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The damage that occurs to the retina or the circulation of blood to the retina due to hypertension or high blood pressure is known as hypertensive retinopathy. A patient could experience eye pain, headaches and reduced visual clarity.
HOW IS HYPERTENSIVE RETINOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists conduct a thorough physical examination of the eye. They also evaluate your symptoms and check your blood pressure. An ophthalmoscope is used for examining the retina. Fluorescein angiography is another testing method for confirming diagnosis of Hypertensive Retinopathy
HOW IS HYPERTENSIVE RETINOPATHY TREATED?
In most of the cases, a lifestyle change and medication helps in lowering the blood pressure and treating Ophthalmologist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women are more likely to be affected by blood vessel damage than men.