The Crazy Things Your Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health

Our eyes are for more than just vision; certain eye characteristics can signal serious health issues. Your eyes may be indicating that you have one of the following diseases. Be sure to look for the symptom of one deadly brain disease (page 10).

1. Yellow spots around eyes

cholesterol level conceptual meter

A high cholesterol level may show itself in the eyes. | Donskarpo/iStock/Getty Images

Health condition: high cholesterol

Maintaining your cholesterol is important for heart health. One signal that it’s too high involves the presence of yellow spots around your eyes, which are actually lumps of fats, including cholesterol. Both LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol) are too high when these deposits appear.

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