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Hypertension effects on eyes.

I had been a Hypertension patient would like to know how it could affect my eye and what the treatment measures that are available are.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jan 2010
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Hypertensive retinopathy is a common condition in ophthalmology. Maximum incidence was bet¬ween 41-50 years of age. Grade II retinopathy was present in max¬imum number of cases (50%) followed by Grade 1(24%) Grade III (15%) and Grade IV (11%). There was no direct correlation between the duration or severity of hypertension and changes in retinal arterioles. Complications are macular involve¬ment (13%), optic disc involvement (11%), central retinal vein block (6%), branch vein bleck (4%), and central retinal artery occhr¬sion (3%). Control of hypertension is the only treatment for hypertensive retinopathy. The retina will generally recover well if the blood pressure is controlled, but some patients with grade IV hypertensive retinopathy will have permanent damage to the optic nerve or macula. The eye is an organ where damage is easily visible at an early stage, so regular eye examinations are important.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jan 2010
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