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Hypertension and the eye.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12419177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In addition to being the chief cause of death in developed countries, systemic hypertension is also a leading cause of visual impairment. The eye is an end arteriolar system and is therefore susceptible to changes in blood pressure. It is also the only place where blood vessels can be clearly viewed by noninvasive techniques. This paper reviews current research into premalignant and malignant retinal signs of systemic hypertension. Previous methods of classifying retinal hypertensive signs are identified, along with more recent image analysis techniques. The need for observing the retinal vasculature as well as measuring blood pressure for monitoring systemic hypertensive patients is discussed in relation to current research.
Authors:
James S Wolffsohn; Peter G Hurcomb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current hypertension reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1522-6417     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Hypertens. Rep.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-06     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888982     Medline TA:  Curr Hypertens Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neurosciences Research Institute, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK. j.s.w.wolffsohn@aston.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure / physiology
Eye / blood supply*
Humans
Morbidity
Ocular Hypertension / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Retinal Vessels / physiopathology

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