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Difference between blindness and ocular hypertension

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Maybe related: Patients with hypertension are more likely to develop eye disease. They are a greater risk for vascular diseases that can affect the retina such as v... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Unlikely: Most commonly papilloedema from idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) causes the natural blind spot that everyone has in their vision to be sligh... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Morse
Cardiology 30 years experience
Probably..it depends: 31 y/o really shouldn't be needing this medication to begin with. If you think you do you should probably get a good general medical evaluation with ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
You need more info: You obviously haven't done enough research! talk to the doctor who is treating your blood pressure to find out if it is safe for you to take cialis. ... Read More
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Rare side effect.: In most instances of hypertension, except when an Alpha blocking drug is used, Cialis or viagra (sildenafil) can be used. However, because these 2 dr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not yet: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is one of the hallmark symptoms of RP. Others include color blindness, loss of visual field and in late phase loss of ce... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
Possible diabetes: High blood sugars (depending on the timing of when you last ate and how high the value was) most often indicate a pre-diabetic condition or diabetes. ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness (not usually in America). First things first, get BP under control and then go for the surgery. Goo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Subset: Ocular hypertensives are a subset of "glaucoma." this is because they fall into the category of glaucoma suspects. Not all ocular hypertensives go o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Disease v. suspect: Glaucoma requires a specific set of findings including loss of vision on a visual field, pressure elevation, thinning of the cornea and changes of the... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
Neurology 11 years experience
Need more info: intracranial hypertension headache can be of pressure quality with vision changes, but to state with more certainty that it's this type of headache ne... Read More