Can an eye test detect aneurysm?

What is aneurysm?


An aneurysm is caused by a weakening of an artery wall which creates a bulge within the artery. This is usually not dangerous but if there is a break within the bulge, this could be much more serious.

How can an optician detect an aneurysm?


Through an eye test, an optician can see increased pressure within the brain. Swelling of the optic nerve or bleeding into the retina can also be an indication of Aneurysm. If your optician finds these symptoms they will advise you on what to do next.


Is there treatment for an aneurysm?


Surgery is the only option for this, but most of the time surgery will not be needed. If surgery is needed the doctor will need access to the Aneurysm. They will then put a clipping over the Aneurysm to stop any more blood increasing the size of the bulge.


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