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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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 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
Something just caught my eye on screen but with a eye test, they could tell if a detached retina was starting right?
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
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
Diagnosed by exam: Each of these need extensive exam, follow-up and treatment. Books are written on each subject. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Possible, but unlikely. If your head movements are extreme during vomiting, it is possible. ...Read more
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
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
What if I have fluid behind the retina from several holes, should I stop exercising? I want to know id its safe I don't want to get a detached retina.
Do nothing: C ur ophthalmologist, only he/her can advise u.In the meantime don't exert ur self @ all. ...Read more
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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