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Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease
in Chicago

The eye is the window to the body and as such, the ophthalmologist can contribute a great deal to the understanding of the overall health of the body. Blood vessels that can be directly visualized in the eye can providing an understanding of the vessels in other locations in the body.

An abbreviated list of medical issues that can be seen in an eye exam:

  • Anemia/Thrombocytopenia
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Atherosclerotic disease
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Candidiasis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Child Abuse
  • Chlamydia
  • Congenital rubella
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dislipidemia
  • Effects from tobacco
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Herpes Zoster
  • HIV
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperviscosity states
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Marfan's syndrome
  • Melanoma
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pneumocystosis
  • Posterior Cerebral Artery Occlusion, Bilateral
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Steven-Johnson Syndrome
  • Steven-Johnson Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus erythematosus
  • Thyroid disease
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transient ischemic attacks
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Venous stasis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis