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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

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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Is it normal to have a cataract on your eye when having a detached retina?

Is it normal to have a cataract on your eye when having a detached retina?

Perhaps: Some techniques used to repair a detached retina can lead to premature cataract. An example surgery is a pars plana vitrectomy where the jelly pulling on the retina (vitreous) is removed from inside the eye. While removing the vitreous may speed up cataract development, we accept this occurence as without an atrached retina, the eye does not see. Cataract surgery may be needed down the road. ...Read more

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If I had a detached retina, would an eye doctor see it?

If I had a detached retina, would an eye doctor see it?

Dilated exam: Yes, a dilated exam of the retina by a qualified ophthalmologist can diagnose the condition. If there is any question, see a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Can a detached retina change your eye if left untreated?

Can a detached retina change your eye if left untreated?

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 retinal detachments are different: they are from tumors, inflammation, congenital defects, vascular disease, etc. You must see a retina specialist to decipher this. ...Read more

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Could my lazy eye due to detached retina be repaired?

Could my lazy eye due to detached retina be repaired?

Yes: If your blind eye is not aligned with the other one, then this can be improved with surgery or with Botox injections. ...Read more

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I think I have a detached retina what do I do? I saw flashing lights I week ago now I have a veil over eye

I think I have a detached retina what do I do? I saw flashing lights I week ago now I have a veil over eye

See an eye doctor: A retinal detachment, if untreated, will lead to permanent loss of vision in the affected eye. Until you can get to the eye doctor, remain still, avoid heavy lifting. Because surgery may be required, you should avoid eating anything. ...Read more

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Light flashes in eye. Can it be anything else but a detached retina?

Light flashes in eye. Can it be anything else but a detached retina?

Yes: There are many retina disorders which can cause flashing lights. The most common one is a posterior vitreous detachment. This symptom is a red flag and you should see an ophthalmologist and have a dilated exam, and if needed, referral to a retina specialist. ...Read more

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I have kaleidescope vision. I'm wondering if it may be a detached retina. I've had a victrectomy. Eye gell replacmnt. Retina tears- fixed w/ laser surg

I have kaleidescope vision. I'm wondering if it may be a detached retina. I've had a victrectomy. Eye gell replacmnt. Retina tears- fixed w/ laser surg

New?: Needs evaluation, it may be from retinal changes but sounds as if maybe a cataract is also a possibility. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?

I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?

Sunglasses…: …are always a good idea when outdoors in sunlight to protect your eyes from uv rays. You want good ones that block both uva & uvb & have lenses that don't distort your vision. Are you under the care of an ophthalmologist? If not, i'd highly advise seeing one for the detached retina problem. ...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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Eye surgery detached retina. Can the sureal buckel be removed. It makes me very near sited?

Eye surgery detached retina. Can the sureal buckel be removed. It makes me very near sited?

Yes.: Adding laser to the peripheral laser a week before the scleral buckle removal minimizes the risk of re-detachment. The buckle element can then be removed. I have done this about a dozen times without a problem. ...Read more

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Hi. I have recently had surgery on my eye as I had a detached retina. I work on the roads so it can be a lot of lifting. What's the recovery time?

Hi. I have recently had surgery on my eye as I had a detached retina. I work on the roads so it can be a lot of lifting. What's the recovery time?

Talk to your surgeon: It depends on the surgery that you had. It also depends on the type of detachment and location of the detachment. I usually tell my patients to plan on at least 1 week off, and sometime it may be longer. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hello my dad just had surgery for a detached retina I have a physical disability, when he recovers can he lift me or will it cause more damage to eye?

Hello my dad just had surgery for a detached retina I have a physical disability, when he recovers can he lift me or will it cause more damage to eye?

Depends: The surgery will re-attach the retina, usually very strongly. Was the detachment spontaneous or related to other surgery on the eye, trauma or diabetes. These may alter the risk of strain from lifting. Check with the retinal surgeon about when this will be safe. ...Read more

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For how long will my eye look droopy or swollen after detached retina surgery?

For how long will my eye look droopy or swollen after detached retina surgery?

See below: It can be days or weeks. If it persists beyond 6 months, and is cosmetically or functionally noticeable, then eyelid surgery can be performed to try to improve it. ...Read more

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How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

Farsighted: Silicone oil induces far sightedness while it is in the eye. This will be reversible when it and when is removed. ...Read more

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Had an eye ultrasound (fine) and an eye exam (fine) due to a nerf gun. But the dr said I still should be worried for 3mths for a detached retina, why?

Had an eye ultrasound (fine) and an eye exam (fine) due to a nerf gun. But the dr said I still should be worried for 3mths for a detached retina, why?

The force of: The hit to the eye transmits energy to all the tissues. Because of the energy there can be a delayed response in form of a retinal detachment. This is very rare but risks are real. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?

I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?

No: Using your eyes to read and study does not increase your chance for retinal detachment. Generic disorders, severe myopia, injury, eye surgery, and probably smoking are among some of the risk factors. ...Read more

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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 the risks of retinal detachment surgery? I have been told by my ophthalmologist that my retina has become detached in my right eye and that unless I have surgery, I could lose my vision. I'm very nervous about having surgery on my eye, and I was

RD surgery risks: Rd surgery risks include recurrent retinal detachment, infection, increase or decrease in eye pressure, cataract, glaucoma, bleeding, loss of vision, need for further surgery, and other problems. If you have an rd, you need to have surgery or you will lose your vision and possibly your eye. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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)

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