What Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Eyes

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If seeing well isn’t enough of a priority, here’s a better reason to get your vision checked regularly: A third of all known genetic syndromes can affect your eyes.

In the video below, from National Geographic, Dr. Neal Adams lists the gamut of systemic disorders — diseases that affect the entire body — that ophthalmologists can detect during a simple eye exam.

Your eyeballs can show signs of diabetes, nutritional deficits, cardiovascular disease, and nerve damage, to name a few.

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