Signs of high cholesterol in your eyes that you should not ignore

Signs of high cholesterol in your eyes that you should not ignore
Signs of high cholesterol in your eyes that you should not ignore

Enas Al-Banna

Saturday, May 13, 2023 06:00 PM

High cholesterol or lipid profiles are a sign of having too much LDL cholesterol which increases your chance of heart disease, stroke and other fatal health problems.

High cholesterol, according to the “timesnownews” website, is a fatty disorder, which includes problems with your eyes that range from blurry vision to seeing dark spots, or eye pain, and high cholesterol can be dangerous, leading to clogged or damaged arteries.

Some signs of high cholesterol that need immediate attention are:

One of the most common eye symptoms that causes a yellowish tinge to appear around the eyes or near the nose, according to doctors, these deposits are caused by a buildup of cholesterol under the skin.

Doctors say there are many medical issues associated with the appearance of yellow deposits of subcutaneous fat around the eyelids, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and thyroid imbalances. They are more common if you: are obese or overweight


You have diabetes or persistently high blood sugar levels

You suffer from high blood pressure

Retinal vein occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is caused by a blockage in an artery or vein. According to doctors, when the blood flow from the retina is blocked, often due to a clot blocking the retinal vein, the condition worsens.

Doctors say this condition is more likely to occur in people with diabetes, possibly high blood pressure, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

Common symptoms of RVO are:

Vision changes in one eye

blurred vision

Dark spots of floaters

Severe pain and watery eyes

According to health experts, hepatitis C most often occurs in people who are 50 years of age or older.

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Presbyopia is an eye condition in which blue or gray rings form around the cornea due to large deposits of cholesterol. These rings, according to doctors, are also known as familial hyperlipidemia, because it is a genetic form that is passed down through families.

People with this condition have abnormally high levels of cholesterol, or triglycerides, in their blood and are at high risk of heart disease.

According to health experts, this condition can be treated surgically when the cholesterol deposits can be removed because the growth does not cause any significant discomfort or pain, and the ring does not affect your ability to see. Some of the surgical procedures that may be followed are:

Laser ablation

Surgical excision

Chemical cautery


According to studies, the condition forms when there is a piece of cholesterol in an artery in the retina, which comes from a larger artery in the body and can be a sign of more serious problems.

This plaque is more common in the elderly. It may cause:


Permanent vision loss or blindness

influence on motor control

influence on sensory control