How Eye Exams Can Reveal Blood Disorders

Getting routine eye exams is an integral component of your healthcare routine. Eye exams are especially important for those who have preexisting ocular conditions such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. While an eye examination can help detect problems with your retina, cornea, macula, pupils, and the lenses of your eyes, they may also reveal the presence of the following blood disorders. Thrombocytopenia  If you develop a subconjunctival hemorrhage or a ruptured blood vessel inside your eye, your optometrist may assure you that this condition is common and rarely serious.