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Retinal tear prognosis

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends on cause : The problem with answering this question, is knowing what the cause of the week retina is. Many causes may never affect your vision at all. Some of th... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
See below: New/worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil in one's vision) are symptoms. Rarely it can occur w... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Visual changes: When the retina tears (usually leading to retinal detachment) you will experience light flashes and streaks even with the eyes shut, large quantities ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Retinal tear: If the retinal tear is recent, you should take it easy until your eye doctor confirms that the laser treatment was adequate. After that, there is no ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Flashes and floaters: The warning signs for a retinal tear are flashes of light (like a streak of lightening) and a sudden increase in floaters. This needs to be checked a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Fairly rare: Do you have symptoms suggestive of a retinal tear or detachment? If so, get a complete eye exam immediately to rule these out. Symptoms include a new ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
It Depends: Flashes and floaters are the most common symptoms of a retinal tear. A retinal tear, however, may be completely asymptomatic. We recommend to pa... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Retinal tear: Dont wait. Go to the er , where there is usually an ophthamologist on call.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
See below: Only the small minority of retinal tears do not lead to retinal detachment. You need to see a retina specialist right away to determine if your retina... Read More
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