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.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
April 4, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 04, 2011
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