What can I do to control my blood pressure if I have hypertensive retinopathy?

See MD. See a primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. There are many options to treat high blood pressure, depending on the cause of it.

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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 more...
Yes. Hypertensive retinopathy is a indication that the hyperstension is causing similar changes in other organ systems: heart, kidney, legs and brain. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...