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Why It's Important to Know Your Family's Eye Health History

Last updated 2 years ago

Your family’s medical history can impact your risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Did you know, though, that heredity could also affect your vision?

This video discusses the link between eye health and family medical history. Just as with other medical conditions, eye disease can develop due to genes passed through parents to their children. As a result, it’s important to talk with your immediate family members about any eye problems that they may have. By knowing your family’s medical history and getting regular eye examinations, you can keep your vision as healthy as possible.

Memorial Hospital of Tampa offers ophthalmology services for the residents of South Tampa. For more information on our healthcare options, or to talk with a Consult-A-Nurse representative about your eye health concerns, call (813) 873-6400.

 

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