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Old 04-09-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
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When I went to the opthalmologist last month for my eye exam, he told me my eyes are healthy except I have a hemorrhage in my eye (as it cannot be seen on the outside) that's as small as a speck. He said he doesn't know the cause but possibly from my high blood pressure which is controlled by medicine but when I get particularly afraid or nervous I know my BP goes up drastically in spite of the medicine. I'm 50 years old. Anyone know what kind of hemorrhage this is and whether or not occasional short periods of very high blood pressure (170+) can cause this? Any info is greatly appreciated. I can't find a thing about it in google, as all those sites involve shaken babies, or diabetes patients, neither of which I've ever been. Thanks for any information.

 
Old 04-11-2003, 10:45 AM   #2
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Do a search for "hypertensive retinopathy". That should do it.

 
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Old 04-13-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Do you know if there could be any other cause for this other than HBP? Could it possibly be just a "normal variant"? I have no vision problem from this that I'm aware of -- just nearsighted and maybe a little presbyopia or astigmatism.

 
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Originally posted by PhilaGirl:
Thanks for your reply. Do you know if there could be any other cause for this other than HBP? Could it possibly be just a "normal variant"? I have no vision problem from this that I'm aware of -- just nearsighted and maybe a little presbyopia or astigmatism.
Yes, there are many other causes. Try a search for "peripheral retinal hemorrhage". You shouldn't have anything to worry about unless more appear in the future.


 
Old 04-17-2003, 06:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies. They eased my mind and I did do the hypertensive retinopathy search and will do the new one you mentioned. Looks like for the first diagnosis possibility I would be stage 1 at the very worst. Thanks again. Sherry

 
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