They say our eyes are the windows to our soul, but they can also be the windows to more serious health problems, if you know how to look for them.
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These aren’t just potential health conditions that a doctor or optometrist need to decode – sometimes the problems are obvious just by observing your eyes in a mirror. Let’s take a closer look at 13 things your eyes might be trying to tell you about your health…
1. Redness a Red Flag
Sure, your eyes may be red from rubbing or being very tired. It could also be the sign of an allergy. But it may also be a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which we admit, sounds very bad, but it actually refers to a bruise under the surface that usually clears up in a few weeks, says WebMD.
Redness might also be a sign of pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis, which is caused by inflammation and is also highly contagious. There are over-the-counter treatments for this.