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How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

Exam and testing: Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina. Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Retinopathy (Definition)

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Please let me know if there is any difference between diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy?

Please let me know if there is any difference between diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy?

Yes, big difference.: Aside from being caused by 2 separate diseases, eye manifestations are distinct as well. Hypertensive eye changes occur from chronic affect of high pressure on the small arterioles in eye tissues, may lead to vascular occlusion. Diabetic eye disease affects the smaller capillary vessels, causing leakage and/or blockage of blood. If advanced, diabetic disease may require laser treatment or surgery. ...Read more

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Eye doctor says im at risk for stroke because of hypertensive retinopathy?

Absolutely: Theres the old saying that the eyes are the window to the soul. It's very true that may diseases are diagnosed by findings in the eye. If your eye dr. Saw changes in your retina caused by hypertension, it definitely raises your possibility of stroke. With 750, 000 strokes happening each year, you need prompt evaluation and treatment. See your family md as soon as you can. Good luck! ...Read more

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In what way can you cure hypertensive retinopathy?

Control your: blood pressure and take your blood pressure medication as prescribed. This can stabilize the retinopathy and in some cases, allow it to improve. It helps to monitor your blood pressure at home, eat healthy, and exercise. Good luck.. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my blood pressure if I have hypertensive retinopathy?

See MD: See a primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. There are many options to treat high blood pressure, depending on the cause of it. ...Read more