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Hypertension and the eye: changing perspectives.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of human hypertension
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
10
Pages
667–675
Identifiers
PMID: 12420190
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Systemic hypertension is a common condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hypertension confers cardiovascular risk by causing target-organ damage that includes retinopathy in addition to heart disease, stroke, renal insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease. The recognition of hypertensive retinopathy is important in cardiovascular risk stratification of hypertensive individuals. This review reevaluates the changing perspectives in the pathophysiology, classification and prognostic significance of fundal lesions in hypertensives.

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