After inserting contact lenses nearly every day, I have began to notice a yellow tinge on the outer surface of the whites of my eye (near nose and peripheral). I have problems when I use computer screens swell - even brief use causes a red static tired eye look that resembles being poked in the eye.
Its not a specific yellow 'lump', but a 'C-shape' discoloration that is beginning to appear when you get closer to my nose and peripheral eye (I notice this as I initially place my contacts on the white part of my eyes and look around for it to sit properly). The immediate sclera near the iris is white (blotted red when dry).
I've had recent eye tests including glaucoma who have not noted any serious issues. I highlighted the yellow tinge, but the opt. dismissed it as Wind&Sun damage - telling me to wear sun glasses and noted I have very dry eyes, i need to use moisturizing eye drops and being fair skinned I shouldn't be in the sun a lot.
I've had several blood tests including liver function after my GP wanted a base check as I moved countries. These all came back clear, and i've never had any issues. I asked the Dr about the yellow discoloration, who passively dismissed it as UV damage after a glance - told again to wear sun glasses and use eye drops.
I've moved to a hot climate, Australia, and been traveling around hot countries near the equator for nearly 10 years years. Sadly, I must admit I have not always faithfully wore sunglasses until recently. Also, I do a lot of sea activities.
Question - for some re-assurance.
The infamous google search - horror stores of liver failure and jaundice, along with haunting pictures of harrowing glowing yellow eyes? I must admit, this causes the most distress as I never want to look in the mirror and see that in myself.
The other explanation, Pinguecula. The images, however, appear to show a growth that seeps into the iris or a itchy lump. Mine look to be in the extreme right or left, and appears to blend into the white sclera in a distinct C-shape.
Can someone confirm what this is, as ultimately its causing some distress which I hope is just over cautious worry!