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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Detached Retina

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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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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What care should a patient receive after photocoagulation therapy on a detached retina?

What care should a patient receive after photocoagulation therapy on a detached retina?

Detached retina: Once the retina is attached, follow the instructions from your retina doctor. Sometimes, the head needs to be positioned a certain way for a period of time after surgery to optimize healing. Do not resume vigorous activity until your doctor gives you the ok. ...Read more

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Does vision usually come back with treatment for retinal detachment?

Does vision usually come back with treatment for retinal detachment?

Retinal detachment: Retinal detachment is a medical emergency . Vision can return if surgery is done within hours to days of the onset .Also depends on which area detached. Sometimes healing can take months http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/retinal-detachment/basics/coping-support/con-20022595 https://nei.nih.gov/health/retinaldetach/retinaldetach ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a retinal detachment?

What is the treatment for a retinal detachment?

Depends: Depends on the extent of the retinal detachment. Sometimes treatment is done in the office with laser, freezing treatment (cryoretinopexy), and/or gas injection. Sometimes treatment is done in the operating room with vitrectomy, scleral buckle, and/or gas/oil bubble injection. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the treatment for retinal detachment?

Please advise what is the treatment for retinal detachment?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent treatment to having a retinal detachment fixed?

Is there a permanent treatment to having a retinal detachment fixed?

Usually.: Retinal detachment surgery creates a permanent fix in more about 90% of cases with one operation. Additional surgery may be needed if complications occur. ...Read more

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If I am diagnosed with retinal detachment what are the treatment options?

If I am diagnosed with retinal detachment what are the treatment options?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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For how long would it be till i lose vision with retinal detachment without treatment?

For how long would it be till i lose vision with retinal detachment without treatment?

Depends...: There are several types of retinal detachment, and they are called rhegmatogenous, serous and tractional. Each has it's own causes. The most common type is the rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, and they can progress quite rapidly, depending on where the tear in theretina is, how nearsighted the patient is, and other factors. Bottom line: seek and follow the advice of a retina specialist. ...Read more

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When will lattice degeneration progress to retinal detachment? What are the treatment options?

Perhaps never: Lattice degeneration lesions are considered by some to have increased risk of retinal tear and detachment. However, it is not clearly established that such an association exists. Many practitioners treat lattice degeneration only if the fellow eye has had a retinal tear or detachment. There is no 'intrinsic expectation' that an eye with lattice would have a retinal detachment. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

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