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what will happen with an untreated retinal lession

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Not sure what you mean by change? But retinal detachment left untreated can lead to blindness and or pthisis (shutting down of the eye and shrinkage) ... Read More
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
3 types of this:: Rhegmatogenous (from retinal tears) and tractional retinal detachments (from scar tissue) can cause loss of vision and perhaps of the eye. Serous reti ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: The retina is on the inside of the eyeball. It is the lining on the inside. An envelope would be on the outside of the eyeball. The eyeball is very st ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: Ryan's retina is old text on this. It is three volumes and does not cover every thing.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Black curtain.: If the retina detaches from the back of the eye, you will see a black curtain or veil in the area that the retina is detached. If left untreated the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Retinal detachment : Due to a hole or "rhegmatogenous rd" can happen spontaneously when the vitreous separates from the retina. This can occur as a result of natural agin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
29 years experience Ophthalmology
A retinal tear: Progressing to detachment can evolve over minutes to months. The process is influenced by many variables (i.e. Amount of vitreous traction, size of te ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Retinal holes: Retinal holes can either be observed or lasered. If the retinal hole is low risk, they are observed. If high risk (symptomatic, high near-sightednes ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Gee
15 years experience Retinal Surgery
Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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