[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.65.227. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
July 18, 1908

THE RELATION OF OCULAR AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Ophthalmology, Denver and Gross School of Medicine. DENVER.

JAMA. 1908;LI(3):212-216. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410030034001g
Abstract

This subject, I am sure, is not new to you, but since we are learning more about it every day, a few of my personal ideas and findings may prove of interest. The estimation of blood pressure has brought about a more comprehensive knowledge of cardiovascular disease. The remote disturbances which follow this important condition, and the etiologic factors which gradually lead up to it, are now receiving much attention. It is a well-recognized fact that a man may be on "his last legs," so to speak, from cardiovascular changes, and yet feel no serious bodily discomfort. He may have, therefore, no urgent reason for consulting his physician, but may have reason to consult his oculist, and we should constantly be on the lookout for ocular evidences of these vascular changes.

The recognition of these early changes in the retinal circulation may enable us to give many years of life

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×