Top
20
Doctor insights on: Retina

Share
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
3 Doctors shared insights

Retina (Overview)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we call vision. Preyty nifty.


1

1
What are some signs that my retinas are detaching?

What are some signs that my retinas are detaching?

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 detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina.

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
3 Doctors shared insights

Retina (Overview)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we call vision. Preyty nifty.


3

3
What is torn retina?

A hole: A torn retina increase ones risk for retinal detachment which is a sight threatening condition of not repaired. A tear can usually be treated with laser in the office lasting a few minutes.

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Symptoms of torn retina?

Symptoms of torn retina?

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 vitreous gel at the back of the eye. Some may note a curtain over a peripheral part of the vision. All these call for an immediate dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist.

5

5
Causes of retina detachment?

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 in one or more places, fluid may pass through, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, causing it to detach. Some risk factors for detachment are: nearsightedness, trauma to the eye or a family history of retinal detachment.

6

6
What causes retina detachment?

Many things...: Trauma, retinal tears, genetic predisposition, prematurity, retinal thinning and lattice formation, any type of intraocular surgery, diabetes and more.

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How do you repair a damaged retina?

How do you repair a damaged retina?

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 vision loss. Not every detachment is the same. Some retinal detachments can be fixed with an in-office procedure. Don't delay!

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is done for a elevated retina?

Elevated retina: The treatment depends on the cause of the elevated retina. Discuss your options with your ophthalmologist.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How does a tear in the retina occur?

How does a tear in the retina occur?

In several ways: Retinal tears occur due to pulling of gel like structure called vitreous in the eye. Near sightedness, family history, injuries to eye can lead to tears in retina. Sometines retinal tears can progress to retinal detachment with significant vision problems. Some patients needs treatment to prevent retinal detachment. Needs examination by retinal specialist.

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What is best retina 0025% or 00.50%?

Please clarify: This question does not really make sense. Can you please clarify?

12

12
What does thinning of the retina mean?

Possible future tear: Thinning of the retina may refer to changes that can occur, usually at the peripheral edges. Sometimes thinning refers to lattice degeneration which is quite common. Lattice and retinal thinning are risk factors for retinal detachment. Though not necessarily lasered, it is good to monitor and follow these areas of thinning. Laser can be applied when a tear forms. This will prevent detachment.

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Could cone cells migrate in the retina?

No: Cones are the receptors which are involved in fine detail and colored vision. They are fixed in place and in fact that fixation is why vision can be so precise. Migration would affect this profoundly and so the body does not allow this either functionally or mechanically.

14

14
How can I tell if my retina is detached?

See ophthalmologist: Best way to know whether or not retina is detached is to have exam by an ophthalmologist.

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How is thickening of the retina treated?

Macular edema: Thickening of the retina can happen from different causes, including diabetes, vein occlusions, among other causes. Treatment varies based on underlying cause/severity.

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Will my retinas be damaged by mydriasis?

Will my retinas be damaged by mydriasis?

No: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be caused by eyedrops administered at the doctor's office or as the result of disease or injury. Although the pupil helps to control the amount of light entering the eye, it affords little help in protecting the eye from the light. Sunglasses will help reduce the intensity of the light and will add another layer of protection against uv damage.

17

17
How come a retina is completely detached?

Usually a tear: Retinal detachments can be fixed with surgery with significant return in vision. See a retinologist ASAP.

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Can cone cells migrate inside the retina?

NO: The rods and the cones - the light receptors in the retina are in fixed positions and do not migrate.

19

19
Hole in retina, what things can I not do?

Depends where: Holes in retina come on certain locations and specific circumstances. If the hole is on the macula, surgery is advisable. If the holes are actually peripheral tears of the retina laser or cryogenic surgery is appropriate to try and prevent retinal detachment. If the holes are atrophic or part of lattice degeneration they can usually be observed without treatment. See a retina specialist!

20

20
How to know if I have a retina detachment?

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 eye only. Risk factors include higher degrees of myopia, trauma, intraocular surgery and conditions like diabetes. If you have any of these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation.