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Retina detachment

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
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
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Many things...: Trauma, retinal tears, genetic predisposition, prematurity, retinal thinning and lattice formation, any type of intraocular surgery, diabetes and more... Read More
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
NOT common: But...... It varies depending on how near-sighted you are. Highly near-sighted people have increased risk of rd. I do not have solid numbers. I see... Read More
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not: Not common at all. Higher risk if young male with trauma or eye surgery.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Symptoms: Retinal detachment (rd) commonly causes flashing lights in the vision, scores of floaters and rapid changes in the vision. It is almost always in one... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Needs urgent care: Its an eye emergency. The patient needs to see ophthalmologist ASAP. The symptom many floaters, flashes of light associated with partial peripheral ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
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. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Usually treatable: The photoactive retina sits on a nutritional tissue behind it. Detachment occurs when fluid gets between the two and the retina suffers from lack of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
No: The dilated eye exam is necessary to detect retinal detachments. It is uncomfortable due to bright lights needed for the doctor to exam the retina pro... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
2-3 days: But if macula threatened, should be done more urgently.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: The testing of course, is designed to detect this problem with instruments that occasionally are uncomfortable due to the brightness of the light, but... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments(rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repair... Read More

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