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Can high blood pressure cause colored spots and sparks in vision?

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Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is important to have a dilated eye exam to determine if the hypertension is causing any ocular problems.
Also important to have your blood pressure monitered by your internist and get it under good control.

In brief: Yes

It is important to have a dilated eye exam to determine if the hypertension is causing any ocular problems.
Also important to have your blood pressure monitered by your internist and get it under good control.
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Unusual symptoms.

Although those symptoms wouldn't be typical, one could try to correlate the symptoms with a check of ones blood pressure at the time of the symptoms.
The visual symptoms are of concern because, if occurring only in one eye, they could represent small calcified plaque traveling from ones carotid artery to the eye on the same side (called amaurosis fugax); best to see ones doctor about the symptoms

In brief: Unusual symptoms.

Although those symptoms wouldn't be typical, one could try to correlate the symptoms with a check of ones blood pressure at the time of the symptoms.
The visual symptoms are of concern because, if occurring only in one eye, they could represent small calcified plaque traveling from ones carotid artery to the eye on the same side (called amaurosis fugax); best to see ones doctor about the symptoms
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