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Can you get a possible detached retina from being hit in the head?

Can you get a possible detached retina from being hit in the head?

Trauma: Yes, depending of the severity of a trauma to the head, it can lead to a retinal tear and detachment. ...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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How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!

How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!

Pretty hard.: But if a diabetic it certainly can occur spontaneously. New flckers of light or new changes in vision would require an exam by an opthalmologist. ...Read more

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My blind eye has detached retina there is a lot of pain in my head an pressure in eye it feels like it will explode what should I do?

My blind eye has detached retina there is a lot of pain in my head an pressure in eye it feels like it will explode what should I do?

See Eye MD: There are many treatment possibilities for a blind, painful eye. An ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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If I am bulemic can I get detached retina from puking?

If I am bulemic can I get detached retina from puking?

Not likely: Possible, but unlikely. If your head movements are extreme during vomiting, it is possible. ...Read more

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After surgery for a detached retina, my vision is coming back but it is still distorted. Will it continue to get better?

Distortion after RD: Following repair of retinal detachment, distortion during the healing process can also indicate swelling of the retina (macular edema) or abnormal healing of the retina. Sometimes scar tissue can form on the macula creating distortion. A test called oct (optical coherence tomography) is useful in analyzing the macula for causes of distortion. Discuss with your retinal specialist. ...Read more

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How long did it take you to get your vision back after a detached retina surgery?

How long did it take you to get your vision back after a detached retina surgery?

It Depends: Retinal detachment surgery can involve a range of surgical techniques from an office procedure to operative surgery. Typical recovery ranges from 2 to 6 weeks depending on whether gas or oil was used in the surgery. It may take months for the vision to recovery optimally, depending on the type of detachment that occurred. It is best to follow the surgeon's guidelines. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get my eyes to look normal again (no droopy or swollen eyes) after detached retina surgery?

Depends. : It depends on how extensive your surgery was. If a buckle and vitrectomy were done, it can talk a while. That means up to a few months for the eye to look normal again. It is common for the eyelid to be a little droopy after any type of eye surgery. This may or may not recover totally. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia 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