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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...

What is the definition or description of: Hypertensive retinopathy?

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...