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Changes In Retina Portends Disorders Elsewhere In The Body.

More evidence to show that your eyedoctor can determine lots of issues with your body, above and beyond your eyes.

Changes In Retina Portends Disorders Elsewhere In The Body.

The Washington Post Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (3/6, Thigpen) reports that according to studies, a specific freckle found in the back of the eye called CHRPE (congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium) “has a ‘statistically significant’ correlation with hereditary colon polyps known as familial adenomatous polyposis, or FAP.” The article quotes retina expert Neal Adams, who said, “When we look in back of the eye at the retina, we can find signs that may help us identify many disorders — common ones like high blood pressure and diabetes, rare genetic disorders and even life-threatening cancers.”