Ladies and gentlemen, did you know that your eyes can reveal a lot about your health. The answer is YES! You just have to take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
8 Curious Eye Problems You Really Shouldn’t Ignore:
- A Stubborn Stye
Have you ever experienced a stubborn stye? If your answer is YES, then you probably know how painful and irritating it can be, especially if it is a common occurrence. This “condition” is characterized by a bump that forms on your eyelid due to a blocked sebaceous gland. Well, it usually lasts a few days! But, you should be very careful, because sometimes it can persist for months. The experts warn that this might be a sign of something more dangerous – a rare form of cancer known as sebaceous gland carcinoma. So, if you have a long-lasting stye, or even a stye that occurs regularly in the same location, it is probably time to see your doctor.
- Thinning Eyebrows
Thinning eyebrows – the most common reasons are: aging, stress and a nutritional deficiency. Or, it can be a result of a condition known as alopecia areata, or spot baldness. But, you should be very careful, because this can also be a warning sign of a thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism can cause the body to slow down. It also messes with various hormones and can lead to general hair loss. If you are experiencing thinning eyebrows, it is worth a talk with your doctor to rule out thyroid issues.
- Blurry Vision
You probably spend hours on your laptop, right? And, those of us that spend countless hours staring at a bright computer screen can ultimately end up experiencing burning eyes or blurry vision. The experts call it the “Digital Eye Strain” and is described as a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use.
- Blind Spots
Can I ask you something – have you ever experienced a small blind spot in your vision? If YES, then you probably know that this can be quite scary. But, you should also be very careful, because this can also indicate that you are experiencing a migraine aura, especially is you also see shimmering lights or a wavy line. This blind spot and lights may be followed by a painful headache. So, ladies and gentlemen, if this happens a lot, you should see your doctor immediately. You doctor will tell you how to deal with the symptoms and even look to possible triggers so you can avoid them.
- Bulging Eyes
We’ve all experienced this one, right? We usually rub our eyes or blink a few times and things seem to clear. But if you feel a consistent bulging sensation in your eyes, it may again be related to your thyroid. Did you know that one of the most common causes of protruding eyes is associated with hyperthyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid is too active? Also known as Grave’s Disease, this autoimmune disorder causes your thyroid gland to create too much thyroid hormone. One of the most common symptom, called Graves’ ophthalmopathy, occurs when your eyes appear enlarged when your eyelids retract, causing your eyes to bulge from your eye sockets.
- Yellow Whites In Your Eyes
You can’t miss this one. Jaundice, the term used to describe a yellowing of your eye whites and skin, can occur in newborns who have an underdeveloped liver function. Adults can experience this condition as well. This is a common sign that you are experiencing some type of liver problem. It can also be related to your gallbladder or bile duct, so if you find your eyes are yellowing, speak to your doctor immediately.
- Blurred Vision in Diabetics
Many diabetics are experiencing different eye problems, including a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye (retina). This condition affects the blood vessels in your eye and is actually the primary cause of blindness in American adults.
- Double Vision, Dim Vision or Vision Loss
If you experience sudden double vision, dim vision or loss of vision – you should see your doctor right away. YES, you should seek medical help, because these symptoms can be warning signs of a stroke.