Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hypertensive Retinopathy in Hypertensive Patients
Hypertension affects nearly 26 per cent of the adult population worldwide. Kearney and colleagues estimated that the prevalence of hypertension in 2000 was 26% of the adult population globally and that in 2025 the prevalence would increase by 24% in developed countries and 80% in developing countries
Hypertensive retinopathy is one of the major complications of hypertension. Presence of hypertensive retinopathy may be an indicator of presence of other complications of hypertension, commonly nephropathy. This study was carried out in OPD of Hypertension and Research Center, Rangpur, Bangladesh. It was a cross sectional study, systemic sampling method was used to generate the sample of 384 patients.