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can low blood pressure cause blurred vision

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Evaluation needed: These symptoms are worrisome and require a physicians thorough evaluation before any remedies can be recommended. In addition to a careful history and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Especially if your normal blood pressure was much higher. If you are not taking any diuretic, one needs to check your adrenal status. On the other h ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See internist: Your symptoms can be from poor fluid intake, low blood sugar or heat stroke, among other things. Please see your family doctor ASAP. Best wishes.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Exam needed: Truly cloudy and blurry vision should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Reasons for low blood pressure include anemia,iron deficiency,hypoglycemia,a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: High blood pressures has no effect on eye movements.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Extremely high blood pressures (usually greater than 200 mmhg for the top number) can result in "end organ" damage including changes to the retinal ar ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Yes, indeed. Get Rx : Branch and central vein occlusion are a known cause of blurred vision in hypertensive patients. Early treatment of both the hypertension and the vein ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
NOT cause and effect: Both due to same underlying cause.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
NO: Low blood pressure causes no symptoms until it reaches a critical level - then it causes dizziness. If it continues to drop, it causes nausea and then ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kirschenbaum
38 years experience in Cardiology
Yes.: Both conditions can be associated with floaters and othe optic symptoms. Perhaps even a touch of glaucoma or cataracts.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Uncontrolled blood sugar over an extended period of time, particularly with high blood pressure, can lead to blood vessel damage and subsequent diabet ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Very high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, stroke and mini stroke.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Both can blur vision: Uncontrolled diabetes, with large variations in blood sugar, can cause blurred vision.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Whiteside
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
No, it does not.: No, Brimonidine does not affect blood pressure. It is used as an eye drop lowering eye pressure.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends : Hypertension can have wide range consequences to your health. Your eyes are very sensitive to high BP & can manifest it in a dilated eye examinati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Can cause low BP: Your history says you've received IV hydration, are hypotensive, dehydrated and depressed. You can have high hr too depending on how dehydrated you ar ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: There are two common reasons for flashes in the vision: migraines and vitreous detachments. If you have flashes in the vision, especially in just on ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: All thyroid conditions can cause blurred vision, usually due to dry eyes or inflammation. This is known as 't.R.O.' or thyroid related ophthalmopathy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Acute rise in blood pressure especially severe may result in visual disturbance. Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may also cause visual change ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: It causes low blood pressure as per Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification training.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Sinus pressure: Possible, most likely due to medications for sinus pressure where one side effect is blurred vision.

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