11 Critical Conditions Of The Eyes That Might Have Put You Into Health Problems
Hi, friend, do you believe that your eyes can talk?
What? What’re you talking about??? Are you crazy?
Nope, you’ve to read my explanations within this article to understand the messages that are delivered by your eyes.
Your eyes not only can talk, but also they reveal your words that you want to say. Your eyes are good guy. They never bluff you; whatever they told you is a truth that you have to accept. Now, without any hesitate, come and see what bad words your eyes have said on you.
Your eyes say, “Hmm, what’re those black round rings that encircled my body? Look strange though…hmm…. with these alien black rings…Doctor says my kidneys are not in a good shape…”
Even though they are many causes of the formation of black rings around your eyes, it might also an indication of relatively weak kidneys. In other words, your kidneys are not functioning well as it should be. People who have weakened kidneys are more likely to have dark circles developed as shown in numerous clinical experimentations. They may also have to face swelling eyes’ problems. Chinese physicians believe that the kidneys take over the control of the water storage in the body. That means the kidneys host the fluid metabolism to be held in a human body in order to maintain internal body fluid equilibrium. If the kidneys have not been functioning well, all the fluids will deposit in other parts of the body, and it is particularly common that most of the water will be accumulated within the eyes causing edema (an observable swelling from fluid accumulation in body tissues). When excess fluid accumulated within the tissues of the eyes, it may cause many underlying health-related problems.
Very tense and stress eyes
Your eyes say, “I wonder what happened to me. My body keeps on jumping and jumping…What’s wrong with my body? The expert says I must be too stress and tense these days!”
When your body feels the sudden pressure, or in a situation of too tired or too tense, your nerves will be stressed until they are unable to contract or stay in rest as usual. At this moment, your eyes will keep on blinking; your eyelids will experience the situation of an involuntary, convulsive twitching of its tissues, your vision became blurring as you could hardly see things around you, and you are sensitive to light (photophobia) and thus you try avoiding yourself from the direct light as it makes you feeling discomfort and pain. No matter whether you have either left or right of your eye keeps on blinking, you should aware that this is an indication to tell you your eyes are in tense, stress and tired situation. To solve this problem, you should keep your eyes rest by not looking at the computer or any materials around you. For this case, about 30 to 40 minute-sleep or nap may keep your eyes rest well.
Your eyes say, “Whew!! I’m going to die as my body gets thinner and thinner due to the loss of water… I must be dried out soon under this hot weather! I feel like my body is burning as though in fire. Could anyone get me a glass of water! Helicopter, ASAP!”
The symptom of dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) occurred when you stay too long at the screen of the computer, or you might have spent too much time reading without allowing your eyes to get even several minutes of rest. The long hour of using your eyes while at work or study may intentionally reduce the numbers of eyes blinking at the rate they should be to maintain a better vision performance. For your information, blinking is a type of protective motion upon the effect of the nerve reflection. This motion is essential to allow the tears to moisturize the surfaces of the conjunctiva and cornea. The moist condition within the conjunctiva and cornea is important as it helps avoiding friction and harsh rubbing within the said surface. A normal person should have eyes to blink at 10 to 20 times per minute to promote the healthy “yoga” within the eyes. You may have forgotten to blink your eyes while looking at the computer or working on piles of files and documents. Not to say you forget to replenish your body with adequate amount of water, you may have not even a chance to let your eyes blinking. Despite of these reasons, your eyes will definitely dry out! Therefore, when you have encountered with this problem, remember to replenish your eyes with water by washing them with clear clean water to maintain their moisturized state.
Your eyes say, “Ooops!!! My body is bulged out like an alien! My body is out of its orbit and dislocate from the orbit it should be. The doctor says this is called Exophthalmos, a bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit and I was told that this symptom may have caused trauma or swelling of my surrounding tissues. I’m so scared that I may have hyperthyroidism developed as explained by the doctor.”
The bulging eyes or Exophthalmos is an unusual health problem. People with bulging eyes may sometimes get pain or irritation in their eyes. They will not have other serious health problems, but they may feel that their eyelids are not large enough to have their eyeballs closed completely. In some cases, they may have dry reddish eyes, or have tears to fall off their eyes sockets, and may also have a feel that there are some foreign substances in their eyes. The bulging eyes may be caused by a number of diseases as follows:
Myopia: It refers to a condition of nearsightedness, to which the objects in the distance appear blurry and out of focus. People with Myopia may have a possibility to have their eyes bulging out. However, under normal circumstances, they are not too serious.
Orbital tumors: The formation of these tumors is due to the growth of some abnormalities that may develop in any of the tissues surrounding the eyeball and may also invade the orbit from the sinuses, brain, nasal cavity, or it may spread from other parts of the body. The orbital tumors can be classified into two types of primary and secondary occurred tumors, but hemangioma (an abnormal build up of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs) is more commonly diagnosed disease. The orbital tumors is a health concern as it may develop into symptoms like protrusion of the eyeball (proptosis), loss of vision, redness, swelling of the eyelids, or double vision.
Hyperthyroidism: This is a condition in which excess hormones of thyroid is produced over a short (acute) or long (chronic) period of time. The hormones are produced by an overactive tissue within the thyroid gland which is circulated around the blood vessel. The symptoms are always accompanied with heat intolerance, weight gain, increased sweating, irritability, fatigue, clammy skin, nausea, hand tremor, high blood pressure and tachycardia (increased heart rate). Hyperthyroidism is always associated with the sudden occurrence of exophthalmos (protruding eyes). If the protruding eyes are accompanied by the symptoms of tightening skins, loss of appetite, gaseous abdominal distention, constipation, joints inactive and pain, muscular pain, fatigue, the sufferer should seek an immediate treatment as it may be life-threatening.
Brain tumor: This is a condition in which a mass or growth of abnormal cells developed in your brain. Pituitary tumor (an abnormal growth that developed in the pituitary gland), a type of brain tumor, is more likely to cause the sudden occurrence of exophthalmos, accompanying with the decline in vision. Other associated symptoms may include headaches that are more severe in the morning, confusion, motor and sensory dysfunction, memory loss, and hormonal imbalance. If an abscess (a mass of immune cells, pus, and other material due to a bacteria or fungal infection) occurs within the intracerebroventricular of the brain, the eyeballs will have an obvious protrusion (bulging out) from the orbit they should be. This condition should receive immediate attention and treatment as it may be life-threatening.
The sluggish eyes
Your eyes say, “See your pupils into the mirror. Wow, they’re expanding so large! Hi, friend, you must be depressed or down these days. What’s wrong with you?”
The dynamic changes in the pupils are closely related to the mental illness. The depressed patients will always have their pupils enlarged bigger and bigger over a long period of time. As documented in numerous clinical reports, the enlargement of the pupils is also linked to the activities occurring in the brain. Despite of the brain impairment, the depressed patient will have impairment in vision, sluggish eyes, and blurred vision. The expansion of the pupils explains that the ability for the eyes to contact with the surrounding resources is at a gradual declining rate.
The bloody eyes
Your eyes say, “You may have a discomfort feel of itching, irritation, allergy in your conjunctivitis. Well, this is a condition of conjunctiva inflammation, which is also called conjunctiva hyperaemia (engorgement conjunctiva blood vessels). It is also seen almost in all red eye conditions. ”
Under a normal situation, the sclera is covered by a layer of conjunctiva on its top. No blood passes through the blood vessels within the conjunctiva. This explains why the conjunctiva appears to be clear, clean and white porcelain. Nevertheless, when there is an infection due to unidentifiable pathogens, viral or bacterial, the red fluid or blood will invade from all directions to the conjunctiva and thus you can see certain parts of the sclera becoming reddish in color. This situation is then followed by a symptom of conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids).
For your information, Conjunctival Injection (eye redness) or inflammation of the eyes is formed due to the vessels in the sclera (the white portion of the eye) become enlarged and irritated, resulting from extremely dry air, dust, foreign substance, bacterial or viral infection, trauma, sun exposure, an allergic reaction, or other underlying conditions. Sometimes, coughing, severe sleep disorder or weakened heart may also lead to a bright red, uniformly dense bloody area on the sclera, medically termed as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. You do not have to worry about this as it is not a chronic disease, but bear in mind that you should treat it without taking for granted. If you leave a bloody blotch in your eye without treatment, the condition will persist to a week or two before it clears up on its own. If you have encountered problem stated in this paragraph, avoid touching or rubbing the infected eye, but apply over-the-counter homeopathic eye drops to have your infected eye feeling relief.
If you accidentally found that one or two of your pupils appear reddish, then you must not ignore your eye as it indicates that there might be an internal bleeding within your eye due to a sudden knocking, shaking or accident. If there are some small red spots scattered around the sclera, it indicates a sign of diabetes. If there are some small patches of blood attached to the surface of the sclera, it might be an indication of arteriosclerosis (blood hardening), and may also be a sign of a cerebral arteriosclerosis (blood hardening in the brain).
Eyes with foreign bodies
Your eyes say, “Your conjunctiva is too rough! There must be an attack of dust, dirt, sand or haze in your eye!”
When the foreign objects enter your eye, you may experience symptoms include eye pain, pain when you look at the light, irritation or itching in the infected eye, excessive tears falling off unintentionally, or your eyes may keep on blinking non-stop. If you have encountered this problem, you should see the physician for a diagnosis as it may indulge other eye conditions. Never ever rub the infected eye with your hand as this will aggravate the eye condition.
If your eye feels pain due to the foreign substance, you should avoid yourself from the direct contact with smoke, smog, haze or keep yourself away from a heavily polluted area. Avoid applying any cosmetics or eye care products. Never apply any eye drops, cream or lotion without seeking a prior approval from the doctor.
Your eyes say, “Your conjunctiva looks pale and whitish, you might be lack of blood!”
By observing pale under the eyelids, it can tell a degree how you suffer from an anaemia based upon the color of the blood. The lightest the color of the blood the severe the condition of an anemia is and vice versa. Most of the time, anaemia is due to the inadequate iron intake in your diet. The lack of the iron intake causes dizzy, fatigue, shortness of breath, and headache. When you try to walk, you feel like your limbs are too weak to carry you along, and at the same time, your eyes seem like crowded with “stars”. To solve this problem, you should include iron-rich fruits or vegetables in your daily menu.
A blue pale sclera is a sign of chronic iron deficiency, which will later progress to iron deficiency related anaemia. If left ignored, it will gradually lead to a moderate or severe anaemia.
The pale or whitish pupils are more common among the elder persons. It is an early sign of cataract. If the elderly are suffering from diabetes or they have certain degree of eye injuries, the possibility for them to have whitish pupils are higher than normal people. Apart from this, severe case of myopia, glaucoma, iridocyclitis (a condition in which the iris [the colored part of the eye] or the ciliary body [muscles and tissue involved in focusing the eye] of the eye suffers inflammation, marking by symptoms like reddish eye, photophobia [fear of light], watering of the eyes and a decrease in vision) may also lead to a whitish pupil. If you accidentally discovered that your pupil appears in white, please do not hesitate to seek for an immediate treatment.
For you information, under normal circumstance, your sclera should appear white in color, but if its color is too white, meaning that the distribution of the blood around your eye is seriously declining. This situation highlights that your body is lack of blood. This symptom is more commonly happened among the children, elderly and pregnant women. If you are experiencing this symptom, you are advised to see your doctor immediately.
Your eyes say, “My body feels itchy here and there, I’ve it all scratched around. My body must be too sensitive to stimuli surrounding me.”
Itchy eyes might be an indication of some eye-related diseases. However, if the itchiness is not accompanied with the symptoms include eye redness, watering of the eyes, photophobia, blurred vision, or double vision; it is probably due to allergic reactions. Your eye might be more sensitive to systemic allergies, which are referred to food or cosmetic allergies. If the itchy eye is caused by symptom called blepharitis (Common, persistent and sometimes chronic inflammation of the eyelids, resulting from bacteria that reside on the skin) or burning eye (may be an indication of other eye diseases than allergies), you should see an eye doctor immediately.
Water glue-like eyes
Your eyes say, “Yuck, my body is stuffed with glue-like substance! What’s wrong with me? I’m not in a good shape….The doctor who diagnosed me telling me that I’m suffering a symptom called allergic conjunctivitis.”
When you wake up in the early morning, you can pull out a white strip from your eye. This strip is a white substance which resembles the glue you use to paste the stamp on the envelope. Sometimes, you may feel itchy around the corner of your eye. This is a condition of an acute allergic conjunctivitis. It is due to the fatigue of your eye for not getting enough sleep or rest. It might also cause by the contamination within your eye.
Although you might feel discomfort and irritating, it rarely hurts or affects your eyesight. When this situation happens to you, try to avoid any allergens indulged sources, this may include you keep both of your doors and windows closed, but you use conditioner during the summer months to help you stay indoors to avoid from direct contacting with allergic substances like pollen or mold. You may also talk to your doctor about which treatment is suitable for you or which eye drops are suitable to treat your allergic conjunctivitis.
Your eyes say, “Ooop, my body smells strange! I must be not in a bath tub for a month! Oh my God! My body carries along strange color, strange stuff….Yuck!!”
A thick, yellow discharge coming out from your eye is called eye booger or sleepy bug. In a simple explanation, it is a waste or feces in your eye. You will have this feces discharged particularly after getting up from the bed. If you discovered too much sleepy bug clogged your eye, you must have eaten too much oily or cholesterol-rich food, but you eat less fruits and vegetables recently. Next, you check on your tongue, and it appears to be too yellowish with a layer of mucous has its top covered. Then, you observe that your feces are too hard and dry, and you feel thirsty even if you just have your body replenished with water. All these situations telling you that your body is suffering from too much heat due to the intake of too much high calorie foods. To solve the sleepy bug problem, wash your eye with lukewarm saltwater but do not rub the infected eye with your hand to avoid bacterial infection. This method is not suitable for a baby or an infant. It is always advisable to massage gently around his or her eyelid near to the nose to stimulate the secretion of tears. If your eye is clogged with too many sleepy bugs, which give you a feel of sand in your eyes, causing your eye becomes reddish for more than 2 days; you should see the doctor immediately.
The other thing you have to take note about the problem of sleepy bug is that whether you have gone to a tropical country recently or got infected with the viral or bacterial transmitted infection. When it is a symptom of conjunctivitis, you should go to check with the doctor. The conjunctivitis should not be ignored as it will cause a decline vision.
If the discharged of these sleepy bugs is accompanied by eye pain, you should seek immediate treatment from the doctor, as it might be an indication of chronic eye-related diseases.
If your pupil turns yellowish, it shows that there might be a possibility for tumor to grow inside your eye. Sometimes, this situation might be due to the discharge of purulent or limbal blush contaminating parts of the eye. This limbal blush is usually related to the earliest sign of iritis (uveitis). A complete eye examination is essential to diagnose this symptom.
If your sclera appears yellowish indicates that yellow substance is attached to the eyeball. This is due to the overspill of bile or might due to the defect in bile metabolism. The yellowish sclera is more common among patients suffering from acute hepatitis, bile duct inflammation, cancer, ascariasis (an intestinal infection caused by a parasitic roundworm), intestinal inflammation, or they might have stones developed in the gallbladder or kidneys.
If you discovered that there are circular, triangular or half-moon shape blue or black small patches around your sclera, it might be an indication of common symptoms caused by a chronic parasitic roundworm in your intestinal tract. The green spots which appear within the surface of your sclera are an early sign of intestinal obstruction (a condition in which partial or complete blockage of the bowel that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through). The green chain that encircles around your eye is formed when there are too much copper accumulated in your body. This situation might also due to copper metabolic disorder, or it might be a characterization of liver degeneration that tends to develop among the children. If you found other abnormal color developed within your eye, you should check with your doctor immediately.
If your bilateral pupil becomes narrower, it might be due to the poisoning of certain medications or inflammation of iris. If your left or right pupil is not in an equal size, it shows you the possibility of having intracranial lesions developed in your brain. Symptoms under this characterization include brain tumor, cerebral hernia (protrusion of brain substance through a defect in the skull), brain trauma and other central nervous related diseases. All these situations require immediate attention and treatment.
If you have the eye conditions stated in this article, your specific questions about your eye symptoms can only be answered properly and appropriately by your physician who is familiar with your physical eye test, your health and medication history. I can only provide you a generalized answer in regards to your questions. Therefore, I recommend you to make an appointment with your doctor to have your eye checked so that further evaluation of your symptoms can be carried out promptly. Take care and be in good health! Good luck!
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