It seems like a large percentage of our patients have some semblance of hypertension. For most ophthalmologists, the majority of what used to keep us up late at night in medical school - treating hypertensive urgency, adjusting long-term meds, counseling patients about sodium intake, debating whether or not to work someone up for pheochromocytoma, etc. - no longer has any direct relevance. I don't mean this in any negative sense, of course, but the point is, management of hypertension is no longer our field of expertise. However, there are still some key things to remember about hypertension. After all, we're still medical doctors.