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Retinopathy, Hypertensive


Synonyms of Retinopathy, Hypertensive
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
Hypertensive retinopathy is characterized by high blood pressure (hypertension) that results in abnormalities affecting the nerve-rich membrane that lines the eyes (retina). The most common manifestation of hypertensive retinopathy is narrowing (occlusion) of the tiny arteries (arterioles) of the eye. In some cases, hypertensive retinopathy may result in loss of clarity of vision (visual acuity).

Organizations related to Retinopathy, Hypertensive
  • American Council of the Blind, Inc.
    1155 15th Street
    Washington DC 20005
    Phone #: 202-467-5081
    800 #: 800-424-8666
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.acb.org
  • American Foundation for the Blind
    11 Penn Plaza
    New York NY 10001
    Phone #: 212-502-7600
    800 #: 800-232-5463
    e-mail: afbinfo@afb.org
    Home page: http://www.afb.org
  • American Heart Association
    National Center
    Dallas TX 75231-4596
    Phone #: 214-373-6300
    800 #: 800-242-8721
    e-mail: inquire@heart.org
    Home page: http://www.americanheart.org
  • Council of Families with Visual Impairment
    1155 15th St. NW
    Washington DC 20005
    Phone #: 202-465-5081
    800 #: --
    e-mail: info@acb.org
    Home page: http://www.acb.org/
  • NIH/National Eye Institute
    Building 31 Rm 6A32
    Bethesda MD 20892-2510
    Phone #: 301-496-5248
    800 #: --
    e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
  • National Association for Visually Handicapped
    22 West 21st Street
    New York NY 10010
    Phone #: 212-889-3141
    800 #: --
    e-mail: staff@navh.org
    Home page: http://www.navh.org
  • National Eye Research Foundation
    910 Skokie Boulevard
    Northbrook IL 60062
    Phone #: 847-564-4652
    800 #: 800-621-2258
    e-mail: nerf1955@aol.com
    Home page: http://www.nerf.org
  • Schepens Eye Research Institute
    20 Staniford Street
    Boston MA 02114-2500
    Phone #: 617-912-0100
    800 #: --
    e-mail: geninfo@vision.eri.harvard.edu
    Home page: http://www.theschepens.org/



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