What Do The Colour Of Your Eyes Say About Your Health?


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Red, bloody eye: Can be allergies or in rare cases subconjunctival hemorrhage is a sign of high blood pressure or platelet disorder. Yellow eyes: Diseases of liver including hepatitis and cirrhosis. Gray, green or blue eyes: Light-sensitive, increased risk of cancer. Brown eyes: Slightly better reaction times in athletic activities than light-eyed people.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

The color of your eyes can tell a lot about your health. Sometimes the signs of illnesses like diabetes, mellitus and cardiovascular disease are visible in, on, or around the eyes long before symptoms appear. This is one reason why the eye experts recommend periodic eye exams.

Colour of your eyes and health:

Red, Bloody eye

If you notice a reddening in the whites of your eyes, you might have undiagnosed allergies. In rare instances, a subconjunctival hemorrhage can be a sign of severe high blood pressure or a platelet disorder, which can interfere with clotting.

Yellow eyes

Diseases of the liver, including hepatitis and cirrhosis, can turn the scleras yellow. The color is caused by the buildup of bilirubin, a compound created by the breakdown of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying molecule inside red blood cells. The medical term for yellow eyes is scleral icterus — even though it’s not actually the scleras that turn yellow, but the conjunctiva.

Gray, green, and blue eyes

“Clinically speaking, people with blue or light-colored irises do tend to be more light-sensitive,” says Ruth Williams, MD, president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an ophthalmologist at the Wheaton Eye Clinic in Chicago. “This is likely due to the sparsity of light-absorbing pigment in the eye.” The more pigment you have, the less light gets through the iris.

Lighter-colored eyes may mean an increased risk for cancer. Because lighter eyes have less pigment to protect them from harmful ultraviolet rays. In addition, although this is not directly related to vision, people with gray, green, or blue eyes tend to be fair-skinned and are at greater risk for skin cancers in general.

Brown eyes

A study done at the University of Louisville showed that people with brown eyes have slightly better reaction times when participating in certain athletic activities than light-eyed people.


CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Cory Womack Chambers
Cory Womack Chambers 5pts

Have brown eyes. I think i have aleries to some medicine that makes me feel sick. So i say they are wrong

Edie Chapman
Edie Chapman 5pts

Kari Chapman... look up Paragon Aruyeveda

Ahmad Shah
Ahmad Shah 5pts

W is black or dark brown colour.I L all colours expect black .mine z black\U0001f622

Maria Ramos
Maria Ramos 5pts

Good is true life I work out and I'm flexible

Nicole Jackman Mcswain
Nicole Jackman Mcswain 5pts

Love this If you doubt what you know nothing about , you have chosen a path that could well have been reversed :) true story x

Lizzy Muller
Lizzy Muller 5pts

The colour of my eyes tell me that genetics are real.Period.

Ayurveda 5pts

Your body type has a lot to say about the health

Ranjit Chohan
Ranjit Chohan 5pts

Nothing! What about what does Your DINNER Plate say about your health?

Deb Leary
Deb Leary 5pts

Wear shades. My optometrist told me this years ago...

Hope Casey
Hope Casey 5pts

Green eyes..... More likely to get cancer..... I don't like this test.... Even tho it speaks truths to my family

Kathrina Farrell
Kathrina Farrell 5pts

The eyes are the window to the soul & a map of your body & being! Years ago, I had iridology done & was shocked @ what the iridologist was able to find out abt me! ❤️ Physically, emotionally, & spiritually! He was right on!😊

Catherine Clowers
Catherine Clowers 5pts

Very true. My eyes are blue very sensitive to light and burn easily. My husband can't understand about the light cause his eyes are very dark. But my question is, why do a have a hint of orange in one of my eyes? What causes that

DrSatish Kumar
DrSatish Kumar 5pts

Good post ... " Eyes are index of health ". Inbox for eye care by Dr.SB naturally

Everlyn Hope
Everlyn Hope 5pts

No one has black eyes. You have extremely dark brown eyes not black. Ask your optometrist. Lol

Julie Youmans
Julie Youmans 5pts

People do have black eye color. I call them shark eyes

Saba Mohsin
Saba Mohsin 5pts

Mujhe apni eyes k bare me ye janna he ki meri eyes me bht zyada khujli hoti h or pani b bht ata he,plz advice me

Princess Clasen
Princess Clasen 5pts

I've never met a person with black eyes. Are there really people out there with black eyes or just a really dark brown color?

Jamie Morales
Jamie Morales 5pts

Well they are not Photoshoped. Like the pretty blue eye in the picture here clearly is.

Monique Haskins
Monique Haskins 5pts

Did somebody hit you? Lol, that was bad but, couldn't pass it up