Fort Lauderdale, Fla—Eye examinations
may provide an inside look at the inflammatory processes that might contribute
to both eye disease and cardiovascular disease, say researchers studying the
link between disorders of the eye and the cardiovascular system.
The researchers hope such evidence will help elucidate the mechanisms
of these diseases, suggest new diagnostic techniques, and point to potential
prevention and treatment strategies. Several researchers presenting at the
annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
in May provided new evidence about the relationship between cardiovascular
disease, inflammation, and such eye diseases as retinopathy and age-related
macular degeneration (AMD).
Inflammation Suspected in Eye Disorders. JAMA. 2005;294(1):31-32. doi:10.1001/jama.294.1.31