Saturday, April 5, 2014



Often the diagnostic uses an examination of the eyes to find clues to underlying ailments.

Some of the things that the doctor might be looking at and which you can use to zero in on your own ailments are:
  • Watery eyes are common with the common cold.
  • Protruding eyes are often a symptom of a thyroid problem.
  • Yellowing of the white of eyes is often symptomatic of disease of disease of the liver or gall – bladder.
  • Dark circles under the eyes, as well as red, itchy and swollen eyelids, can be indication of allergies.
  • Blurring of vision can be symptomatic of high blood pressure or diabetic.
  • Droopy eyelids can be an early sign of myasthenia gravis.
  • Pupil size that varies between the eyes can be an indication of tumour.
  • Any of these sign of further disease require treatment by a doctor, unless it is quite clear that they are minor, such as the water eyes with cold.
  • Bloodshot eyes can be treated with an eyewash made of chamomile tea, allowed to cool.
  • Blurred vision can be aided by adding vitamin A and potassium to the diet.
  • Dry eyes can be helped with the additional of vitamin A to the diet.
  • Itchy eyes can be aided by supplementing the diet with vitamine B complex.
  • Photophobia can also be aided by adding vitamin A to the diet.

Eyes require a great of deal of oxygen and other nutrient for health. They also need to be rested frequently to avoid eyestrain and pain behind the eye.

  • Avoid close reading in improper light.
  • Avoid smoke-filled rooms and environmental pollutants.
  • If the eyes feel fatigued, lie down with cold compresses made with chamomile tea on each eye.
  • Do not use eye drops to gets rid of redness, as repeated use will result in a rebound condition, calling for more eye drops the next time the eyes feel fatigued.
  • Avoid nicotine, sugar and caffeine as they may sometimes have a temporary affect on the clarity of vision.