An Eye Exam May Save Your Life
Continuing with this week’s focus on eye health, it’s important to remember that eye exams are more than just examining your vision. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can also reveal a host of retinal conditions related to systemic diseases. Many of these may be initially asymptomatic.
Diabetes. If diabetes remains undetected and untreated, it may result in a host of ocular manifestationsincluding blindness. Diabetic retinopathy affects the vessels of the back of the eye and may be asymptomatic in many cases. Yet, it is among the most common reasons for vision loss in working-age adults.
Cardiovascular disease. Much like in Diabetes, diseases like high blood pressure may affect the vessels in the back of the eye. This condition is known as hypertensive retinopathy and is usually asymptomatic until the late stage of the disease.
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