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Causes Of Detached Retina
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
None: These are mechanical and structural events usually preceded by straining or anatomical problems. No medication will cause them but some can ease the pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Loss of Vision: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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