What is the treatment of hypertensive retinopathy?

What is the treatment of hypertensive retinopathy?

Treating hypertensive retinopathy typically involves controlling high blood pressure through lifestyle changes, medication and careful monitoring. Through this, the condition can be halted, and the damage may slowly heal.

Can hypertensive retinopathy be cured?

Structural changes to the arteries in the retina are generally not reversible. Even with treatment, patients diagnosed with HR are at a higher risk for retinal artery and vein occlusions, and other problems of the retina.

What causes copper wiring in eye?

Initially, the increased thickness of the vessel walls causes the reflex to be more diffuse and less bright. Progression of sclerosis and hyalinization causes the reflex to be more diffuse and the retinal arterioles to become red-brown. This is known as copper wiring.

Can retinopathy be treated?

There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. But treatment works very well to prevent, delay, or reduce vision loss. The sooner the condition is found, the easier it is to treat.

Do hard exudates go away?

These plaques often cause significant visual loss when deposited in the foveal region. Until now, there have been no treatment guidelines for this pathology, and unfortunately, hard exudates have often gone unresolved with scant or no recovery for the patient.

How do you stop diabetic retinopathy from progressing?

You can reduce your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, or help stop it getting worse, by keeping your blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control. This can often be done by making healthy lifestyle choices, although some people will also need to take medication.

How can diabetic retinopathy be improved?

If you have diabetes, you can lower your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy by:

  1. Avoiding smoking.
  2. Controlling your blood sugar.
  3. Exercising regularly.
  4. Having annual eye exams.
  5. Keeping your blood pressure within a healthy range.
  6. Taking any medications exactly as prescribed.