Eye Doctor Noticed Cholesterol Deposits In Eyes.


Asked by lori_a1974

Eye Doctor Noticed Cholesterol Deposits In Eyes.

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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You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.