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What is the relationship between high blood pressure and eye sight?

What is the relationship between high blood pressure and eye sight?

Severe hypertension: Can cause hypertensive retinopathy (bleeding in blood vessels in the retina). It's also a risk factor for vascular occlusions, aneurysms, and other events that can decrease vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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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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'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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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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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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Taking high blood pressure pills, why do I still have high blood pressure and also seeing dots in my eyes!

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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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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