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Cataract After 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
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
Diagnosed by exam: Each of these need extensive exam, follow-up and treatment. Books are written on each subject. ...Read more
Possible.: Unfortunately, retinal detachment occurs not uncommonly after cataract surgery in about one to two cases per hundred cataract surgeries. Halos can be a function of the intraocular lens that is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery. They can be a function of uncorrected or over corrected refractive error. Also, the condition of the retina is obviously a factor. ...Read more
For someone who had posterior vitreous detachment completed prior to cataract surgery, what is the risk of post-cataract surgery retinal detachment?
Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?
Age Related: All of those conditions are predominantly age related, although all can occur less often in young people. ...Read more
Yes: A retinal detachment is a serious and potentially blinding problem. However, if detected early surgical repair in competent hands is about 85-90% successful with the first surgery. Even if the macula is detached, vision can be good following repair, but is never as good as before. If the macula detaches, surgical repair within 10-14 days results in the best visual acuity results. ...Read more
Vision loss: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. As 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
Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. Most sports are ok, too. I would avoid sports where you are going to get hit in the face or eye, like boxing. If you are an avid basketball, football, or soccer player, you may wish to wear eye protection. ...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 the eye and injuries. ...Read more
Possibly: An MRI is not the best test for an rd and if you are worried about one, please see a retina specialist for an exam. Direct visualization is best method. If you have vitreous hemorrhage then an ultrasound would be indicated. Occasionally, an oct is beneficial to look for shallow fluid. Get an exam! ...Read more
Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
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