This is a clinical condition due to the abnormally raised bilirubin in serum. Typically the sclera becomes yellowish. As the serum bilirubin increases the skin also becomes yellow. The various causes could be hemolytic , hepatic or obstructive. The commonest cause is the infective hepatitis, where the sclera is mild to deep yellow. The greenish yellow tinge is suggestive of obstructive jaundice.