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Both of my eyes are burning and have a slight yellow color.

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Both of my eyes are burning and have a slight yellow color. I take medication for Ulcerative Colitics (Asacol) and (Diamox) for increased cranial pressure that is making the optic nerves swell. Can either of these meds cause the new eye symptoms?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 7 years ago.

For the burning of eyes you can start putting Refresh tears eye drops, one drop four times a day to both eyes. Burning sensation in the eyes is usually indicative of dry eyes(which could be due to a variety of causes but definitely not your condition or medications you are taking).

Yellowish discoloration of the eye is indicative of Jaundice(Liver toxicity). For this you need to undergo blood tests like serum bilirubin, liver function tests - SGOT / SGPT for confirmation. A physician would be a better person to give any further treatment in this regard. There is no eye medication for yellowish discoloration of the eye.

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These answers are for information purpose only and cannot be substituted for a check-up and visit to an ophthalmologist.