Our eyes can reveal a lot about our health. Believe it or not, your eyes can act as a window into your health.
Here are eight eye conditions, and what they mean in terms of your health.
1. A Persisting Stye
Stye’s can be painful and irritating and usually disappear in a few days, but if it stays there for longer or it reoccurs, it can be a sign of a rare cancer known as sebaceous gland carcinoma.
2. Eyebrow Hair Loss
Hair loss happens for a variety of reasons. If the outer part of your eyebrow starts to disappear, there may be a more serious problem. Eyebrow hair loss can be an indicator of thyroid disease.
3. Blurred Vision
You probably spend hours on your computer, you may experience burning eyes or blurry vision. If your vision becomes blurry while you’re staring at a computer screen, it’s the result of computer vision syndrome. Your eyes become strained due to the lack of contrast on the computer screen, combined with the extra work of focusing on pixels.
4. Blind Spot
A small blind spot in your vision might have a deeper meaning. If you’re experiencing a blind spot with shimmering lights or a wavy line, it may be because of a migraine aura. Blind spots may be accompanied by a headache.
5. Bulging Eyes
Your eyes can definitely play tricks on you. But if you feel a bulging sensation in your eyes, it could be related to your thyroid. The most common cause of protruding eyes is an overactive thyroid gland, known as hyperthyroidism.
6. Whites of the Eyes Turn Yellow
The whites of the eyes turn yellow most commonly indicate to jaundice, hepatitis, bile duct obstruction, cirrhosis and other liver or blood diseases
7. Blurred Vision in a Diabetic
People with diabetes are at an increased risk for several different eye problems. The most common is diabetic retinopathy. This condition affects the circulatory system of the eye. It’s the leading cause of blindness in American adults.
8. Double Vision, Dim Vision or Vision Loss
If you experience sudden double vision, dim vision or loss of vision, it requires an immediate response. Seek help and see a health care professional immediately. These can all be warning signs of a stroke.