Untreated hypertension and eye swelling

Q: I had untreated hypertension that caused swelling in the blood vessels leading to the optic nerve in my right eye. This has caused gray areas in my field of vision. A neuro ophthalmologist put me on steroids 60mg/per day for three weeks. The blood pressure is well under control now. In your opinion is there a chance that my vision may improve?

A: Yes, there is a chance your vision may improve. Hopefully the steroids will decrease the swelling and the injured eye cells will be able to recover. Recovery can be slow so be patient and carefully follow your doctors’ instructions.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...