10 Surprising things your eyes reveal about your health

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 29, 2014

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Ever thought about the reason behind that unusual twitch in the eye or the sudden blur in the vision? Well you eyes reflect a lot about your present health and health problems. Read more to know what you can tell about your health by just looking in to your eyes.
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    Your Eyes

    Your eyes can tell a lot about the way you feel and think. Your eyes also reflect almost every health problem your body experiences however some problems can show clear symptoms in your eyes. Image Courtesy :Getty Images

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    Doctors check for retinal vascular changes and blood vessels hemorrhages in your eyes to calculate the risk of diabetes. While diabetes is a common problem now your eyes can help your doctor understand the early onslaught of diabetes. Image courtesy : Getty Images

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    Vitamin A Deficiency

    Vitamin A deficiency, although rare in people who eat fruits and vegetables, can lead to night blindness and vision loss. The surface of your eye can show the early symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Skin Problems

    Your eyes can also get problems that are common to your skin. Your eyes can be affected by problems like melanoma, freckles and even skin cancer. Your eye colour and pattern can reveal a lot about these problems. A constant speck in the eye can be clear indication of such problems.

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    Neurological Problems

    Eye tics are common and benign however they can also be a symptom of neurological problems like sclerosis and Parkinson's. Doctors check the retina and the optic nerve for symptoms of these problems. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Brain Tumor

    Symptoms like headaches and dizziness are common symptoms of brain tumor. For more symptoms you would need to get your eyes checked. Your doctor will check for blurry vision, improper pupil dilation and optic nerve colour. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Blood Glucose

    Hypoglycemia can cause twitches in the eyes leading to blurry visions and even seizures. You doctor can link these twitches to your blood glucose levels as well as diseases of the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Pressure in The Brain

    Idiopathic intracranial hypertension which is the increased pressure around the brain can cause blurry or double vision and can lead to vision loss if not corrected. The optic nerve can show signs of this increased pressure in the brain. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Mental Health

    Doctors and scientists are now able to map the visual inconsistencies that can be symptoms of mental illness. People with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder usually have different eye tracking patterns. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    The eye doctor will check for blurry vision, eye pain, headaches, or loss of vision. He will also check you for drooping eyelids, increased pressure in your eye, bleeding in the retina, and swelling of your optic nerve. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and other illnesses, including blindness. The arteries in the eye can tell a lot about such problems and high blood pressure as they swim in the same swimming pool and are exposed to the same cholesterol level, sugar level and blood pressure. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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