12 Things Your Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health
Our eyes are one of the most stressed-out parts of our body today. With constant work peering over laptops and phone screens even at night takes a huge toll on eye strain. We all feel irritation and discomfort in our eyes for various reasons, most of them get cured after a good night’s rest but some of them persists and that’s the time you should make a doctor’s appointment. Here are tell you 12 different symptoms related to your eyes and health that should tell you that you need to see a doctor right away to call up your doctor for an appointment as fast as you can.
1 White spots on the cornea of the eye
This is fairly common with people who wear contact lenses on a regular basis and may be a sign of corneal infection. Even small injuries such as these if left unattended for days would eventually lead to serious eye problem like infection and finally corneal ulcer. People who wear contact lenses beyond their expiry dates or wear them for a duration, even overnight are more susceptible to this issue.
2A white circle around the iris of the eye
It usually comes with ageing, which in a natural way is nothing to be worried about but if you are young, a white circle around the iris is bad news. It reflects high cholesterol and high triglycerides levels, which can be a precursor of a stroke or a heart attack. It is advisable to get a test of your lip profile and cholesterol.
There are various causes of red eyes, insufficient rest or sleep, prolonged work and fatigue, exposure to elements like wind and sun. But, if the eyes are chronically bloodshot it can actually indicate serious medical conditions like intraocular pressure (glaucoma) or high intracranial pressure and diabetes.
Constant itching and irritation are caused by dry eyes. Rubbing the eyes violently further aggravates the problem and damages the delicate skin around them. This causes sagging eyelids, wrinkles making it more prone to air and drier eyes. Red eyes can be the result of seasonal allergies or eye strain from constant working on a computer screen. If this excessive dryness of eyes is combined with sensitivity to light, this may indicate Sjogren’s syndrome which is rare immune disorder.