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WHAT OUR EYES CAN TELL US ABOUT OUR HEALTH

They say that eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know that your eyes are also windows into your overall health? The eyes are the only place where you can see a person’s arteries, veins, and nerves. It is all-together transparent in that sense. Here are some things that your eyes can tell about your health.

GRAY RING

Many times you will see older folks with a slight gray ring around the cornea. Doctors have found that this ring is directly correlated with high cholesterol and triglycerides. These in turn can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

CLOUDY

A sure sign of a cataract is when there is clouding over the lens of the eye. Cataracts can be surgically corrected and may be caused by diabetes, exposure to the sun’s harmful rays and even medication.

BASAL CELL

Small indented skin lesions in areas around the eyelid and can be a sign of skin cancers. It may not be fatal but it could cause serious damage and be fatal if not corrected soon.

DROOPY EYES

While we all get these at times when we are tired, it can also be a sign of an autoimmune disease. It is something that can be diagnosed and corrected. If you find your eyes feeling droopy often, you should visit your optometrist today.

BLOOD VESSELS IN RETINA

When a doctor sees tiny blood vessels that are twisting, turning and going around the retina, he/she can determine that there is a higher level of blood pressure or high blood pressure. These conditions if not detected early and treated can lead to a stroke or loss of vision, so it is important to start treating it soon.

RED ITCHY EYES

This is one that you may see often in yourself or others. It is a sure sign of an allergic reaction. The best treatment for this is to avoid the allergens completely but there is also prescription medicine that can help as well.

Our eyes are amazing and transparent windows to our health. When you notice any of these problems with your eyes, you should see your Dallas eye doctor in order to find a diagnosis and treatment that works. Don’t wait till the last second to get a diagnosis as some of these diseases can be deadly and the sooner you address them the healthier you will be.