What We Can See in Your Eyes.
Did you know that the eyes are the only way that physicians can see the arteries and veins without having to do some type of invasive procedure?
When the ophthalmologist dilates your pupils, they can see the arteries & veins in the Retina. If you think of the eye like a camera, the Retina is the film. If the retina is damaged you can't get good pictures. Viewing the retina, your eye doctor can see the results of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, vein or artery occlusion, which are all conditions that require immediate intervention by your family doctor/internist.