Your eyes are a unique window into your health. Eyes aren’t just for seeing. They are also the indicator of health problems that are possibly not yet declared. Close observation of certain visible signs on, in or around your eyes can reveal a poor state of health or disease. There are indeed several interesting correlations between your overall health and your eyes. Looking carefully at your eyes in the mirror can protect your health.

The 8 signs of poor health visible through your eyes

1 Disappearing eyebrows

When the outer third of your eyebrows begin to disappear, it’s a common sign of thyroid disease.

2 A stye that does not heal

If it is not resorbed after three months, or if it returns regularly to the same place, it could be a rare cancer, sebaceous carcinoma.

3 Burning eyes or blurred vision when using a computer

This is called “computer vision syndrome”. Eyestrain is partly due to the lack of contrast on the computer screen, and the extra work of the eyes to focus on the pixels.

4 A black dot in your field of vision, accompanied by light reflections or a wavy line

These visual disturbances are caused by migraines with aura. They may or may not be accompanied by a headache.

5 The white of the eye turns yellow

We are talking about jaundice here. It occurs in newborns with immature liver function, or in adults who have liver, gallbladder, or bile duct problems.

6 Bulging Eyes

The most common cause of eyes that seem to pop out of their sockets is hyperthyroidism, which is an overactive thyroid gland.

7 Sudden double sight, obscured or loss of vision

These are warning signs of a stroke.

8 Blurred vision in a diabetic

People with diabetes are at an increased risk of suffering from various eye problems, but the most common is diabetic retinopathy. It is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels of the eye. It is a leading cause of blindness in adults.

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