Have you ever been wondering why your vision is blurred after a very tiring day? Or perhaps you will sometimes notice your whites becoming irritated and red.
Every organ of our body has that ability to send off warning signs. Your eyes are one of those organs that give off literally visible signs. These signs can tell a lot about your health.
Here are 8 signs your eyes can give off, and the possible culprit causing them:
- Permanent sty
Those lumps are far from appealing or pleasant. If you’ve had that luck to end up with one, then you should consider this:
A sty is formed because of a blocked sebaceous gland. It usually goes away within a few days, but if it stays there for longer or if it reoccurs, it can point to a sebaceous gland carcinoma. If you happen to have such a stubborn sty, it’s high time to visit the doctor.
- Eyebrow loss
Eyebrow hairs, just like any other hair on the body, has a natural life cycle of growing, aging, and falling – just to be replaced with a new hair. This isn’t something you will notice until you accidentally find a piece of hair.
However, rapid eyebrow hair loss can indicate to a number of reasons. The most common reason for this is stress, aging, or nutrient deficiency. Although it occurs rarely, alopecia areata (spot baldness) can be another reason for the eyebrow loss.
Eyebrow loss can also indicate to an acute shortage of thyroid hormones, aka hypothyroidism. Whatever the reason, checking in with your doctor is recommended in this case.
- Blurred vision
Perhaps the most common one among people nowadays is blurred vision. It can happen as a result of a prolonged exposure to digital screens. Doctors have even assigned a special term for this condition, which they call ‘digital eye strain’ or ‘dry eye syndrome.’
If you happen to be experiencing this more often, you should consult your doctor and work out some ways to solve the problem.
- Blind spots
It’s frightening to experience a blind spot in your vision. If it’s accompanied by sparkles or stars, or zig-zag lines, it could be an indicator to a migraine with aura. Typically, these blinds spots last for around 50-60 minutes and are followed by a headache, although this is not always the case.
If something like this has happened to you, consult your doctor immediately and see what may be lying behind it. Sometimes blind spots can indicate to much more serious illnesses.
- Bulging eyes
We’ve all experienced those moments when our eyes felt like they wanted to pop out. A little bit of rubbing and blinking usually fixes this. However, if you catch yourself experiencing this constantly, it may be a sign of an overactive thyroid causing thyroid (or Graves) eye disease.
Other symptoms include difficulty in closing your eyes, which ultimately makes your eyes appear to bulge. If you are experiencing something like this, have it checked immediately.
- Yellow whites
It’s hard not to notice this one if you look at yourself in the mirror. Yellow whites most commonly indicate to jaundice, hepatitis, bile duct obstruction, cirrhosis, and other liver or blood diseases.
It’s not necessary to say this, as you would definitely do it even without it, but visiting your doctor is extremely important in this case.
- Cloudy vision (with diabetes)
Diabetes can severely affect your eye health. If you have diabetes and you start experiencing cloudy vision, then it’s possible that you have a diabetic retinopathy. It’s a state caused by damaged blood vessels in the photosensitive retina tissue.
You should take this problem seriously and contact a specialist. Also, leading a strict diabetic diet is paramount, especially if you have come to this stage.
- Impaired or cloudy vision, vision loss
Any change in vision is a warning sing that requires an immediate response. If you notice that your vision has suddenly become impaired, clouded, or if it disappears for a moment, seek help immediately.
It’s because these symptoms can indicate to a stroke.
A professional writer with over a decade of incessant writing skills. Her topics of interest and expertise range from health, nutrition and psychology.