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Can an eye test detect Cancer?

Regular eye exams are an important part of maintaining one’s health, but did you know that many forms of cancer can be found during a routine eye exam? Here are 3 of the most commonly detected forms of cancer.
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Regular eye exams are an important part of maintaining one’s health, but did you know that many forms of cancer can be found during a routine eye exam? Here are 3 of the most commonly detected forms of cancer:

 

Melanoma

When the optometrist is examining the eye, they will take a look through to the pupil at the back of the eye. If there are dark spots seen, it could possibly be a sign of early melanoma development. Our optometrist would then refer your GP or the hospital for further investigation.

 

Leukaemia

Rental bleeding in the eye could be a sign of developing leukaemia. Often, the eyes are a place for leukaemia to hide and can cause it to go undetected. That is why it is so important to keep on top of your eye examinations so that any problems can be investigated a soon as possible.

 

Brain Cancer

A routine eye examination could turn into something more when things are found to be unusual. For example, blurred vision and non-responsive pupils can mean many things, but these symptoms can sometimes be the signs of a brain tumour. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it is important to consult with your optometrist.

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