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A 30-year-old male asked:

Dear doctors, can hypertension cause eye problems and if so, does the treatment of hypertension improves the vision?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Retinopathy: In severe uncontrolled hypertension retinal damage can occur, but in this day and age, with our effective antihypertensive medications, that is most unusual. I would have the ophthalmologist examine him for other conditions causing visual impairment such as glaucoma, severe astigmatism,etc.
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