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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinal detachments: The retina is permanently attached to the optic nerve and the ora serrata( the area in front of the retina). A total detachment means the retina betwe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: If the center of your retina or macula becomes detached it could lead to permanent vision loss.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Yes.: It is a very bad diagnosis. It could lead to blindness. It can be repaired if detected in time. It can be detected by a dilated retinal examination of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Evaluation needed: The symptoms, usually light flashes, floaters and greying of vision are not "bad" in themselves but they are strong warnings of detachment which is tr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
See an eye doctor: New/worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or a veil) could be a retinal detachment. See a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
You can't: A detached retina is a medical emergency and should be seen by an eye surgeon immediately so as not to have permanent vision loss.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi answered
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. M ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Vision loss, floater: The classic symptoms of retinal detachment are a large number of floaters and sparks in front of one or both of the eyes, as well as sudden and painle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: Retinal detachment is an urgent and visually threatening lifting off of the retina from its moorings in the back of the eye. There are no home remedi ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Sher
Dr. Neal Sher answered
49 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Retinal detachment: The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole o ... Read More
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