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Also read "Eyestrain.

ENCOURAGEMENTThank God that He is so near to help in time of need. Prayer and faith can do
that which no earthly power can accomplish. Trust Him and obey His Written Word, and you will have
the guidance you need.

YELLOW EYES (Icterus; Jaundice)

SYMPTOMSThe whites of the eyes (sclera) have a yellow cast.

CAUSESThe bile duct system develops a blockage, which produces gallstones, possibly tumors, and
hepatitis. Red blood cells may also be destroyed in the process.
Those taking large amounts of carrot juice will develop a yellowish cast to their skin (which is in no way
dangerous). But their sclera will not turn yellow, which is the sign of jaundice.
Treatment of jaundice includes ultraviolet light exposure in order to increase elimination
and liver flush. For 3 days, drink apple juice, followed by a cup of olive oil and a cup of
lemon juice. Also obtain vitamins C, A, and E.
Also see Jaundice
ENCOURAGEMENTKeep your mind on Jesus, and pride and the love of the world will vanish.
Beside the loveliness of Christ, all earthly attractions will seem of little worth.

KERATOMALACIA (Xerophthalmia)

SYMPTOMSThe cornea is the domed clear bulge on the front of the eye. It becomes hazy and dry,
and then ulcerated. The eyes feel extremely dry. Blinking increases, but does not seem to properly

moisten them. Conjunctivitis and night blindness occurs.

Fat-like spots (Bitot's spots) appear on the sclera (white of the eye). These are white, foamy, elevated,
and sharply outlined patches on the whites of the eyes.
CAUSESThis is a nutritional problem. If it is not solved, permanent blindness can result.
Take vitamin A (25,000 units for children, and at least 50,000 units for adults) per day as
beta carotene. Increase the amount of zinc and protein consumption, and improve the
general nutrition. Take a vitamin/mineral supplement twice daily.
Bitot's spots are caused by a vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin D and adequate protein are
also needed.
Avoid eyestrain and smoke-filled rooms.
ENCOURAGEMENTWe must be much in prayer if we would make progress in the spiritual life.
Take time with God, and you will be blessed for it. He can give you strength to live a better life, a clean
life, a new life in Christ.


SYMPTOMSRed lines in the whites of the eyes.

CAUSESThis can be caused by dust, pollen allergies, bright sunshine, cigarette smoke, other irritants,
overwork, and staying up late at night.
People over 40 commonly experience this problem to some extent. But if it is excessive, or if you are
younger, you may wish to give it closer attention.
Get more rest at night. Pause and rest a little more during the day.
Do not use "drops" from the pharmacy. They have an agent in them that constricts the