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Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

Moderate amounts of high blood pressure can cause changes in arteries which you ophthalmologist can view with his ophthalmoscope.
Only if you have spectacular high levels like much over 200/150 can the vessels in the back of the eye actually leak and disturb the vision.

In brief: Minimal

Moderate amounts of high blood pressure can cause changes in arteries which you ophthalmologist can view with his ophthalmoscope.
Only if you have spectacular high levels like much over 200/150 can the vessels in the back of the eye actually leak and disturb the vision.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Htn

Uncontrolled hypertension is a risk for hypertensive retinopathy.

In brief: Htn

Uncontrolled hypertension is a risk for hypertensive retinopathy.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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