Pink eyes, severely dry eyes or trauma caused to the eye can cause the eyes to be inflamed. But inflamed eyes may also be a symptom of an autoimmune disorder. Because autoimmune disorders cause the body to attack healthy cells and tissues, the tissues surrounding the eyes may be affected as well.
Eyes with Silver or Copper Hues
More than 20 percent of the people do not know they have high blood pressure. Sometimes, the symptoms are not severe enough and can go undetected. An eye doctor looking into your eyes will be able to spot the silver and copper arteries in your eyes, an indication of high blood pressure. Undetected high blood pressure can cause the arteries in the retina to harden and increase risks of heart attack and stroke.
A mole in the Inner Layer of Eye
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause damage not just to the skin but the eye as well. Unprotected exposure to the sun may cause the inside of the eyeball to develop cancer, a condition known as eye melanoma. This appears as a single round or oval lump in the inner layer of the retina. Unless eye melanoma is detected earlier, it can quickly spread to the surrounding tissues, compromising vision.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. Regular eye checkups will help you maintain eye health as well as alert you of any medical problems, that may otherwise go undetected. If you feel that you are in need of a consutation regarding your eyes, please contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to schedule one today at (248) 333-2900.