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A 22-year-old member asked:

Are red spots in eyes a sign of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Robert Fucigna
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Not really: Red spots could mean any clumping of blood vessels or activity of vessels dilating.
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: Depending on the nature of the spots (are they blood spots or inflammation causing the blood vessels to be more apparent) it is less likely related to blood pressure. If the blood spots are in the retina in the back of the eye, however, there is a higher risk. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination, and have your blood pressure checked as well.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Most high blood pressure will not show up on the eye surface but may affect vessels in the back of the eye. A red eye is due to some other surface cause like bleeding , infection, allergy, etc.
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Last updated Oct 18, 2016

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