Simple eye test could detect early signs of heart disease, scientists say

A simple eye test could detect a person’s risk of heart disease, a study suggests.

Researchers found scans of patients’ retinas picked up on signs of poor blood flow to their eye, and this could be used as a sign of cardiovascular problems.

Heart disease can often lead to inadequate circulation and may cause cells in the retina, the part of the eye that converts light into electrical signals for the brain, to die, and leave a permanent mark.

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