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Do eye drops make your blood pressure go up?

Do eye drops make your blood pressure go up?

Certain ones can: Phenylephrine dilating drop, especially 10%, can elevate blood pressure and should be used cautiously when the blood pressure is already high. Systemic absorption of drops can be reduced by closing off the tear duct immediately after instillation of the drop. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


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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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Does the eye drop brimonidine cause low blood pressure?

Does the eye drop brimonidine cause low blood pressure?

No: The absorption of this medication from the eye when used as directed, does not introduce enough into the circulation to affect the blood pressure. ...Read more

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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

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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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I get sudden eye pressure and tire/sleep feeling at random points in the day. I have taken my blood pressure when this happens its normal.

I get sudden eye pressure and tire/sleep feeling  at random points in the day. I have taken my blood pressure when this happens its normal.

Eye pressure: Feeling of sudden eye pressure can be due to (most common to least): dry eye/tear film unstable; one is starting to get sick or virus/bacteria starting to invade sinuses; headache/migraine; narrow angle; high eye pressure; rarely: inflammation in eye; eye infection; tumor in or around eye; more info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...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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