A 33-year-old male asked:
is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.e. if i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jon Fishburn answered
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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