Sheila Gibb was visiting a neighbor on Victoria Day when she noticed the trees and sky had the appearance of a ‘pink lace’ overlay. Gibb immediately went to see her optometrist, Dr. Dana Blakolmer. Through the use of an Optos optomap®, Dr. Blakolmer discovered several retinal hemorrhages in the affected left eye. Suspecting carotid occlusive disease, she immediately referred Gibb to her primary care physician. Receiving treatment for a 70% carotid arterial blockage saved her life, and laser surgery saved her eye. The newly expanded optomap technology allows eye care providers to identify markers for systemic (or non-eye) diseases such as hypertension, anemias, diabetes, bowel issues and certain cancers, as well as diagnose a number of eye disorders.
(PRWeb November 30, 2011)
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