Vitreous fluorophotometry in patients with hypertension

Lee M. Jampol, Steven White, Jose Cunha Vaz

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Abstract

Vitreous fluorophotometry performed on 22 patients with moderate to severe hypertension showed that patients with active retinopathy, as manifested by retinal hemorrhages, cotton-wool spots, retinal exudates and edema, or disc edema, generally had elevated values (20/28 eyes). Control of the BP resulted in a decrease in the values toward the normal range. Patients with only arteriolar sclerosis, even some with particularly high BP, generally had normal fluorophotometric values (14/16 eyes). The two exceptions showed minimal elevations. Vitreous fluorophotometry is a useful tool to quantitate the blood-retinal barrier in patients with moderate to severe hypertension and may be a sensitive indicator of treatment efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-890
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume101
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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