Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Eye Photos for High Blood Pressure


Eye photos for high blood pressure? Why? When you visit us for your comprehensive eye exam we will perform a very careful examination of the inside of your eye so that we can study the health of the blood vessels and the retina itself, as this is an indication of your overall blood vessel health. Your primary care doctor will also take the time to do a more cursory examination of the retina and blood vessels-especially if you have diabetes or high blood pressure. Recently, a smartphone-based app was developed to help emergency room physicians quickly evaluate and photograph the retina to aid in making quicker and more accurate diagnoses of high blood pressure-related emergencies. High blood pressure can result in narrowing of the retinal blood vessels, blockage of blood vessels, and even retinal bleeding or hemorrhages. If you have high blood pressure that causes changes in your retinal blood vessels we may even ask to photograph your retinas when you have an eye exam.

If you or someone you know has high blood pressure it is important to have regular eye exams at the recommended times your doctor requests. Please call Baltimore Washington Eye Center at 800-495-3937, or visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Google+ or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 and 2391 Brandermill Blvd., Suite 200, Gambrills, Maryland 21061, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.