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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Overview)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid). The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of the eye and injuries.


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What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

None: Retinal detachment is an urgent and visually threatening lifting off of the retina from its moorings in the back of the eye. There are no home remedies for this, no herbals, no physical things you can do. You need ophthalmologic evaluation immediately and if detachment is present some form of laser or operative surgery is the only thing to save your eye and vision. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Godley
178 Doctors shared insights

Detached Retina (Overview)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid). The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of the eye and injuries.


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What are the symptoms of detached retina I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of detached retina I should be looking for?

Typical triad: Flashes, floaters, and a shade/curtain advancing over the vision. Usually little lightning bolts indicate some kind of traction on the retina, the release of tons of new floaters from retinal disruption, and the peripheral decrease progressively indicates the retina detaching slowly. Check vision one eye at a time, if worried, have it checked out by a dilated exam with an eye specialist. ...Read more

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What are the visual signs of someone with a detached retina?

See below: Floaters in your vision and/or flashing lights in your vision and/or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or veil). See an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist, immediately. ...Read more

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Friend on facebook just diagnosed with detached retina. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Friend on facebook just diagnosed with detached retina. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Detached retina: This is the term for the lifting off of the retina, the light sensory part of the back of the eye, from its attachment to blood supply and supporting membranes in the back of the eye. This may happen from trauma, previous eye surgery and also spontaneously. This is an urgent situation, sight threatening which requires an ophthalmologist to evaluate immediately. ...Read more

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What kind of test is required to determine if you have a detached retina?

What kind of test is required to determine if you have a detached retina?

Expert exam critical: A careful dilated exam by a qualified ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will likely yield the diagnosis. If there is also vitreous blood or significant cataract, the retinal specialist will also use a B scan ultrasound to know for sure ...Read more

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How would I know if I have a detached retina?

How would I know if I have a detached retina?

Vision loss, floater: The classic symptoms of retinal detachment are a large number of floaters and sparks in front of one or both of the eyes, as well as sudden and painless vision loss. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, see an eye doctor immediately. There is a better chance of regaining your sight if it is treated within 2 days of onset. ...Read more

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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina.
Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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If you see images of your blood vessels when they shine light does that mean detached retina?

No, it is normal: Seeing blood vessels is a normal sensation during examination with an indirect ophthalmoscope. It does not mean that the retina is detached. ...Read more

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How does an eye doctor treat and diagnose someone with cataracts, glaucoma, or detached retina?

How does an eye doctor treat and diagnose someone with cataracts, glaucoma, or detached retina?

Diagnosed by exam: Each of these need extensive exam, follow-up and treatment. Books are written on each subject. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a detached retina on the lower part of the eye?

What are treatment options for a detached retina on the lower part of the eye?

Surgery: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. When the retina separates like this vision is impaired. Depending on the location and size of the detachment, it can be treated with an in office procedure, called pneumatic retinopexy, or it can be done in the or with vitrectomy and or scleral buckle. Gas or oil may also be used. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms early stage signs of retinal detachment and retinal tears? Eye floaters natural solution any food diet plan to get rid of it? Thnx

Floaters, flashes: Retinal detachment releases blood elements into the visual axis -you will see many floaters - and jiggles the retinal -this stimulus creates light flashing or light streaks - and as it progresses you may see greying out or blockage of the vision. When these occur suddenly especially after trauma, see an ophthalmologist right away. This is a mechanical event -no natural remedies exist. ...Read more

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I had a detached retina repaired with a gas bubble in august and I am pregnant. Will I be at any risk giving birth in febuary?

Maybe. Get exam.: If you had a detachment, it's not a bad idea to be re-examined to see if there are any tears that could be treated. Laser for retinal tears is safe during pregnancy. The exam can provide reassurance even if there are no tears. If the detachment is stable and there are no new breaks, chances are your retina will be fine. Get another exam after delivery and you will be in great shape. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm scared of getting a retinal detachment! How can I prevent this?

I'm scared of getting a retinal detachment! How can I prevent this?

Many ways.: 1. Get regular eye exams with dilation.
2. Know the warning signs of rd including flashes, floaters, curtains, shadows.
3. Ask about family history of rd
4. If you have tears in the retina, get them lasered.
5. Wear protective eyewear for sports, contact sports. ...Read more

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What must I avoid after a detached retina?

Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. Most sports are ok, too. I would avoid sports where you are going to get hit in the face or eye, like boxing. If you are an avid basketball, football, or soccer player, you may wish to wear eye protection. ...Read more

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What is a detached retina?

What is a detached retina?

Loss of Vision: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. When the retina separates like this vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a detached retina serious?

Yes: A retinal detachment is a serious and potentially blinding problem. However, if detected early surgical repair in competent hands is about 85-90% successful with the first surgery. Even if the macula is detached, vision can be good following repair, but is never as good as before. If the macula detaches, surgical repair within 10-14 days results in the best visual acuity results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about detached retina?

Yes.: It is a very bad diagnosis. It could lead to blindness. It can be repaired if detected in time. It can be detected by a dilated retinal examination of the eyes. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of detached retina bad?

Don't ignore: Symptoms of retinal detachment include flashes and floaters, blurred side vision, and eventually blurred or bad central vision. Patients wit new onset of any of these symptoms should seek get an evaluation as soon as possible! ...Read more

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What would you see with detached retina?

What would you see with detached retina?

Vision loss: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. As the retina separates like this, vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can a person heal a detached retina?

How can a person heal a detached retina?

Surgery: This requires a surgical procedure by a retinal specialist in the office or in the operating room. ...Read more

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What must I avoid after a detached retina?

Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. Most sports are ok, too. I would avoid sports where you are going to get hit in the face or eye, like boxing. If you are an avid basketball, football, or soccer player, you may wish to wear eye protection. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have a detached retina?

Vision loss, floater: The classic symptoms of retinal detachment are a large number of floaters and sparks in front of one or both of the eyes, as well as sudden and painless vision loss. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, see an eye doctor immediately. There is a better chance of regaining your sight if it is treated within 2 days of onset. ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

None: Retinal detachment is an urgent and visually threatening lifting off of the retina from its moorings in the back of the eye. There are no home remedies for this, no herbals, no physical things you can do. You need ophthalmologic evaluation immediately and if detachment is present some form of laser or operative surgery is the only thing to save your eye and vision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: detached retina?

Retinal detachment: The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision.
If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid). The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of the eye and injuries. ...Read more

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What are the visual signs of someone with a detached retina?

See below: Floaters in your vision and/or flashing lights in your vision and/or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or veil). See an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist, immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of detached retina I should be looking for?

Typical triad: Flashes, floaters, and a shade/curtain advancing over the vision. Usually little lightning bolts indicate some kind of traction on the retina, the release of tons of new floaters from retinal disruption, and the peripheral decrease progressively indicates the retina detaching slowly. Check vision one eye at a time, if worried, have it checked out by a dilated exam with an eye specialist. ...Read more

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What kind of test is required to determine if you have a detached retina?

Expert exam critical: A careful dilated exam by a qualified ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will likely yield the diagnosis. If there is also vitreous blood or significant cataract, the retinal specialist will also use a B scan ultrasound to know for sure ...Read more

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How much time could a person have a detached retina before noticing that they had?

It varies: It could be as little as hours. If a person does not cover their "good" eye, they may never notice that the "bad" eye has a retinal detachment/vision changes. ...Read more

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Friend on facebook just diagnosed with detached retina. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Detached retina: This is the term for the lifting off of the retina, the light sensory part of the back of the eye, from its attachment to blood supply and supporting membranes in the back of the eye. This may happen from trauma, previous eye surgery and also spontaneously. This is an urgent situation, sight threatening which requires an ophthalmologist to evaluate immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Retina (Definition)

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
203 Doctors shared insights

Retinal Detachment (Definition)

When the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more