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double vision and high blood pressure

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Need evaluation: People perform at their best when healthy, getting adequate restorative sleep, balanced nutrition & working in a comforting setting. The symptoms ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See an eye doctor: Too little information to tell. Anywhere from the time it takes to put on prism glasses if it is a 6th nerve palsy to several months or years of anti ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Many issues: There are many issues here-if your doctor "has no clue", check with a new doctor. Very high blood pressure (>200) could cause these sx. Double vis ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Diplopia, high BP: Yes hypertension can cause double vision ( diplopia). This is due to an ischemic event in the brain stem as a consequence of the high blood pressure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: High blood pressure can cause vision loss if high enough. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for retinal vein occlusions. Control your blood pr ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Can damage vessels: High blood pressure can damage the fragile vessels of the eyes. This is called hypertensive retinopthy this can cause blindness.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later, for a full examination.

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