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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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