14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

Things Eyes Say About Health

Did you know that your eyes can say a lot about your health? Learning about the signs and symptoms of different eye problems can help you seek immediate medical help and prevent larger health issues in your body.

Here are things your eyes say about your health and you can notice them just by looking in your eyes:

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14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

1. Disappearing Eyebrows

If you notice that a third of your eyebrows fall out, it may indicate a thyroid disease that can be either due to overactive thyroid gland or underactive thyroid gland.

Thyroid hormones are important for the production of hair. So, if you start noticing the thinning of eyebrows and uneven brow hair loss, or early greying, then it’s a sign of thyroid problem.

2. A Stye That Won’t Go Away

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14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

A small, raised, often reddish bump along the inner or outer eyelid margin is called a stye. If it stays of more than three months or it keeps re-occurring in the same area, it indicates that you are suffering from rare cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma.

A cancerous cyst mimics a stye and is also characterized by the loss of eyelashes around the stye.

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3. Burning Eyes, Blurry Vision While Using a Computer

This is commonly known as the “computer vision syndrome” (CVS). Eyestrain occurs due to the lack of contrast on a computer screen, and the extra work involved in focusing on pixels of light. This causes the dryness of the eyes as the ability to produce lubricating tears decreases.

This results in eye irritation, blurred vision, and discomfort. People who wear glasses or contact lens or binge watch Netflix are at higher risk of CVS if they work long hours using computers especially old models. Flat-panel LCD display screens cause less eye strain.

4. A Small Blind Spot In Your Vision, With Shimmering Lights Or a Wavy Line

This issue may or may not be followed by a headache, and it appears as a result of a migraine aura also known as ophthalmic migraine.

You may experience disturbed vision as you get to see the bright dot or a line in the centre of the field of your vision. Though painless, it’s quite uncomfortable and prevents your focus on the work. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent serious concerns like a retinal tear.

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5. Whites of the Eye Turned Yellowish

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14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

This condition is commonly known as jaundice and it mainly affects newborns with immature liver function as well as those suffering from bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver issues.

The yellowish colour develops due to the buildup of bilirubin, the by-product of old red blood cells the liver can’t process.

However if you notice just a small yellowish patch or bump on the whites to the side of your iris, it indicates effects of ultraviolet light on your eyes or wearing contact lens.

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6. Eyes That Seem to Bulge

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14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

The most common cause of protruding eyes is hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland). However, if this is a common issue running in your family then it is less likely to be hyperthyroidism.

You must immediately visit the doctor if the protruding eyes are accompanied by other symptoms like blurry vision, weight loss, fatigue, restlessness, and palpitations.

7. Sudden Double Vision, Dim Vision, or Loss of Vision

These are the visual warning signs of a stroke or brain aneurysm. Problems with cornea or lens or weakened or paralyzed eye muscle can prevent the eyes from aligning properly resulting in double vision or dim vision.

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