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How is hypertensive retinopathy diagnosed?

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Your doctor will use an ophthalmoscope, an instrument that projects light to examine the back of the eyeball, to look for signs of retinopathy that include:

  • Narrowing of blood vessels
  • Spots on the retina
  • Swelling of the macula (the central area of the retina) and optic nerve
  • Bleeding in the back of the eye

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 02, 2018

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 02, 2018

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