Can your eyes give an indication of high cholesterol?

Can your eyes give an indication of high cholesterol?

The eyes are more than the window to your soul; they can be the window to your health. In addition to diagnosing eye disease and conditions, doctors may be able to see signs of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other medical conditions by examining your eyes. Damage to the blood vessels at the back of the eye can be the first physical sign of a health problem. At the end of your exam, your doctor will decide if further testing or follow up is necessary to protect your vision and overall health.

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