Eye scan detects heart disease

Eye scan detects heart disease

Posted on 11th April 2012

Work is underway on developing a scanning system for the eye which will be able to detect and grade heart disease.

For many years, it has been well known that the blood vessels of the eye give an indication of the general health as they are so small and fragile that they show signs of damage much earlier than other parts of the body. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and other forms of heart disease can all be seen using the high tech equipment we have at Cameron Optometry.

The new Daytona scanner just released from Optos is undergoing trials and research to see if a comprehensive and robust grading system can be set up which will help optometrists assess whether someone is at early risk of heart trouble and can be referred much earlier to a GP for treatment – potentially saving lives.


Related Posts

Eyewear gift vouchers available

15th December 2017

Still looking for something for that special someone? We now have gift vouchers available. The perfect present for the stylish glasses wearer in your life or for sunglasses lovers looking for stunning...

Read more

Myopia Management article by The Scotsman

11th December 2017

Article published on The Scotsman website on Thursday 23rd November 2017 Vision on: myopia care advance revealed Worrying numbers of children are becoming short-sighted. However, there are step...

Read more

Is your vision roadworthy?

20th November 2017

As part of Road Safety Week (20-16 November), the AOP (Association of Optometrists) has undertaken further research into vision standards and driving. Sadly since this story hit the news we have heard...

Read more

Diabetes and eye health

14th November 2017

Today is World Diabetes Day and unless you have the condition you may not realise the correlation between diabetes and vision. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people ...

Read more