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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
Flashes and floaters: Typically patients will note flashing lights particularly at night. They may also note floating 'specks' in their vision caused by loose bits of the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Many possible causes: As we age, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye. If the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Flashes floater veil: Vitreous separation ; traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters ; hazy vision. Laser helps to prevent the tear from progr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Please clarify: This question does not really make sense. Can you please clarify?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), r ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: A retinal detachment needs to repair surgically otherwise your eye sight would be bad, a vitreous detachment is when the fluid in the back of the eye ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Rhegmatogenous only refers to the cause of the detachment (a retinal tear or hole that causes this type of detachment), but does not tell how much of ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Although the flashes usually, not always precede a retinal detachment. Not all flashing lights mean a retinal detachment!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Multiple risks: These are some risk factors for retinal detachment: high nearsightedness, family history, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tuft, lattice degener ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harit Bhatt
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Lattice degeneration is a condition in which there are atrophic or "thin" areas of the peripheral retina. Occasionally, these areas can tear or form h ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Both: Floaters are cellular debris intertwined with the gel filling the space in the back of the eye (the vitreous). A few can enter the visual space and b ... Read More
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Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a de ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Destabilization: The natural lens and its supports stabilize the front of the eye and vitreous. Removal of the thick natural lens and substitution with a thin artific ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not for an RD: A retinal hole or tear can be treated with laser to prevent a detachment. But once a retina detaches, laser cannot re-attach it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Unusual: Most retinal detachments are preceded by a vitreous detachment. There are some exception, however those are uncommon or rare. As such, it is unlikel ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinal detachemnt: Retinal detachment is a detachment of the retina from the inside of the eye. The portion of retina that is detached leaves the vision completely blac ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Great Q 4 OPHTH: Thanks for your question. As ht chief of engagement, i know most of the top docs and will refer your q to the appropriate ones. Expect to see more ans ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
They are: A new onset of floaters in the vision, flashes of light and/or the appearance of a curtain or veil in the peripheral vision. Occasionally a retinal d ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Usually not though!

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