, itchy, and watery.
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