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As a retina specialist I would, first and foremost, counsel you not to believe anything that your optometrist says about the status of your artery. This is especially true since he was all worried that this "thin artery" was somehow related to low blood pressure -- since there is no such relationship between a "thin" artery and low blood pressure!
In high blood pressure, arteries can get thick and cause nicking (compression) of the underlying veins....but this is not something I'd expect an optometrist to have the training to diagnose.
So. What is the take home message?
1. In my professional opinion, this optometrist has no idea what he is talking about....
2. If you want a good opinion on the health of your retinal vasculature consult with an ophthalmologist (Eye MD)
3. But, truth be told, from what you have posted, I do not believe you have anything to worry about.
Does this make sense to you?
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