Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Hum Hypertens. 2002 Oct;16(10):667-75.

Hypertension and the eye: changing perspectives.

Author information

1
The Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

Erratum in

  • J Hum Hypertens. 2002 Dec;16(12):901.. Chattopadhya S [corrected to Chattopadhyay S].

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.

PMID:
12420190
DOI:
10.1038/sj.jhh.1001472
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Nature Publishing Group
Loading ...
Support Center