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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Last Revised April 5, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 05, 2013
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