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Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Yes: Extremely high blood pressures (usually greater than 200 mmhg for the top number) can result in "end organ" damage including changes to the retinal arteries and short-term vision changes. If you're concerned that your high blood pressure is changing your vision, you should see your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Yes: Acute rise in blood pressure especially severe may result in visual disturbance. Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may also cause visual changes. ...Read more

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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Headaches and HBP: sy or may not be related. If u have headaches when BP is high and not when it is not them I suggest they are related in you. ...Read more

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Headache with high blood pressure?

Headache with high blood pressure?

HA and HBP: headaches due to hypertension get better when BP gets better and return when HIGH BP returns. I am available for second opinion on BP issues which is all I do. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Unlikely: The vessels of the eye generally are not affected by ordinary levels of high blood pressure. If the systolic approaches 200 and the diastolic gets over 160 - very dangerous levels - then there could be bleeding in the retina or fluid leaks which can alter vision. Levels this high can lead to strokes in the brain that can also affect vision. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure induce flashes in vision?

Can high blood pressure induce flashes in vision?

Yes but possibly: Yes, it can, but that is unlikely. Usually it's something else. Best to get checked out but an ophthalmologist. Also, you should have a blood pressure machine at home so you can check your blood pressure when you develop these episodes. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

Yes, indeed. Get Rx : Branch and central vein occlusion are a known cause of blurred vision in hypertensive patients. Early treatment of both the hypertension and the vein occlusion is essential because damage to the retina can be irreversible if ignored. Early treatment with growth factor inhibitors and steroids can restore vision. Other types of damage can occur to the retina with chronic high blood pressure. ...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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High blood pressure and vision changes, should I be concerned?

High blood pressure and vision changes, should I be concerned?

Yes: You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later, for a full examination. ...Read more

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Of high blood pressure and diabetes which is worse?

Of high blood pressure and diabetes which is worse?

Diabetes is : When you copare these two medical conditions which often co exist and have to be treated and controlled all your life diabetes is worse with more chances of complications macrovascular and microvascular and needs strict nutritional support, weight control, one or more meds with/without insulin. Hypertension also needs good control and can cause complications in several areas like heart, kidneys etc. ...Read more

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Will dehydration cause a droopy eye and low blood pressure?

Will dehydration cause a droopy eye and low blood pressure?

Can cause low BP: Your history says you've received IV hydration, are hypotensive, dehydrated and depressed. You can have high hr too depending on how dehydrated you are. As for droopy eyelid (ptosis), that's not caused normally from dehydration, but if you're tired, exhausted from being dehydrated, it may seem to you that it is, when it's not functionally related. Iv hydration doesn't usually change droopy eyelids. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and vision changes, should I be concerned?

Yes: You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later, for a full examination. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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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. Scott Markham
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Vision Changes (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more