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Why Hypertension Patients Need Regular Ophthalmic Examination?
 

Why Hypertension Patients Need Regular Ophthalmic Examination?

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Regular examination of eyes is an integral part of "hypertension management" as it gives important information to an internist. A simple test can look at the small blood vessels in the back of your eye,
 
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14 Oct 2016 - General
 
Hypertension is indeed a condition which can lead to various complication. Hence primary and secondary prevention is utmost necessary in prevention of hypertensive related condition which includes cardiovascular disease - hypertensive heart disease, cerebral vascular accident, hemorrhagic stroke, hypertensive kidney disease and last but not least, hypertensive retinopathy. Hence regular opthalmic examination is necessary for not just diabetic patients but also hypertensive patients to ensure tha...
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Our age is somewhat proportional to our susceptibility to increase the risk factors to develop such diseases. Eye sight as one of the five major senses in our body needs to be taken cared of. Hypertension and diabetes have become rampant nowadays not only the upper class groups but also hitting the lower and mid groups due to the affordability of sugarly beverages and profucts. That's why with what I've read from an article, WHO has recently planned to implement a 20% tax on sugarly beve...
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Hypertensive retinopathy is the most common hypertension related complication and it is damn true that most of the hypertensive patients don’t consider it. The main reason behind the less awareness about it is the late development of the systems of retinal disorders related to hypertension. Direct consequences of hypertension also include choroidopathy, optic neuropathy, and retinal or vein occlusion. So it is advised to act upon immediately in any of the above complication to avoid further visi...
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This is the missed part of hypertension. Why I say like that, because most of the people miss to screen opthalmologically after knowing that they have hypertension. What they do is taking getting the blood pressure measured and taking the medications according to the blood pressure values. But the thing not to be missed is that being aware of the complications of the hypertension. There are ocular manifestations of hypertension and so the patients with hypertension should get screened at an eye ...
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Retinopathy is a complication of long-standing poorly-controlled hypertension. It would be prudent to recommend people diagnosed with hypertension to seek an ophthalmologic consult for baseline data. By having baseline parameters, one could track if hypertensive retinopathy is really setting in. It would be really important to have the eyes checked if hypertension is coupled with diabetes. Suffering from diabetes for more than 5 years is a risk factor for contracting both non-proliferative and p...
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According to guidelines, patients with chronic hypertension need regular ophthalmologic examination to screen for hypertensive retinopathy. If the patient also has diabetes mellitus, then close surveillance is recommended because both of these illnesses have microvascular complications. Retinopathy does not present with any symptoms in the early stages of the disease that's why regular visits to the eye specialist is recommended. Once the vision becomes blurred, patient is usually in the adv...
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