In the United States derived a method of diagnosing stroke in the eyes. The new method is to take a picture of the retina which is a sensitive to light cells, located at the rear of the eyeball. The purpose of this diagnostic measure is to identify hypertensive retinopathy. It is this pathology significantly increases the risk of stroke.
To such conclusion the researchers came after lengthy surveillance, which was attended by more than 2,500 volunteers, and by the time it occupied for 13 years. For a period of about 200 persons suffered a stroke. After analyzing the data, the researchers came to the conclusion that most of those who have suffered from a similar disease had history of hypertensive retinopathy.
The General conclusion was that such a pathology of the eye increases the risk of stroke by 35%, in cases of occurrence in mild and more than 100% – with moderate and severe form. The main danger of a stroke is that it comes on suddenly – it is almost impossible to prevent. But it was not until such time as the clinicians are not tied to the retina and the presence of disturbances in the circulation of the brain.
Doctors insist that all people, in particular, the main risk group are regularly screened by an ophthalmologist that will allow to identify pre-stroke conditions in a timely manner and provide adequate support. It should be noted that the most prone to stroke are people with elevated blood pressure parameters, as well as those who have a family history of this pathology is present. It is best if examination by an ophthalmologist will be included in the list of annual surveys for each person – as a preventive measure for stroke.