High blood pressure mainly leads to arterial vasoconstriction and arterial dysregulation in the retinal vessels. The parameters of retinal vessel analysis, in particular the assessment of the fundus hypertonicus or hypertensive retinopathy, represent additional objective parameters for the hypertensiologist to manage the treatment and evalute the success of a therapy.
Studies have shown that these microvascular parameters provide additional value in individual risk stratification, primarily in women.
Recent studies and publications in this field using Imedos’ technology
- Lona G, Endes K, Köchli S, Infanger D, Zahner L, Hanssen H. Retinal Vessel Diameters and Blood Pressure Progression in Children. Hypertension. 2020;76(2):450–457. Abstract
- Smith W, Kotliar KE, Lammertyn L, et al. Retinal vessel caliber and caliber responses in true normotensive black and white adults: The African-PREDICT study. Microvasc Res. 2020;128:103937. Abstract
- Machalińska Anna, Pius-Sadowska Ewa, Babiak Katarzyna, Sałacka Anna, Safranow Krzysztof, Kawa Miłosz Piotr & Machaliński Bogusław (2017): Correlation between Flicker-Induced Retinal Vessel Vasodilatation and Plasma Biomarkers of Endothelial Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients, Current Eye Research. Abstract