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Can You Regain Vision If You Have Retinal Detachment
Sometimes: Some people gain vision after retinal detachment surgery and some do not. You can not predict which category a patient will fall in to before surgery. Ideally, we like to catch a retinal detachment before it involves the macula (central retina), before one's central vision is affected. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
It is possible: If the retinal detachment has separated the central part of the retina, which is called a macula-off detachment, the prognosis is worse than when it does not. In most cases, if the appropriate surgical care is given in a timely fashion, vison can be regained. It may not return, however, to the level you had before the detachment. Your individual circumstances will determine the outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Retinal detachment: The answer depends on how much of the retina was detached and if thru the macula, as well as how long it was detached and the type of corrective reattachment surgery required. The vitreoretinal surgeon who did the repair can answer this question with better accuracy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Location: The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. How severe the vision loss is depends on where there rd is in the retina and how large it is. Some small detachments may not be symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just finished about 8 hard rounds of boxing/sparring. My vision seems fine, should I continue boxing? Not sure if im risking a retinal detachment?
Unsure: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious!: Sudden vision loss can have many causes, including but not limited to retinal detachment. Until proven otherwise, sudden vision loss is very serious, and should be evaluated urgently. In some cases, usually in older individuals, there is also the risk of also loosing vision in the fellow eye, making this symptom all the more urgent with increasing age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Following retinal detachment surgery, my central vision is now pinched. Will this improve over time?
Maybe: Depends on reversible or irreversible causes. Pinched vision is waviness? Or maybe post retinal surgery with wrinkled retina. If there is heme or swelling in the fovea (macula) that resolves, then vision can improve. If there is scar in the fovea, then the vision won't improved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?
Yes Ocular Migraine : Stress can cause migraine and flashes-scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine symptoms. A typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine has no headache. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities you should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?
Have lattice. 2 days ago had rear end collision in car. Have whiplash. Vision fine but can I have retinal detachment after accident?
In regard to retinal detachment, they speak of a shower of black spots is that like totally obvious? Does it completely obstruct your vision
Not always symptoms: Retinal detachments can occur with or without symptoms. When there are symptoms that you notice, they are obvious, that is why they are noticeable. The most common symptoms of retinal tear or detachment are flashes or new onset floaters, like a shower of black spots. Retinal detachment additionally may have peripheral vision loss that progresses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I still see a black curtain covering part of my vision now after 3 weeks of having vitrectomy with a gas bubble for retinal detachment. Is this bad?
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