Many systemic diseases may affect the eye. Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in the United States today. Hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis, Hypercholesterolemia and Thyroid Disease may all have severe visual and ocular health ramifications. In cases such as these, our doctors will co-manage the patients care with their family physician. By working together and managing the underlying systemic cause for ocular disease, patients may receive the very best care possible.