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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 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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Depends: Usually though, it can progress quickly (hours to days). ...Read more
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 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
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Following retinal detachment surgery, my central vision is now pinched. Will this improve over time?
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 more
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?
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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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 more
My son 5 years and5 monthe his right eye is lost his vision doctors days total retinal detachment is the reason is there any possibility to recover hi?
Depends: If the detachment (RD) is recent, a retinal specialist might be able to help. But if it has been present for over 2 months, then there is nothing that can be done. ...Read more
I have a history of a retinal detachment and has had constant severe blurred vision in the same eye. Should I worry?
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
In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only
Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: You may have new/worse symptoms like flashes, floaters, or partial obstruction of your vision (like a veil or curtain). The only way to know is to have a dilated retinal exam. A retina specialist is required to repair a retinal detachment. If you think you may have one, you must go immediately to the eye doctor. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?
Don't Delay: 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. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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