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Classification for Hypertensive Retinopathy

Purpose:

To evaluate the retinal changes in a patient with hypertension using the classification of Leishman.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Cardiology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

H35.0, I70.9

Description:

Leishman developed a classification system for identifying groups of patients with hypertensive retinopathy. This stresses the fact that arteriosclerosis may occur as part of the natural aging process and affects how the arterioles respond to hypertension.

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