6 scary things your eyes could be saying about your health

You know how people always say eyes are the window to your soul? We think most doctors would agree that they would be the window to your health, too.

Dr. John C. Hagan, an ophthalmologist from Kansas City, MO. explained to CBS that you can find out more about your health just by looking in the mirror. From high blood pressure to cancer, it's important to look out for these signs right in your eyes.

Scroll through to learn more about the different symptoms you should look out for:

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Cataracts are cloudy eyes and are most common in older people. Many times they can be indications of tumors or diabetes. 

Because many people don't think to put sunscreen near their eyes, skin cancer often forms around them. If you see a non-healing sore on your eyelid that may be causing your eyelashes to fall off, it could be time to consult a doctor. 
Droopy eyes on both sides may be a sign of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease associated with muscle weakness. Dr. Hagan explained the disease can range from mild to more serious, deadly forms. 
If your retina is inflamed because of your sensitivity to light, doctors may be concerned with HIV/AIDS. 
Droopy eyelids and differently dilated pupils may be an indication of Horner's syndrome, often associated with tumors or aneurysms.  
Oftentimes, cancer in the body may show up in the eye as well. According to Dr. Hagan, the two most common ones include lung cancer and breast cancer. 
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