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Can high blood pressure induce flashes in vision?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but possibly

Yes, it can, but that is unlikely.
Usually it's something else. Best to get checked out but an ophthalmologist. Also, you should have a blood pressure machine at home so you can check your blood pressure when you develop these episodes. Good luck and feel better.

In brief: Yes but possibly

Yes, it can, but that is unlikely.
Usually it's something else. Best to get checked out but an ophthalmologist. Also, you should have a blood pressure machine at home so you can check your blood pressure when you develop these episodes. Good luck and feel better.
Dr. Tod Haller
Dr. Tod Haller
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There are two common reasons for flashes in the vision: migraines and vitreous detachments.
If you have flashes in the vision, especially in just one eye, you need to see an ophthalmologist soon.

In brief: No

There are two common reasons for flashes in the vision: migraines and vitreous detachments.
If you have flashes in the vision, especially in just one eye, you need to see an ophthalmologist soon.
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Hypertensive episodes can cause flashes in the peripherial vision.
Prolonged hypertension can lead to hypertensive retinopathy and progressive loss of vision if left untreated.

In brief: Yes

Hypertensive episodes can cause flashes in the peripherial vision.
Prolonged hypertension can lead to hypertensive retinopathy and progressive loss of vision if left untreated.
Dr. Charles Titone
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