Medical Retina on Stamps
  • Uganda (1978 SG226) Down with hypertension: the fundus of the eye in hypertension.
  • Blood pressure increases with age. Hypertension is diagnosed when a blood pressure of

  • 140/90 mm Hg or greater is recorded on three occasions with the patient at rest. Both systolic and diastolic blood pressures contribute to morbidity and mortality. The effects of hypertension include cerebral vascular accident, heart and renal failure. In the eye, advance hypertension especially malignant hypertension can give rise to haemorrhage, cotton wool spots, exudates and papilloedema. The picture above shows a Grade III hypertensive retinopathy.
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