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A 60-year-old female asked:

i am seeing white outlines around everything in my vision. i'm 60 years old and only occasionally have hypertension. what kind of doctor should i see?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Cataracts: Your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

In what way can hypertension effect my vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Mostly little effect: Hypertension can only affect the eye if it is wildly out of control (systolic greater than 200; diastolic greater than 160). Below these levels you have a strain on the heart and a risk to the brain but rarely any problems with the eyes. Higher levels than noted above can cause eye bleeding and changes in vision.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How could hypertension effect my vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Generally not: Ordinary degrees, even of uncontrolled hypertension, usually will not affect the vision. Only if you have frighteningly high blood pressure can there be a problem which could be edema of the back of the eye and sometimes bleeding. You will be very sick in other ways from this type of hypertension which requires immediate treatment.

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