If you've ever wondered why your doctor examines your eyes when you're just there for a regular checkup, it's because your eyes can indicate heart problems.
As doctors, we're looking into your eyes for clues, such as cholesterol deposits. Your eyes can actually provide early warnings about your heart health. The cool thing is that you can keep an eye out for the same things we do, such as:
Although blood cholesterol helps digest food and make hormones, too much of it can harden your arteries and cause heart disease. Also known as hypercholesterolemia, high blood cholesterol can accumulate along the walls of your art...eries, the main supplier of oxygen from the heart to other parts of your body. More