The Eye and the Heart
February is American Heart Month. Here at South Shore Eyecare Associates we are dedicated not only to the health of your eyes and preservation of vision. But also how a comprehensive eye exam can tell stories about systemic conditions!
The vasculature of the eye and the heart share several characteristics. When examining the inside of your eyes we can view and take images of the microcirculation. The eyes are truly a window to the heart. Structural alterations, or cardiovascular risk factors, to the blood vessels due to High blood pressure, Diabetes, and Cholesterol (to name a few) can be seen in the eye prior to systemic or cardio complications.
Make sure to schedule your comprehensive eye examination today and include any systemic cardiovascular history in your medical history.