You’ve heard that eyes are the window to your soul, but they may reveal health problems too.
By Diana Kelly Levey
When an ophthalmologist or optometrist looks into your eyes, they can identify eye health issues, like glaucoma and cataracts, but they might also be able to tell if your diet isn’t healthy, if you have an immune disorder, as well as if your diabetes symptoms are being managed properly. Read on to learn about the full scope of health issues your eyes may be trying to let you in on so you can prevent or treat any potential conditions.
You May Be Taking Too Much Aspirin
If you’ve been a long-time aspirin user, it could be contributing to age-related macular (AMD) degeneration according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers tracked the aspirin use and eye health of nearly 5,000 adults for over two decades and found that regular aspirin user for 10 years was associated with a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of incident AMD.