Know the Disease Through the Eyes Signal

Posted on March 17, 2012


Eye was more than just windows to the soul. Sense of vision can also be a window to see whether or not we are experiencing health problems.

“The eyes are the first places in the body that doctors can use to see the veins and arteries without the need for a camera or surgery,” said Shantan Reddy, an ophthalmologist from New York University Langone Medical Center.

That is why, sometimes the eye doctor is the first to discover the existence of a serious disease in patients with diabetes or high blood pressure. Even 65 percent of optometrists are able to recognize high levels of cholesterol in a patient before another doctor.

Consider the health problems that can be seen from the eyes. You will be surprised.

1. Arteries in the eye silvery

More than 20 percent of people who suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension are not aware of the condition. “We can see through the eyes of the condition of hypertension because it causes the condition of the retinal arteries become somewhat keperekan so often called the silver cord,” says Reddy.

2. Spots on the lining of the eye

Sunlight not only can damage the skin, but also the eye. At worst, sun exposure can trigger cancer in the eyeball which is also called melanoma of the eye. “Cancer can be seen as tiny dots in the pigment layer of the eye,” said Sophie J.Bakri, eye doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

3. Blood vessels was evident

High blood sugar levels can clog blood vessels in the retina that causes it to break more easily. Optometrists are often found abnormal new blood vessels in the eye instead of a ruptured blood vessel. Furthermore, diabetes can also damage nerves in the eye, causing blindness.

4. Inflammatory

Autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack healthy cells that will trigger inflammation, including in the eye. Symptoms of inflammation are often found among other ocular surface inflammation, itching, and dry eye. It could be a sign of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

5. Swelling of blood vessels in the eye

Allergens in the air such as dust, animal dander, or pollen can affect the eyes. Naturally, the eye will produce histamine and other chemicals to fight the allergen. This process can cause swelling of blood vessels in the eye so that the whites of the eyes look red and itchy.