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can high blood pressure affect your eyes

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Sort of: The eye is vascularized and some of the effects of elevated blood pressure elsewhere in the body can occur in eye vessels. Some consider glaucoma to ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Glaucoma?: See your eye doctor to find out if you have glaucoma.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Low dose: It is likely that your dose needs increased or medication changed / added, or both. If seeing spots, you should call your dr asap for advice on next s ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Not adequate: If your BP is still high then you are not adequately controlled. Your doctor needs to adjust your treatment regimen. Don't wait.
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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Many reasons : Gosh, i hoped you would list your pills. People with more than mild hypertension usually require more than one pill to control it, sometimes 3 or 4. S ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
BP at your age: Is under the control of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Commonest cause of imbalance in this system is poor diet, particularly sugar and swe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most high blood pressure will not show up on the eye surface but may affect vessels in the back of the eye. A red eye is due to some other surface ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: High blood pressures has no effect on eye movements.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fucigna
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: Red spots could mean any clumping of blood vessels or activity of vessels dilating.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Salt restriction can be very effective in treating hypertension in certain people. A low sodium diet 2, 000 mg a day is recommended however is extreme ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Prominent conjunctival blood vessels increasing with age is primarily due to the thinning of connective tissues under the conjunctiva called tenon's c ... Read More
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