Sumary of High cholesterol symptoms: The uncommon signs in your eyes that your levels are too high:
- Changes to your vision can be a sign your cholesterol is creeping up to dangerous levels.
- Yellow lumps near the eyeIf you notice raised yellow-ish bumps of skin near your eyes, or the bridge of your nose, this could be a sign of high cholesterol.
- Not everyone who develops arcus senilis has high cholesterol, but it’s worth getting checked out if you notice this unusual change to your eyes.
- Blurry vision or loss of sight in one eyeHigh levels of cholesterol can lead to a blockage in the vein that supplies blood to your retina, the back bit of your eye that detects light.
- If this vein becomes blocked it can cause an event called a retinal vein occlusion, sometimes referred to as an ‘eye stroke’.
- The symptoms of retinal vein occlusion include blurry vision, change of vision in one eye, floaters in your vision and pain in that eye.
- You can recover your vision after a retinal vein occlusion, but it may be permanently altered.