There is a popular saying that “eyes are the window to your soul”. No one knows where this phrase came from, but it makes a lot of sense. The general condition of your eyes can tell a lot about you and your health. Changes in your eyes can signal many things, including vision problems, illness, stress, and much more. In this post, we will discuss 7 things your eyes are trying to tell you about your health.
1. Permanent Stye
A sty is a swelling within the eyelid caused by inflammation of an oil gland. A sty can cause a lot of pain and irritation, especially if it persists for a long time. A sty that disappears after a short while should not be a huge concern. However, if it persists for a long time, then you should visit an eye specialist immediately because it may be a sign that you are suffering from sebaceous gland carcinoma.
2. Eyebrow loss
Eyebrow loss is a common condition that affects millions of people around the globe. If one or both eyebrows are thinning, it could be a result of many reasons, including hormonal changes, overactive immune system, skin condition, nutrient deficiency, stress, aging, spot baldness (alopecia areata), and much more. Another common reason for eyebrow loss is hypothyroidism (acute shortage of thyroid hormones). If you have noticed that one or both of your eyebrows are thinning, it is advised that you visit your physician immediately to check the condition of your thyroid gland.
3. Blurred vision
Today most people spend a lot of time behind the computer and smartphones. This has a lot of damaging effects to the eyes including causing blurred vision or burning eyes. The number of people suffering from blurred vision has nearly tripped over the last decade to a point where medics have created a special name for this condition “dry eye syndrome” or “digital eye strain”. If you spend a lot of time on your smartphone or computer, you are more likely to suffer from this problem. The good news is that this problem can be fixed. Please visit your physician if you notice that you are suffering from symptoms of blurred vision.
4. Blind spots
When light hits your retina, it immediately sends electrical bursts via your optic nerves to the brain, which in turn transforms the signals into pictures. The spot where your optic nerves connect to your retina is what is known as the blind spot. It has no light-sensitive cell, meaning you cannot see anything here. In most cases, blind spots always go hand in hand with migraines and headaches. Therefore, if you notice a blind spot in your vision, call your doctor to learn more about the problem and its triggers.
5. Bulging eyes
There are times when you naturally find yourself rubbing your eyes or blinking several times, especially if you are struggling to see something ahead of you. This is normal. However, if you notice that this behavior persists, then it could be an indication that you are suffering from bulging eyes. Constant eye expansion may be a sign that your thyroids are overactive. Difficulties in closing your eyes is a sign that you are suffering from bulging eyes. At least 30% of people suffering from bulging eyes usually have a problem closing their eyes. Call your doctor immediately if you notice you notice symptoms of bulging eyes.6. Yellow whites
Yellow white is increasingly becoming popular both among adults and toddlers. This problem can be detected easily if you carefully check your eyes in the mirror. Experts suggest that yellow whites is caused by underdeveloped liver and malfunctioned bile duct or gall bladder. Yellow white is a serious problem that requires urgent medical attention. Therefore, if you notice that your whites are slowly becoming yellow, seek medical attention immediately.
6. Cloudy vision with diabetes
People suffering from diabetes need to take extra precautions to protect their vision. Diabetic patients are more likely to suffer from a condition known as diabetic retinopathy (damage of blood vessels on the retina tissue). This condition may cause cloudy vision and if it is not addressed on time, it may result in total blindness. If you notice that you are suffering from cloudy vision, you should visit an eye specialist immediately for a checkup and treatment.
7. Cloudy, impaired or vision loss
Any change in your vision regardless of how small it may look should concern you. If you notice that your vision is clouded, impaired, or disappearing, even if it is for a few minutes, you should seek help immediately from an eye specialist. This is because impaired vision, vision loss, or cloudy vision are usually the first sign of a forthcoming stroke.