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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Flashes & floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sensorineural tissue: The retina lines the inside of the back wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing light, just like film in a camera. The retina converts this l ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience in General Surgery
Flap in back of eye: The retina is the layer of cells that coat the back of your eye and collect light to allow you to see. When the retina becomes torn the layer is eleva ... Read More
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Becker
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinal detachment: Gas bubble with removal of the vitreous (jelly in the eye), scleral buckle, silicone oil, cryo (freezing), laser can all be used in the treatment of r ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Elevated retina: The treatment depends on the cause of the elevated retina. Discuss your options with your ophthalmologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Myopia primary cause: Most commonly due to myopia where the eyeball is longer than usual and stretches the retina until it tears. Can also occur due to a consequence of su ... Read More

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