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Might someone have high blood pressure of the eyes?

Might someone have high blood pressure of the eyes?

Sort of: The eye is vascularized and some of the effects of elevated blood pressure elsewhere in the body can occur in eye vessels. Some consider glaucoma to be a sort of "high blood pressure" of the eyes but they are different items. If you lower the systemic blood pressure, the pressure in the eye vessels will correspondingly drop. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Taking high blood pressure pills, why do I still have high blood pressure and also seeing dots in my eyes!

Low dose: It is likely that your dose needs increased or medication changed / added, or both. If seeing spots, you should call your dr asap for advice on next step--er vs eye dr or urgent office visit. ...Read more

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Am 27 I have I high blood pressure 15/11blood tests came clean its affecting my eyes which I checked also and nothin was wrong with it what to do plz?

Am 27 I have I high blood pressure 15/11blood tests came clean its affecting my eyes which I checked also and nothin was wrong with it what to do plz?

BP at your age: Is under the control of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Commonest cause of imbalance in this system is poor diet, particularly sugar and sweeteners. It induces vitamin b deficiency and that affects the mechanisms in brainstem and lower brain. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Are many red veins in eyes for many yrs a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

Are many red veins in eyes for many yrs a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

No: Prominent conjunctival blood vessels increasing with age is primarily due to the thinning of connective tissues under the conjunctiva called tenon's capsule. This is why baby's eyes appears so white because of A very thick tenon's capsule. Furthermore, blood vessels tend to dilate more with irritation, whether from dryness, environmental exposures, UV, allergies and inflammation/infections. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and blood in back of the eye?

High blood pressure and blood in back of the eye?

Blood in eye HBP: You likely have the most severe form of HBP called malignant HTN. You need to get it under control now! . I specialize in this and am happy to get you to goal in only a few days to weeks depending on what meds you are on and how much salt you eat. ...Read more

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Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

Yes: If you have high blood pressure you can damage the small blood vessels in your eyes, you can have bleeding and there is the potential for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of eye problems caused by high blood pressure?

What're the symptoms of eye problems caused by high blood pressure?

Mostly few: High blood pressure of the ordinary elevation will not change anything that you might notice in your eyes. If the blood pressure is staggeringly high - a diastolic over 160 for instance, the vision might fade. Most of the changes related to elevated BP can be seen in the eye by your ophthalmologist. A complication of too high pressure is strokes and these can cause many eye problems. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Generally No: Hypertension mainly affects the blood vessels in the back of the eye in the retina. Occasionally with extreme and rapid increases in blood pressure, a small vessel can rupture in the conjunctiva over the white part of the eye (sclera) causing a dramatic red spot. Best to be checked soon. ...Read more

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My left eye has slight pressure 22 normal is. 21. I do not have high blood pressure?

My left eye has slight pressure 22 normal is. 21. I do not have high blood pressure?

Needs monitoring: Elevation of [intraocular]eye pressure to the low 20's is a warning sign that the biomechanics of the eye are having some trouble: not that the eye is imminently going blind. So there is time to monitor the structure and function of the microscopic sized parts of the eye that support vision, and plan the best way to preserve the vision you have. If you have lost vision, then there is urgency. ...Read more

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What happens if I have slight blurriness from high blood pressure in my left eye, can that be reversed if treated?

What happens if I have slight blurriness from high blood pressure in my left eye, can that be reversed if treated?

Target organ: High blood pressure can cause target organ damage (eyes, kidneys, heart). That is why we aim at preventive care prior to these events occurring. You should see and ophthalmologist to have a fundoscopic eye examination. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and blood in eye, is there any connection between them?

High blood pressure and blood in eye, is there any connection between them?

Retinal hemorrhages.: Advanced stages of chronic hypertensive damage can demonstrate retinal hemorrhages. Also, very high blood pressures (malignant hypertension) can acutely produce hemorrhages and bleeding inside the eye as well. ...Read more

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What is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

What is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read more

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My boyfriends left eye is always red. Could it be high blood pressure. His right eye is normal. What could this be?

My boyfriends left eye is always red. Could it be high blood pressure. His right eye is normal. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many potential causes of a red eye. I would recommend your boyfriend see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have had a red blood shot right eye for 4 days now. I have high blood pressure. Is there some things that can cause this?

Yes, of course: See your ophthalmologist. A quick look will reveal the diagnosis. There are many possibilities ranging from a broken blood vessel, to an irritated eye, to a vascular malformation inside the skull. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, but I'm taking medicine to lower it. I keep getting blurred vision in my left eye only. What could be causing it?

I have high blood pressure, but I'm taking medicine to lower it. I keep getting blurred vision in my left eye only. What could be causing it?

Unlikely your BP: Your symptoms (unilateral/one sided) eye symptoms are most likely an eye problem unrelated to the blood pressure problem. See your eye professional for a refraction/eye exam ASAP!

Good Luck
Hope this helps

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I've had a headache for 3 days medicine doesn't help I have high blood pressure, and when I touch my eyes it is sensitive. The pressure increases when I stand. What is wrong? What medicine can I take??

I've had a headache for 3 days medicine doesn't help I have high blood pressure, and when I touch my eyes it is sensitive. The pressure increases when I stand. What is wrong? What medicine can I take??

Need consultation: Unfortunately there is not enough information to begin to give you any meaningful advice. What is your BP.?
The BP increases when you stand? Is this the first time you have had this HA. Do you have a history of Migraine? Etc.....A visit to your Dr or an online consultation here on HT may be helpful. For information on BP see > http://bit. Ly/1FuSWTT HA > http://bit. Ly/1sAz8on http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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I have the problem of high blood pressure. Whenever my blood pressure increases, I feel weakness in eyes. What is the solution?

Control BP: If your treatment is adequately / appropriately treating your high bp, then it should not raise enough to cause symptoms. See your dr for eval and consideration of dose adjustment / med addition / med change. ...Read more

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What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

Significant damage: Hypertension may cause damage to the retina by damaging the blood supply to the retina. This can cause retinal hemorrhage, blurring of vision and even complete loss of vision. Also, can cause optic neuropathy. It can also lead to fluid build up in the choroid, needing surgery. Allergy presents with runny nose, reddening of conjunctiva and sclera, itching and watering of eyes, sneezing etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that an eye doc. Can tell u if u have high blood pressure by looking at the back vains of ur eyes?

Is it true that an eye doc. Can tell u if u have high blood pressure by looking at the back vains of ur eyes?

Blood pressure: There are some very characteristic changes which high blood pressure can cause in the back of the eye. Eye doctors are well versed in recognizing these. ...Read more

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Could an inflamed sac near the nose &below the eye cause such horrible pain behind eyes &in the whole head &high blood pressure. Iam taking antibiotic?

Could an inflamed sac near the nose &below the eye cause such horrible pain behind eyes &in the whole head &high blood pressure. Iam taking antibiotic?

Infected tear sac: Your symptoms are typical of an infection in the lacrimal sac where tears are collected before they drain into the back of your nose. This is called dacryocystitis. It is very important to have this treated promptly and aggressively to prevent any complications from this infection. If there is no response to oral antibiotics, you may need to be treated with intravenous medications. ...Read more

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I started a medicine (diovan) for high blood pressure a couple of weeks ago. I feel exhausted now and have dark circles around my eyes. Could the medication be causing this?

I started a medicine (diovan) for high blood pressure a couple of weeks ago. I feel exhausted now and have dark circles around my eyes. Could the medication be causing this?

NOT COMMON WITH DIOV: It is not common to have circles under the eyes but any blood pressure med can make you feel exausted
it is difficult to advice without knowing the dose of Diovan (valsartan) and your initial blood pressure reading and how long you have taken Diovan (valsartan) and what other meds you are taking
so check in with your doctor to see if you need to change your BP meds or something else is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Both of my eyeballs feel swollen. I do have allergies but take medication for that. I also have Chiari Malformation and High blood pressure. My eyes h?

Both of my eyeballs feel swollen. I do have allergies but take medication for that. I also have Chiari Malformation and High blood pressure. My eyes h?

See eye doctor: Eye balls don't usually swell up especially without itching from allergies. You need to consult an eye doctor to make sure there is nothing serious which may cause eyesight impairment ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more