Hypertensive retinopathy

 

Hypertensive retinopathy

Definition

Hypertensive retinopathy is a macular this resulting in cases of severe hypertension, over a prolonged period.

 

Organ

In case of hypertensive retinopathy, the retina is damaged. 

Symptoms

  • Superficial ans sometimes deep retinal bleeding 
  • Macular edema
  • Papillary edema
  • Cottony nodules

Usually these signs are not accompanied by a decrease in visual acuity.

 

Causes

Hypertensive retinopathy results from severe hypertension.

 

Complications

If papillary edema persists, the papilla becomes atrophic and visual acuity loss.

 

Prevention

  • Improve The lifestyle, through physical activity, stopping smoking.
  • Monitor Regularly hypertension.
  • Make Regular eye funds.

 

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is often made in the context of monitoring blood pressure, a fundus and sometimes angiography.

 

Treatment

To treat hypertensive retinopathy, it should treat hypertension through proper treatment.

 

 

 

Search Pro Visu