Cómo puede la hipertensión arterial provocar pérdida de vista

La HTA puede dañar la vista de muchas formas

Your eyes contain many tiny blood vessels. When subjected to the long-term effects of high blood pressure, the following conditions can develop:

  • Blood vessel damage (retinopathy): A lack of blood flow to the retina leads to blurred vision or the complete loss of sight. People with diabetes and high blood pressure are at an even greater risk for developing this condition. Managing blood pressure is also the only way to treat hypertensive retinopathy.
  • Fluid buildup under the retina (choroidopathy): This buildup of fluid under the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eyeball, results in distorted vision or, in some cases, scarring that impairs vision.
  • Nerve damage (optic neuropathy): The result of blocked blood flow that damages the optic nerve, it can kill nerve cells in your eyes, which may cause temporary or permanent vision loss.

La hipertensión arterial puede provocar un derrame cerebral que también puede causar pérdida de vista.

In addition to threatening the anatomy of the eye, high blood pressure can also cause a stroke, which can impair the optic nerve or damage the area of the brain responsible for processing images.

Don’t let high blood pressure harm your vision:

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