Michael Jordan’s eyes can’t be unseen
Michael Jordan has captivated the world all over again with the release of his highly-acclaimed 10-episode documentary.
A series of staggering revelations about the NBA legend uncovered during filming for the ESPN/Netflix series have made daily headlines around the world since it first aired last month.
The Last Dance documentary has answered some of the biggest mysteries that surrounded the six-time NBA champion - but perhaps the most curious question that has followed Jordan in recent decades remains unanswered after the first eight episodes of the hit series.
If anything, the Last Dance has breathed life into the conspiracy theories that have emerged recently surrounding the Nike icon's eyes.
The vision of Jordan filmed for the documentary shows a clear and consistent shade of yellow surrounding the iris in both eyes.
The haunting look in the champion basketballers eyes has spread across the internet in recent weeks, leaving fans perplexed and without answers.
His Royal Airness has never revealed the truth behind the eyes that would not have been out of place in Michael Jackson's Thriller video.
It has been almost 20 years since he was first seen with yellow eyes following his final retirement in 2003.
Without any answers, the internet has speculated wildly. Most of his devoted fans are simply concerned about what the eye issue may say about his health.
Can a medical professional explain why Michael Jordan's eyes look like that?— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) April 27, 2020
I know we have enough health concerns to worry about right now, but is anyone else concerned for Michael Jordan’s jaundice eyes in the “Last Dance”? Like for real it looks like he’s in liver failure. #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/ScUrMgd29e— Jill (@sadnurse420) April 27, 2020
Most believe Jordan may simply have jaundice, a condition that typically indicates a problem with the liver.
Jaundice sufferers typically have an excess of waste material bilirubin in their blood which can turn skin and eyes yellow.
However, VICE reports the yellow shade could also be symptomatic of more serious liver conditions including hepatitis, gallstones, cirrhosis, and even cancer.
"Yellow eyes should not be ignored because they are a sign of something more going on. There is literally more than meets the eye," Dr. Val Phua, an ophthalmologist at Eagle Eye Centre Singapore, told VICE.
"Leaving eye conditions untreated includes compromise in vision and even blindness.
"His eyes are slightly discoloured which may point to jaundice, but there seems to also be a slightly raised lesion on the eye, which can point to something local causing the discolouration like a pinguecula," said Dr. Phua upon his observation.
"Yellowish discolouration of the eyes may be more obvious in a dark-skinned individual compared with someone who is fair-skinned."
Originally published as Michael Jordan's eyes can't be unseen