(N.Morgan) This may come as a surprise, but your eyes can reveal a lot about your health. There are conditions and diseases that present signs in the eyes. Here are 14 illnesses that can be seen in the eyes.
1. Disappearing Eyebrows
Thyroid dysfunction can be detected by thinning eyebrows. Up to 1/3 of the brow can fall out.
2. Styes That Won’t Go Away
An indication of a rare cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma, is a stye that won’t go away or continues to appear in the same spot.
3. Burning Eyes, Blurry Vision While Using A Computer
‘Computer vision syndrome’ (CVS) is a condition that develops as a result of excessive eye strain due to lack of contrast on a computer screen combined with too much work.
4. A Small Blind Spot In Your Vision, With Shimmering Lights Or A Wavy Line
Disrupted vision is frequently the result of a migraine aura and may be followed by a headache.
5. Whites Of The Eye Have Yellowish Hue
Jaundice in this case is the culprit, which is typical of newborns with immature liver function, but also of those suffering from bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver issues.
6. Eyes That Bulge
Bulging eyes are typically a symptom of an overactive thyroid gland, a condition known as hyperthyroidism.
7. Sudden Double Vision, Dim Vision, Or Loss Of Vision
Dim vision, loss of vision and double vision have been identified as the warning signs of a stroke.
8. Blurred Vision and Diabetes
Eye issues such as diabetic retinopathy – a condition in which the circulatory system of the eye is affected by the disease and is quite common in diabetics. This is the leading cause of blindness in American adults suffering from diabetes.
Research confirms that nearly 1 in 4 Americans are either pre-diabetic or diabetic.
Is Poor Vision Inevitable As You Age?
Not necessarily, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help preserve your eye sight and all around eye health.
Modern lifestyles often contribute to poor vision. Several studies that have concluded that people who are over 60, apart from glasses, may also need high-quality supplements in order to support their vision.
You may also need additional vision support if:
You spend a lot of time staring at a computer
The video below discusses more symptoms the eyes reveal.