How does hypertension affect your eyes?

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — enero 28th, 2012 — 9:45 under comentario

ComentandoHow does hypertension affect your eyes?

Por: M Bhargava, M K Ikram y T Y Wong. Journal of Human Hypertension (2012) 26, 71–83.

Hypertension has profound effects on various parts of the eye. Classically, elevated blood pressure results in a series of retinal microvascular changes called hypertensive retinopathy, comprising of generalized and focal retinal arteriolar narrowing, arteriovenous nicking, retinal hemorrhages, microaneurysms and, in severe cases, optic disc and macular edema.

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