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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Retinal Neovascularization

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

Retinal traction: Most retinal rears are caused by traction on the retina by the vitreous gel, sometimes in association with weaknesses in the retina related to high eye nearsightedness, retinal injuries, old retinal scarring, etc. As the eye ages, the vitreous gel naturally liquifies and detatches from the retina, a posterior retinal detachment. Residual areas of traction can cause retinal tears/detachment. ...Read more

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Causes of retina detachment?

Many possible causes: As we age, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye. If the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina in one or more places, fluid may pass through, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, causing it to detach. Some risk factors for detachment are: nearsightedness, trauma to the eye or a family history of retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What causes retinal disorders?

What causes retinal disorders?

Many things!!!: The most common retinal diseases are macular degeneration (older patients), tears and detachments (extreme nearsightedness) and macular holes and epiretinal membranes. The range of retinal disease is very broad. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment?

What causes retina detachment?

Many things...: Trauma, retinal tears, genetic predisposition, prematurity, retinal thinning and lattice formation, any type of intraocular surgery, diabetes and more. ...Read more

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What are common signs and causes of retinal detachments?

What are common signs and causes of retinal detachments?

See a retina special: New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a retinal detachment. These symptoms require an urgent dilated retinal exam. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation. ...Read more

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What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

What could cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Many things: Retinal lesions can vary from simple and benign pigmented lesions to infections to tumors. Only a complete retinal exam can determine the cause. You might want to see a pediatric ophthalmologist in consultation. ...Read more

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What causes the retina ditach and how to prevent that?

Ophthalmology: While it may happen spontaneously it can happen after an injury to the eye. Eye protection if you are in a situation where injury is possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause corneal neovascularization?

Please tell me what can cause corneal neovascularization?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of this, but by far the most common, is contact lens abuse. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

Viruses, genetics: "intraocular inflammatory disorders encompass a broad spectrum of diseases that are a major cause of severe visual impairment." there are also tumors that can occur...Viruses can cause problems as can mutations, toxins, medications... ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes retinal inflammation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes retinal inflammation?

Many things: There are dozens of causes for retinal inflammation and you would require a thorough eye exam, preferably by a retina or uveitis specialist. It's not really something that can be narrowed down effectively with an online consult. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a torn retina. Can i sit in a sauna or will that cause it to worsen?

I have a torn retina. Can i sit in a sauna or will that cause it to worsen?

Most likely.: It is best to confirm your specific recommendations with your retina specialist or ophthalmologist who diagnosed or treated your condition. If the condition was stable or treated from prior exams, you most likely are ok from sauna use, but in general use caution to avoid any sudden force on the eyes, any significant shaking of the head or eyes, and any rubbing of the eyes. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments(rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more

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What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

What can cause the swelling of the  retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

Retinal nerves: You MUST see your eye specialist soon! Don't worry too much - I have been wearing glasses since I was age 6 - now age 71. It has never been a problem, including year one where I had trouble with 5 pair of glasses. ...Read more

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What are causes for retinal vasculitis?

What are causes for retinal vasculitis?

Need evaluation: Retinal vasculitis implies there is inflammation of the retinal blood vessels and the signs of it are found on retinal exam. Rheumatogic disease, immune diseases, saracoidosis, multiple sclerosis and other rare disorders can all cause it. You need a thorough evaluation by an internist or rheumatologist. Do this soon. Don't wait. ...Read more

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What causes retinal detachment to occur?

What causes retinal detachment to occur?

Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached and vision is lost. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately see an eye md if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes retinal tears and detachments?

Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more