The eye is the only organ where we can see the arteries and veins directly without surgery or cameras, so the eye is often used as the first organ to detect the disease. Diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen well through the eyes. Another example, there are about 65% of cases where the eye doctor knows his patient has cholesterol.
Therefore, you should be wary if your eyes start to show symptoms that are not reasonable. Check your eye condition every day. If there are certain signs in your eyes you may be suffering from certain diseases. What are some signs to watch out for?
Disease based on eye condition
The color of silver or copper in the arteries
This means you have high blood pressure. More than 20% of people who have high blood pressure do not realize they have it. Hypertension or high blood pressure can be seen through silvery or copper arteries, commonly called copper wires. If not observed, then the arteries can harden and eventually cause a heart attack or stroke.
Mole in the inner lining of the eye
It could be melanoma. Sunlight can be harmful, not only to your skin but also can cause cancer in the eyeball. Cancer of the eyeball can be seen if the surface of the eyeball slightly raised and there is a black dot in it. Detecting melanoma in the eye from an early age is very important because usually, this disease does not show other symptoms.
Leakage of blood vessels
This could be diabetes. High blood sugar can clog or damage the blood vessels of the retina from time to time. This can cause blood vessels in the retina weak and then porous. Ophthalmologists can often recognize seepage or abnormal blood vessels to replace damaged vessels. Diabetes attacks the eyes quickly, which can eventually lead to blindness.
This may refer to an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the healthy cells and destroys them. This can cause inflammation. If you see inflammation in the eyes or inside of a swollen eye up to 30-50% with red, itchy, and watery, then that means the patient will have an undiagnosed autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Another symptom is the eyes become very dry.
Blisters in the eyes
This could be CSR disease (Central Serous Retinopathy). CSR is caused by excessive mental or emotional stress. It can attract all the nutrients from the body including the retina until the retina begins to leak, the blisters formed by the fluid. The most common symptom is that the patient also suffers from a blurred vision and sees a wavy line when trying to focus on a single point. CSR can be reduced by reducing stress levels. If not, patients can be assisted with laser treatment.
Swelling of blood vessels in the whites of the eyes
This may be due to allergies. Allergens such as pollen, dust, and animal fur often affect the eyes. You can also use anti-inflammatory drugs such as histamines or other chemicals, but be careful with side effects. Symptoms are swelling on the surface of the blood vessels of the eyes and red. Sometimes the eyes are also itchy and watery. Immediately see your eye doctor to get a proper diagnosis and how to overcome it.