When was your last eye exam? Many of us avoid it like the plaque, resistant to the idea of having our eyes dilated blinding us for what seems like an eternity (usually lasts 3-6 hours, sometimes longer). But what if your eyes could see into the future? New research suggests that a retinal eye exam may reveal if you’re at risk for having a stroke in the future. In a study reported in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension, researchers believe retinal imaging may someday help assess if you’re more likely to develop a stroke – the nation’s #4 killer and leading cause of disability.

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