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Can your eyes tell you about the negative conditions in your body?

  1. gigishealingspa profile image55
    gigishealingspaposted 7 years ago

    Can your eyes tell you about the negative conditions in your body?

  2. DavitosanX profile image73
    DavitosanXposted 7 years ago

    Well, you could look for the person's emotional state in his or her eyes. You can also detect icterus or jaundice if the sclerae (white part of the eyes) are yellow.

    If you mean stuff like iridology, that's unfounded pseudoscience, and is unlikely to help anyone. Stick to blood tests if you want to know your general condition.

  3. Research Analyst profile image85
    Research Analystposted 7 years ago

    Yes your eyes are more than just a mirror into the soul they also can tell a physician or eye specialist if you have a health condition, for instance when one gets their eyes checked at the optometry the eye doctor does an xray of the eye and can see all the way behind the cornea and check to see if their is any damage, and they also can tell if you have high cholesterol in your diet. It is not a myth that eating carrots and getting plenty of green leafy vegetables in your diet will help not only your body but your eye health as well.

  4. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    The eye can tell a physician quite a bit about systemic health. However, ophthalmologists and optometrists do not use an xray. This would damage the eye. The doctor uses a slit lamp, a type of microscope with a light, to look at the cornea, iris, lens and optic nerve. He then uses an indirect ophthalmoscope, another microscope of sorts with a light attached that he wears around his head and looks at the retina to see if there are any lesions or bleeding. Typically diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes will show signs in the eye before it's found in the body. This is why eye exams are recommended every year.