A 33-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: hypertensive retinopathy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Very high pressure: Hypertensive retinopathy is frequently diagnosed in those with elevated blood pressure for a prolonged period of time based upon changes in the vessels in the retina. It also is a pathology of very high blood pressure in which retinal vessels leak fluid leading to radiating patterns of yellow in the retina.
Answered on May 1, 2017

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Easy: Control the hypertension and the hypertensive retinopathy will resolve.
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