Video transcript: What can a doctor see when he or she looks into a patient’s eyes?

When we look inside the eye we can see many of the important eye structures and we talked about glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy but what‘s most important is the ability to look at blood vessels. When we look inside the eye we can see blood vessels if you will unencumbered meaning we can look at them very carefully without actually dissecting through tissue which most people I think would rather avoid if they could. The blood vessels tell us important early identification signs for diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol which are three of the most costly diseases that we face in the United States today.