Category: <span>Iritis</span>

How Eyes Offer Clues About the Health of Your Body

The full list of systemic diseases associated with signs in the eye is one that is too long to be contained in a single post. It ranges from the obscure syndromes such as Marfan’s and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (that would be a mouthful to say) to the more well-known conditions of diabetes and hypertension. Don’t forget, the same blood that runs through your liver and down through the blood vessels of your toes eventually also circulates through your eyeballs.

The role of an eyecare practitioner is sometimes akin to that of a detective – picking up various little clues during an eye examination that could result in making a deduction about your cholesterol levels or the presence of a certain gene in your DNA, perhaps even making a link to your ongoing bowel problems or mouth ulcers.
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Research & Publications

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The Link Between Dry Eye and Depression

If clinical depression involves sadness, low mood, and bouts of crying, you’d think it’d be more associated with watery …

What eye floaters look like

Food for Floaters

It’s a fly! No, it’s a spider! No, it’s a…. vitreous floater. Though you may be relieved to realize you’ve not …

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Cataract Surgery Could Reduce Dementia Risk

With dementia affecting almost 6 million people in the US, it wouldn’t be unexpected that you may personally know of someone …