Did you know that your eyes can tell a lot about your health? They can indicate such eye diseases as glaucoma and cataracts and alert you about diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver disease and many more ailments.
Here is a list few symptoms and what they might mean:
1. Redness of the eye and sensitivity to light
This could probably mean an inflammation in the middle part of your eye. Possible reasons: allergy, eye fatigue, over-wearing contact lenses, computer vision syndrome, common eye infections such as pink eye (conjunctivitis), uveitis, glaucoma, cold and flu, smoking, environment and workplace hazards, lack of sleep, etc.
2. Dry eyes
There are plenty of things that can make your eyes feel dry: not blinking enough, allergies, certain medications, extremely dry air, dust and smoke. Dry eye syndrome occurs when your tear glands produce either an insufficient quantity or quality of tears to properly lubricate and nourish your eyes.
3. Watery eyes
Common causes of watery eyes include: eyelid inflammation, blocked tear duct, allergy, dry eye symptom, common cold, hay fever, ingrown eyelash, conjunctivitis, trachoma, eye injury, chronic sinusitis, congenital or early-onset glaucoma in infants.
4. Blurry Vision
Blurry vision has many causes, from fatigue and eyestrain to serious eye diseases such as glaucoma.
5. Unequal pupil size
Causes include glaucoma, head or eye trauma, an intracranial tumor, infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and previous intraocular surgery. A small percent of the population has unequal-sized pupils naturally (without any known cause).
6. Eye twitching and eyelid twitches
Eye twitching, eyelid tics and spasms are pretty common. Most eye twitches come and go, although they can last for weeks or even months. The rippling muscle contractions in an eyelid can be triggered by: stress, tiredness, eye strain, caffeine, alcohol, dry eyes, nutritional imbalance, allergies.
If you have any of these symptoms you should visit an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) to check your vision. Remember, eyes are the window to your soul and you should care about them.
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Source: NAIJ