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High blood pressure tied to impaired colour vision

ACCORDING to Dr. Saadia Rashid, damage to certain parts of the eye that occurs as a result of high blood pressure could ultimately lead to vision loss. Itís possible that impaired colour vision could be a sign of future problems related to high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, said Rashid, an ophthalmologist from Montefiore Medical Centre in New York. But the new study represents just a snapshot in time, and longer-term studies are needed to tease out the relationship, she said.

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