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Blurred vision---Cleard by closing left Eye!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 22, 2007
  • 02:48 AM

Have trouble reading newspaper or small print as it appears blurry.
Am 67, male with hypertension and taking 20 mg of quinipril daily with 12.5 mg
hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 MGMYL). Take lots of vitimins, 1000 mg Ester C,+
Magnesium, Co-Q10, Hi-potency B and some prostate vits, saw palmetto complex, beta sitosterol, and lutein, 20 mg. At first the blood pressure medicine (quinipril) causeed a chronic cough---which I found a remedy---tramadol--which was issued for back muscle pain (non narcotic pain remedy).
As any one can see I'm very health conscious---but I can figure out what's causing the blurryness in my eves? Appreciate any help that's`out there!!
Willie

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  • What you are describing is highly suspicious for Hypertensive Retinopathy. You need to do this- and right away. Your vision can most likely be saved but you can't play around. You need a dialated eye exam. High blood pressure causes tiny leaks in your retinas and will eventually destroy your vision if it goes untreated. The only way those leaks can be found is with a thorough eye exam that includes dialation so the optometrist can see inside your eyes. If you do not have vision insurance Walmart and teaching clinics offer very affordable options. A comprehensive eye exam at Walmart costs about 50.00. Then if retinopathy IS found, your health insurance will pick up the costs thereafter because retinopathy is a medical condition. Hypertensive Retinopathy is also a sign that your blood pressure is not under good control even with the meds you take and once referred for treatment for retinopathy, then you also need to see a Hypertension Specialist to get your blood pressure under good control.
    CassAnn 25 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 06:35 PM
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  • I have this problem from untreated high blood pressure. My regular doctor (an internist) says I did not have a mini-stroke, although an opthamologist says maybe. I have immediately went on a weight reuduction program and have been taking hypertension medicine for about one week and my blood pressure is coming down. Is there a chance the reduction in blood pressure on the optic nerve can restire the vision I have lost? My internist says yes. Any idea on how to cope with blurring from the eye? Is an eye patch a good idea? Thanks for your help. I have become very depressed ober this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 24, 2009
    • 05:33 PM
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  • I have this problem from untreated high blood pressure. My regular doctor (an internist) says I did not have a mini-stroke, although an opthamologist says maybe. I have immediately went on a weight reuduction program and have been taking hypertension medicine for about one week and my blood pressure is coming down. Is there a chance the reduction in blood pressure on the optic nerve can restire the vision I have lost? My internist says yes. Any idea on how to cope with blurring from the eye? Is an eye patch a good idea? Thanks for your help. I have become very depressed over this. What you are describing is highly suspicious for Hypertensive Retinopathy. You need to do this- and right away. Your vision can most likely be saved but you can't play around. You need a dialated eye exam. High blood pressure causes tiny leaks in your retinas and will eventually destroy your vision if it goes untreated. The only way those leaks can be found is with a thorough eye exam that includes dialation so the optometrist can see inside your eyes. If you do not have vision insurance Walmart and teaching clinics offer very affordable options. A comprehensive eye exam at Walmart costs about 50.00. Then if retinopathy IS found, your health insurance will pick up the costs thereafter because retinopathy is a medical condition. Hypertensive Retinopathy is also a sign that your blood pressure is not under good control even with the meds you take and once referred for treatment for retinopathy, then you also need to see a Hypertension Specialist to get your blood pressure under good control.
    cleareyes11 1 Replies
    • August 24, 2009
    • 06:00 PM
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  • Blurred vision, and seeing bright speckles in vision field, can indicate an episode of severely increased high blood pressure or it may be a sign that your vision is deteriorating due to chronic uncontrolled blood pressure.Eyes, and every other organ in body, suffer seriously when a high blood pressure isn't controlled (hypertensive retinopathy, is manifested with vision problems and headache) . I'd suggest you go see a doc ASAP . http://www.lifemojo.com/lifestyle/naturopathic-remedies-for-hypertension-high-blood-pressure-131216591
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