Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

by DR. SELINA LIN

Did you know that countless medical conditions can be detected during an eye exam? 

The most common medical diagnoses detectable are diabetes and hypertension. These medical diagnoses can cause hemorrhages and swelling in the retina that may need treatment. Worsening eye findings could indicate deteriorating disease processes in the body and vice versa.

Your eye doctor can see signs of medical conditions such as Lupus, sarcoidosis, cancer, anemia, cardiovascular disease, and high cholesterol, to name a few more. In addition, infections from viruses, fungi, parasites, and bacteria can also manifest in the eye. 

Sometimes a medical diagnosis is first found by a thorough eye exam. Your eyes can also reveal how the body is healing or responding to medical treatment. A healthy eye can reflect a healthy body.

Your eye doctor can tell a lot from looking into your eyes. So don’t forget to keep your eye doctor’s appointment. There’s a lot more than meets the eye! 

Our doctors at Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida offer personalized eye care of the highest quality. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please visit our website, EYESFL.com, or call us at 800-282-3937.

This column is sponsored by Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, and the opinions expressed herein may not reflect those of CFHN or its advertisers. 

Bio: Selina Lin, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Retina Specialist. She sees patients at the Haines City, Sebring, and Winter Haven locations for Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida.

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