The human body is a pretty amazing thing. When something isn’t quite right, your body has a way of sending you signals to give you a heads up. One of the ways your body lets you know that something is off is through your eyes. Believe it or not, your eyes can act as a window into your health. Here are eight eye conditions, and what they mean in terms of your health.
A Persisting Stye
Stye’s can be painful and irritating, but they usually disappear in a few days. If you have a stye that hasn’t cleared up after about three months, it could be a sign of a rare cancer known as sebaceous gland carcinoma. The same may be true for a stye that keeps occurring in the same location.
Eyebrow Hair Loss
Hair loss happens for a variety of reasons. If the outer part of your eyebrow starts to disappear, there may be a more serious problem. Eyebrow hair loss can be an indicator of thyroid disease.
If you’re a frequent computer user, you may experience burning eyes or blurry vision. If your vision becomes blurry while you’re staring at a computer screen, it’s the result of computer vision syndrome. Your eyes become strained due to the lack of contrast on the computer screen, combined with the extra work of focusing on pixels.