My eye doctor told me that when looking in my eyes during the examination he saw a high level of cholesterol deposits in them for my age. I was 31 at the time. What does that mean?
The retina (back of the eye) has many tiny blood vessels, and is easily viewed by an eye specialist as well as your primary physician. This are is very dynamic in that it reflects many health conditions before they are symptomatic elsewhere. That’s good news, because it means you may be able to reduce your cholesterol before you show other symptoms.
In this case, your eye doctor has detected deposits of cholesterol, which may indicate that your blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be elevated. This may be the problem itself, or may indicate another underlying problem that is causing the elevation, such as diabetes. Of course, all of this is speculation and guessing. You need to schedule an appointment with your physician for a full check up and blood work to find possible causes for the eye changes. The good news is that these eye findings can be reversed once the cause is found and treated.
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My eye doctor has told me that I too have cholesterol deposits in my eyes. I was surprised because my cholesterol, triglycerides, ldl, hdl were just fine during my previous physical my last one being 4 months ago. I have had a cholesterol of 190 but through lifestyle changes was able to lower it to 170. Is there any other cause for this problem or does these deposits reflect a problem that my blood work is not revealing?
I know it has been a long time since this was posted but I am 20 years old and have just been told the same thing by eye doctor, however she told me there was nothing that could be done to fix it.
I was refered to the eye doctor by my doctor, who is doing a full work up right now to find the cause for my chronic headaches, exhaustion and inability to stay awake during the day. I am still waiting on results from tests but could high cholesterol be a cause of these issues, or is there a condition that could be the culprit of all of them, including the cholesterol? Also, what would cause me to have cholesterol deposits in my eye? I am normal weight, I eat ok and I exercise.
I also had a creamy coloured raised bump in the corner of my right eye. I went to the doctor and it is uveitis. I am currently using Lotemax drops 3 x per day. When I first started i was putting 6 x per day. Get your eyes checked with an opthalmologist. Opticians usually check eyes for eyeglasses.
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My eye doctor,told me I had,some cholestrol,built up behind both eyes.he said it wasn't that bad now.