There are many residents in the Triangle who ignore or postpone the scheduling of regular visits to the eye doctor. You may not realize it, but scheduling that visit to Park Ophthalmology can possibly go beyond simply needing a new pair of bifocals or contact lenses. The visit may just save your life.
Beth R. Friedland, M.D. gets a unique view into your health through the professional lens. The kaleidoscope beneath the surface reveals nerves, blood vessels, and tissue.
These are four health “blind spots” that may be revealed to Dr. Friedland during an eye examination:
- Stroke: A stroke can be caused by a blocked artery or a burst blood vessel. Often, these factors can be assessed by your ophthalmologist. If you are at risk, you should schedule regular eye exams.
- Diabetes: Some eye issues (including loss of vision) can be early indicators of diabetes. We can check for these symptoms while evaluating your eyes.
- Autoimmune Diseases: Some symptoms of more serious problems, such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis, might begin in the eyes. White blood cells floating in part of the eye could reveal an infection that the body has been fighting. Dr. Beth can check for that and other signs and concerns.
- Brain Tumors: Fortunately, this health concern is far more infrequent. There are indicators, such as loss of vision from a swollen optic disc that could reveal the necessity to be checked for a brain tumor.
Our ophthalmology team may not always find something severe, but taking a trip to Park Ophthalmology might just reveal a health “blind spot” that could save your life.
This article about the benefits of eye care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
The information contained in this article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.
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