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Retinopathy From High Blood Pressure


Retinopathy From High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can damage the tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye (retina). The damage is known as retinopathy. If untreated, retinopathy can lead to vision loss and blindness.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Last RevisedApril 5, 2013

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