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Andrew


10/22/2012

Does high blood pressure cause retinal detachment?

I heard that people with high blood pressure are very dangerous. So, i wonder will high blood pressure cause retinal detachment?
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  • Thomas keith

    10/23/2012

    No. High blood pressure can't cause retinal detachments. But if you have high blood pressure, you are in high risks of retinal detachments. Besides, aside from high blood pressure, people with other eye disorder such as older age, diabetes, sickle cell anemia and severe myopia are also in high possibility of retinal detachment.
  • cabanaboy01

    10/23/2012

    Yes, it could a risky factor to cause that. Retinal detachment occurs when the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue. When the blood pressure increases, fluid is forced from capillaries behind the retina, causing blisters to form on the retinas surface. When individuals are under stress, the capillaries may become increasingly weakened, making the possibility of detachment an ever-present danger.
  • Kate

    10/28/2012

    Yes, the high blood pressure may cause the retinal detachment. As we know, the retinal detachment is often happened among those who have the high prescription. However, if you have high blood pressure suddenly, the nerves in the eye will intense which may easily cause the retinal detachment. Thus, you’d better take notice of this if you are a short sighted person with high prescription.
  • abbyabbie

    10/23/2012

    Yes, of course high blood pressure can lead to retinal detachment. You should know that when you have high blood pressure, it will increase the risk to have retinal detachment. So you should not drink too much alcohol. And also, there are many other factors which can lead to retinal detachment, such as eye injury. But on the other hand, most people with detached retina risk factors will not develop a detached retina. So you should not worry about it too much. And it is possible that people without risk factors will develop a retinal detachment. If you have some questions about retinal detachments, you can talk with your doctor. He or she can recommend detached retina symptoms to watch for and a schedule for regular eye exams.
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