Hypertensive Retinopathy: Degenerative changes to the RETINA due to HYPERTENSION.Retinal DiseasesHypertension, Malignant: A condition of markedly elevated BLOOD PRESSURE with DIASTOLIC PRESSURE usually greater than 120 mm Hg. Malignant hypertension is characterized by widespread vascular damage, PAPILLEDEMA, retinopathy, HYPERTENSIVE ENCEPHALOPATHY, and renal dysfunction.Ophthalmoscopy: Examination of the interior of the eye with an ophthalmoscope.Diabetic Retinopathy: Disease of the RETINA as a complication of DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the progressive microvascular complications, such as ANEURYSM, interretinal EDEMA, and intraocular PATHOLOGIC NEOVASCULARIZATION.Fundus Oculi: The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Retinopathy of Prematurity: A bilateral retinopathy occurring in premature infants treated with excessively high concentrations of oxygen, characterized by vascular dilatation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment, with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass that can be seen as a dense retrolental membrane. Usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia, and blindness may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)Rats, Inbred SHR: A strain of Rattus norvegicus with elevated blood pressure used as a model for studying hypertension and stroke.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Rats, Inbred WKY: A strain of Rattus norvegicus used as a normotensive control for the spontaneous hypertensive rats (SHR).Retinal Vessels: The blood vessels which supply and drain the RETINA.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Retinal Neovascularization: Formation of new blood vessels originating from the retinal veins and extending along the inner (vitreal) surface of the retina.Antihypertensive Agents: Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS.

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Results Case 1: A 50 year-old male with untreated hypertension presented with six-weeks of headache, nausea and vomiting and one-week of progressive bilateral vision loss, confusion, increasing lower extremity weakness and urinary incontinence. The patient's initial blood pressure was 180/110 and his pertinent positive exam included papilledema, hypertensive retinopathy and bilateral lower extremity weakness. Case 2: A 25 year-old male with untreated hypertension secondary to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis presented with two weeks of headache and progressive vision loss in left eye. His initial blood pressure was 225/160 and he had decreased vision in left eye and bilateral hypertensive retinopathy. Ophthalmologic exam revealed flame exudates and cotton wool spots. This patient had no cord-related symptoms. Both patients had abnormal T2 hyperintensity at the cervicomedullary junction on initial brain MRI and characteristic PRES ...

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Along with causing heart and kidney problems, untreated high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina, the area at the back of the eye where images focus. This eye disease is known as hypertensive retinopathy. The damage can be serious if hypertension is not treated ...

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I have this problem from untreated high blood pressure. My regular doctor (an internist) says I did not have a mini-stroke, although an opthamologist says maybe. I have immediately went on a weight reuduction program and have been taking hypertension medicine for about one week and my blood pressure is coming down. Is there a chance the reduction in blood pressure on the optic nerve can restire the vision I have lost? My internist says yes. Any idea on how to cope with blurring from the eye? Is an eye patch a good idea? Thanks for your help. I have become very depressed over this. What you are describing is highly suspicious for Hypertensive Retinopathy. You need to do this- and right away. Your vision can most likely be saved but you can't play around. You need a dialated eye exam. High blood pressure causes tiny leaks in your retinas and will eventually destroy your vision if it goes untreated. The only way those leaks can be found is with a thorough eye exam that includes ...

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Hypertensive retinopathyPurtscher's retinopathy: Purtscher's retinopathy is a disease where part of the eye (retina) is damaged. Usually associated with severe head injuries, it may also occur with other types of trauma, such as long bone fractures, or with several non-traumatic systemic diseases.Rice diet: The Rice Diet started as a radical treatment for malignant hypertension before the advent of antihypertensive drugs; the original diet included strict dietary restriction and hospitalization for monitoring. Some contemporary versions have been greatly relaxed, and have been described as a fad diets.Scanning laser ophthalmoscopyDiabetic retinopathy: ( )HypertensionFulminateQRISK: QRISK2 (the most recent version of QRISK) is a prediction algorithm for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that uses traditional risk factors (age, systolic blood pressure, smoking status and ratio of total serum cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) together with body mass index, ethnicity, measures of deprivation, family history, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus, and antihypertensive treatment.Aortic pressure: Central aortic blood pressure (CAP or CASP) is the blood pressure at the root of aorta. Studies have shown the importance of central aortic pressure and its implications in assessing the efficacy of antihypertensive treatment with respect to cardiovascular risk factors.Lidanserin: Lidanserin (INN; ZK-33,839) is a drug which acts as a combined 5-HT2A and α1-adrenergic receptor antagonist. It was developed as an antihypertensive agent but was never marketed.

(1/11) Direct ophthalmoscopy versus detection of hypertensive retinopathy: a comparative study.


(2/11) Dutch guideline for the management of hypertensive crisis -- 2010 revision.

Hypertensive crises are divided into hypertensive urgencies and emergencies. Together they form a heterogeneous group of acute hypertensive disorders depending on the presence or type of target organs involved. Despite better treatment options for hypertension, hypertensive crisis and its associated complications remain relatively common. In the Netherlands the number of patients starting renal replacement therapy because of 'malignant hypertension' has increased in the past two decades. In 2003, the first Dutch guideline on hypertensive crisis was released to allow a standardised evidence-based approach for patients presenting with a hypertensive crisis. In this paper we give an overview of the current management of hypertensive crisis and discuss several important changes incorporated in the 2010 revision. These changes include a modification in terminology replacing 'malignant hypertension' with 'hypertensive crisis with retinopathy and reclassification of hypertensive crisis with retinopathy under hypertensive emergencies instead of urgencies. With regard to the treatment of hypertensive emergencies, nicardipine instead of nitroprusside or labetalol is favoured for the management of perioperative hypertension, whereas labetalol has become the drug of choice for the treatment of hypertension associated with pre-eclampsia. For the treatment of hypertensive urgencies, oral administration of nifedipine retard instead of captopril is recommended as first-line therapy. In addition, a section on the management of hypertensive emergencies according to the type of target organ involved has been added. Efforts to increase the awareness and treatment of hypertension in the population at large may lower the incidence of hypertensive crisis and its complications.  (+info)

(3/11) Hypertension-related eye abnormalities and the risk of stroke.

Many studies have shown that hypertensive ocular funduscopic abnormalities are clearly related to stroke, even after controlling for blood pressure and other vascular risk factors. Retinal abnormalities indicative of a breakdown of the blood-retina barrier confer a greater increase in risk for stroke than sclerotic retinal changes. Similar retinal changes also have a positive relationship to stroke mortality. In addition, hypertensive ocular fundus abnormalities are reported to be associated with an increased risk for cognitive impairment, cerebral atrophy, progression of magnetic resonance imaging-defined white matter lesions, and subclinical infarction. Recent advances in fundus photography allow for improved accuracy and consistency in interpretation of funduscopic lesions, and improve the feasibility of screening for these abnormalities in at-risk patient populations. Evaluating the ocular fundus for signs of hypertensive retinopathy, in combination with an assessment of the presence or absence of other known vascular risk factors, may allow clinicians to further individualize a risk profile for stroke to each individual patient, thus permitting more accurate risk stratification and, potentially, guiding treatment strategies.  (+info)

(4/11) Mild retinopathy is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in Japanese with and without hypertension: the Ibaraki Prefectural Health Study.


(5/11) Microalbuminuria and hypertensive retinopathy among newly diagnosed nondiabetic hypertensive adult Nigerians.


(6/11) Association between retinopathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort [CRIC] Study).


(7/11) Retinopathy and chronic kidney disease in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between retinopathy and chronic kidney disease. METHODS: In this observational, cross-sectional study, 2605 patients of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study, a multicenter study of chronic kidney disease, were offered participation. Nonmydriatic fundus photographs of the disc and macula in both eyes were obtained in 1936 of these subjects. The photographs were reviewed in a masked fashion at a central photograph reading center using standard protocols. Presence and severity of retinopathy (diabetic, hypertensive, or other) and vessel diameter caliber were assessed by trained graders and a retinal specialist using protocols developed for large epidemiologic studies. Kidney function measurements and information on traditional and nontraditional risk factors for decreased kidney function were obtained from the CRIC study. RESULTS: Greater severity of retinopathy was associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate after adjustment for traditional and nontraditional risk factors. The presence of vascular abnormalities usually associated with hypertension was also associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate. We found no strong direct relationship between estimated glomerular filtration rate and average arteriolar or venular calibers. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show a strong association between severity of retinopathy and its features and level of kidney function after adjustment for traditional and nontraditional risk factors for chronic kidney disease, suggesting that retinovascular pathology reflects renal disease.  (+info)

(8/11) MicroRNAs are involved in end-organ damage during hypertension.



  • In a January 2009 rating decision, the RO, inter alia, granted service connection for hypertension and hypertensive retinopathy, assigning noncompensable disability ratings for each, and denied service connection for IBS, right and left shoulder disorders and fibromyalgia. (va.gov)
  • 8. Entitlement to service connection for ocular hypertension with mild hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts of the left eye (a left eye disability). (va.gov)


  • 2. Entitlement to service connection for hypertensive retinopathy and cataracts, to include as secondary to the Veteran's service-connected diabetes mellitus, type II. (va.gov)


  • In a March 2010 rating decision, the RO increased the Veteran's disability rating for hypertensive retinopathy to 20 percent. (va.gov)


  • 7. Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 20 percent for hypertensive retinopathy. (va.gov)
  • The issue of entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 20 percent for hypertensive retinopathy is addressed in the REMAND portion of the decision below and is REMANDED to the RO via the Appeals Management Center (AMC), in Washington, DC. (va.gov)


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  • This condition, also called hypertensive retinopathy, may cause headaches or visual problems due to the thickening or leaking of the blood vessels in the eye. (patientsmedical.com)