What are the risk factors?Risk factors for Hypertensive Retinopathy
Risks of hypertensive retinopathy include chronic hypertension or high blood pressure which puts the blood vessels under a prolonged state of abnormal pressure.
Risk factors for Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO)Risks of CRAO include smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, coronary heart disease and a history of stroke. About 75% of CRAO cases occur in those with hypertension or blocked arteries in the heart.
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