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Hypertensive Retinopathy Medication
Hypertensive retinopathy is frequently diagnosed in those with elevated blood pressure for a prolonged period of time based upon changes in the vessels in the retina. It also is a pathology of very high blood pressure in which retinal vessels leak fluid leading to radiating patterns of ...Read more
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Very high pressure: Hypertensive retinopathy is frequently diagnosed in those with elevated blood pressure for a prolonged period of time based upon changes in the vessels in the retina. It also is a pathology of very high blood pressure in which retinal vessels leak fluid leading to radiating patterns of yellow in the retina. ...Read more
How can you determine the grade of your hypertensive retinopathy when your ophthalmologist's report doesn't specify?
Hypertension: The hypertension has to produce changes in the retinal vessels and this can be seen on a dilated fundus exam. This is a reflection of the acuteness or chronicity of the uncontrolled or untreated hypertension. Ask for an answer on your next examination. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does GFR of 54 for 3months, =54%kidney function? I have hypertensive retinopathy, on bp Meds. Eating right. High Stress job. Any Suggestions?
This is serious: Diet and "job stress" are actually unlikely to have much to do with kidney disease, and GFR estimates are only semi-scientific. However, if you're got hypertensive retinopathy, or if you have any abnormalities on urinalysis or testing of urinary concentrating ability, it'd be worth a nephrology consult. Hypertension is both caused by and damages the kidneys, typically. I'd get seen. ...Read more
I have hypertensive retinopathy so do people with this often have sclerosis and vascular changes to other blood vessels as well?
Yes: The small blood vessels in the eye are sensitive "barometers" of hypertensive disease, and reflect the systemic changes seen in other blood vessels elsewhere. Larger blood vessels like the carotid, cardiac and aorta arteries develop atherosclerosis, whereas the smaller retinal, renal, ; cerebral develop arteriolar sclerosis. Blood pressure control is essential for organ protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx with moderate hypertensive retinopathy but do not suffer high blood pressure. Went to ophthalmologist due to flashes of light. Wrong diagnosis?
HTN & the eyes.: High blood pressure causes distinctive findings on the retina, so distinctive that eye doctors can tell if someone has hypertension just by looking at their retinae. Can other things cause those findings? Sure, I suppose, but you listed hypertension as one of your conditions so for you that would be the prime candidate for those findings. ...Read more
Eye exam: Retinopathy of prematurity is not to be neglected. An infants retinal blood vessels may take time to mature. As they mature, a retinal specialist must follow the maturation to ensure normal progression. Abnormal blood vessel growth can threaten vision. Fortunately, treatment is available via laser, surgery and injectable medications. ...Read more
Premature birth!: The cause is due to premature birth and possibly use of high oxygen concentration for breathing in premature infants. The retina is not fully developed and vascularized in the periphery and exposure to the air causes the peripheral retina to not vascularize, which can cause contraction, scarring and possible retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No..: Even with poor control, 80% get it, not all; with excellent control, this risk is markedly reduced. ...Read more
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