Apparently "Red Eye" but isn't it Jaundice?

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Hi,

So I'll be honest I stare at a computer screen for days on end and i'm sure a majority of people fall victim to these devices... I basically have eyes more a less the same as this persons which has been taken from a simple Google Search.

My concern is that isn't it jaundice? If you look closely towards the corners especially the right corner of the eye you can see it's clearly visible of a "Yellow" tint.

My questions...

1) Doesn't yellow indicate liver problems or infection?

2) How can you distinguish between jaundice and red eye when they both present a Yellow Tint.

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    That being said,your eye is very red,could be bleparitis or even dry eye. Best to see an optometrist.
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    You need to rule out raised liver enzymes. This can only be done by having a blood test.

    If they are raised the dr can advise you further. Try not to worry as the liver can recover if indeed the enzymes are raised in the first place. An optometrist cannot carry out or order a blood test.

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