Hidden Message Behind The Eye Color Change
Some signals may be a hidden message about your health.
Here’s how to break the code, as reported by the Real Simple (03/01).
When the eyes look dull white.
This may result from the natural aging process, in which the whites of the eyes (sclerae) become gray. “Sclera will eventually thin out, making it visible in the vascular tissue,” explains Christopher Coad, ophthalmologist at Chelsea Eye Associates, New York City.
However, there are some serious medical conditions that can change the white to gray eyes, including rheumatoid arthritis and brittle bone syndrome. For early detection, you should visit a doctor spersialis.
When the eye changes ruddy.
Most likely your eyes dry. Red color, due to the changes in small blood vessels in the eyes become more prominent when the eyes teriritasi. “Dry eyes can be caused by age, staring at the computer or environmental factors such as air conditioning,” said Coad.
If it continues to worsen, immediately visit your eyes because dry eye can be a symptom of conditions such as thyroid disease and diabetes.
When the eyes look yellow.
Many cases of the eyes appear yellow due to jaundice due to high levels of bilirubin (yellow pigment derived from the breakdown of red blood cells). Jaundice can be a sign of some serious health problems, including liver dysfunction, hepatitis, and in some cases, cancer of the pancreas.