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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can vision loss from high blood pressure be reversed?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
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 examination. Serious retinal vascular disease can result in irreversible loss of vision. When caught early & treated systemically, most ocular disease (eg., vein occlusion, optic neuropathy) can be managed to prevent loss of vision, But exceptions apply to severe

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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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