question about eye exams and what the doctor sees

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by bruin70, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. bruin70

    bruin70 Guest

    when i went to the opthamologist to have an eye exam, he did the whole
    thing of corse, i guess looking at my whatever.

    anyway, when he was done he said i'm ok with this and that, no diabetic
    prob etc etc....but what caught my ear was that he said my blood
    pressure was ok. now THIS is important to me because i take medication
    for high bp.

    my question is, does the eye doc see something in his exam that is more
    accurate than my doc taking a blood pressure reading?
     
    bruin70, Jul 21, 2006
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  2. bruin70

    Sandy Guest

    See this article:
    http://www.opt.indiana.edu/clinics/pt_educ/iexam/main.htm

    Eye docs often take your blood pressure the same way as in your GP's
    office. Looking in the eye is not "more accurate," it simply can show
    signs of hypertension.
     
    Sandy, Jul 21, 2006
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  3. bruin70

    bruin70 Guest

    i have read the hyperT can affect some organ function etc, like kidney
    and liver, and i have noticed that many nephrologists also specialize
    in hypertension.

    in respect to hyperT's effect on other functions and a doctor's ability
    to note "chronic changes", does an eye exam gauge potential side
    effects of hyperT better than a BP exam?

    and how can this kind of eye exam be taken?
     
    bruin70, Jul 22, 2006
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  4. bruin70

    bruin70 Guest

    i guess what all my questioning is leading to is,,,,if my primary says
    i have moderate high bp, and that's that,,, so take your medicine...can
    an eye doc say "well wait a minute, he may have high bp but my exams
    show everything is under control as it is." ?

    my bp is actually ok at home but my doc says it's too high for home
    bp(anywhere from 14x/100 when i'm moving about the house, to 13x/90
    when i'm laying around, to high 120's low 130's over low 80's when i'm
    relaxing watching tv).
     
    bruin70, Jul 22, 2006
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  5. bruin70

    bruin70 Guest

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    i meant "how OFTEN should this eye exam be taken"
     
    bruin70, Jul 22, 2006
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    Don W Guest

    And what might these "signs" consist of?

    Don W.
     
    Don W, Jul 22, 2006
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  7. bruin70

    bruin70 Guest

    can high bp cause a temporary and inexplicable vision problem?

    about 5 months ago a double vision problem just happened in my right
    eye that lasted for 1.5 months. the eye doc said the problem eye was
    not syncing with the good one and was stress related and it happens all
    the time. i do have stress. this thing just happened,,,like literally,
    as i was walking down the street.
     
    bruin70, Jul 24, 2006
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