Optometrist Mirjeta Abazaga, OD, is an instructor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Upstate.
Eye exam can reveal problems and diseases in other parts of the body
Cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are widely known eye ailments, but your eye doctor may also recognize warning signs that pertain to your whole body health during an annual eye exam. Upstate optometrist Mirjeta Abazaga, OD, tells what to expect during that exam. She also discusses how the eyes may be tied to symptoms of diabetes, high cholesterol, overactive thyroid and other conditions. Abazaga is an instructor of ophthalmology and visual science at Upstate.