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Question: EYE PAIN WITH HIGH BP


 FTW_Hughes - Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:03 pm

Under very much stress (divorce process), recent Dr's visit showed unusually high BP. Will this also affect my eyes, making them burn/irritated/sensitive?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:11 pm

User avatar Hi there -- Hope this finds your situation maganed (and your BP as well). Elevated blood pressure can, over time, cause damage to the eyes, mainly the retinas, but this irritation you're describing seems both early and not at all typical of what one would expect. It's not impossible this could be secondary to retinal vessel strain, but it seems awfully unlikely. It sounds a lot more like an allergic reaction to something. That said, I do hope your doctor will help you get the BP controlled quickly to avoid a whole host of potential long-term problems, of which one is eye damage (takes quite a while, normally, for this to take place, but why wait?).

Good luck to you. Hope all sorts out in the best possible way. Follow up with us here as needed.

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