Blood pressure, hypertension and retinopathy in a population

R. Klein, B. E.K. Klein, S. E. Moss, Q. Wang, A. Patz, T. P. Kearns, W. Glew, W. B. Anderson, M. O.M. Tso, J. D.M. Gass, R. Burde

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This study provides precise estimates of the prevalence of retinal lesions in nondiabetic persons with and without hypertension. The findings suggest that retinopathy (6% in normontensives and 11% in people with hypertension), and retinal arteriolar narrowing (11% in normotensives and 19% in people with hypertension) are common. Further longitudinal study is necessary to evaluate the public health significance of these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-226
Number of pages20
JournalTransactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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