What is the impact of high blood pressure on retina?

What is the impact of high blood pressure on retina?

In this video, Dr. Manisha Agarwal, Vitreo-retina surgeon, Dr. Shroffs Charity Hospital, New Delhi, will discuss the impact of high blood pressure on retina. It generally manifests as venous occlusion which are central retinal vein occlusion or branch retinal vein occlusion. A patient who has been diagnosed with hypertension is recommended to continue his medications throughout life. Many a times, patient stop taking medications once the blood pressure is under control which has a bad impact on retina. It can cause occlusion of the veins. A retina specialist is consulted for the treatment. Dr. Manisha will also talk on uveitis which is the inflammation of the eyes related to the systemic diseases like arthritis, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and many other autoimmune disorders. These autoimmune diseases also have negative impact on retina.