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Any advice for someone with vistreous detachment /retinal detachment?

Any advice for someone with vistreous detachment /retinal detachment?

It depends: Vitreous detachment and retinal detachment are two very different entities. A vitreous detachment is an age-related breakdown of the jelly-like gel in the back of the eye. This is a normal process that can lead to floaters. It can also lead to a retinal tear and detachment. A retinal detachment is more ominous and can lead to vison loss. Best advice is to seek care from a retina specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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I was diagnosed with vitreous detachment and retinal detachment. Help me please?

I was diagnosed with vitreous detachment and retinal detachment. Help me please?

Vitreous detachment: Is normal as we age and doesn't require treatment. Retinal detachment (rd) on the other hand can lead to complete loss of vision in the eye and is not normal. If you feel that you have an rd then usually some type of treatment is advisable to repair it or prevent it from getting worse. I would discuss with your doctor right away since an rd can cause permanent loss of vision. ...Read more

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What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

Retinal disorders: Are voluminous and would take pages to list and volumes to describe. In general though, they can be broken up by age, etiology (cause) and which portion of the retina they can affect. Each of the conditions you listed require a different approach and more importantly urgency in diagnosis and/or treatment. Please see your retina specialist who can distinguish these conditions of you. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms early stage signs of retinal detachment and retinal tears? Eye floaters natural solution any food diet plan to get rid of it? Thnx

Floaters, flashes: Retinal detachment releases blood elements into the visual axis -you will see many floaters - and jiggles the retinal -this stimulus creates light flashing or light streaks - and as it progresses you may see greying out or blockage of the vision. When these occur suddenly especially after trauma, see an ophthalmologist right away. This is a mechanical event -no natural remedies exist. ...Read more

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How serious are retinal detachments?

How serious are retinal detachments?

Very serious: You can permanently lose vision because of a retinal detachment. A vitreoretinal surgeon is required to treat this. ...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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I'm wondering are hyperopes at risk for retinal detachments, pvds, etc?

Less common: No one is immune from retinal detachment but spontaneous detachment is more common in myopes. The incidence after trauma or eye surgery is the same in all refractive groups. ...Read more

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What is retinal detachment?

What is 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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What's a retinal detachment?

What's a retinal detachment?

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 more

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How is retinal detachment treated?

Variety of ways: Depending upon the location and extent of the break the following techniques may be employed: laser, gas injection, encircling retinal buckle, vitrectomy, cryo freezing of the tear. Your retinal surgeon will determine the best method. ...Read more

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What happens if retinal detachment?

See a retina doctor: The most common cause for a retinal detachment is due to a retinal tear or hole (rhegmatogenous). Less common causes include scar tissue growing on the retina (tractional) or inflammatory fluid collections (serous). Rhegmatogenous detachments are treated surgically, preferably before the central retina (macula) becomes detached, which can lead to a less favorable visual prognosis. ...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 are the signs of retinal detachment?

What are the signs of retinal detachment?

Progressive Loss: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. 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. ...Read more

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Is there a problem with flying and retinal detachments?

Yes if gas bubbles: Avoid flying 4-6 wks, depending on gas bubble type and how long to be reabsorbed after retinal detachment surgery. A detachment can increase in size until treated so long as gravity and eye movement forces pushes more fluid under the retina. ...Read more

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Can carrying heavy objects lead to retinal detachments?

Can carrying heavy objects lead to retinal detachments?

No: Vitreous separation & traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters & hazy vision. Untreated, these tears allow fluid to flow behind the retina amd it falls off the back of your eye-like wallpaper coming off a wall. This causes a veil in your side vision then painless central vision loss. Lifting or straining does not cause these problems. Hitting your head can. ...Read more

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Who gets retinal detachment?

Who gets retinal detachment?

Older Adults Common: Retinal detachment is typically a disorder associated with older adults, usually over 50. It can occur in younger folks due to trauma or genetic conditions. The best way to be sure is to be seen by an ophthalmologist and get a dilated exam of the retina. Common symptoms of retinal detachment are flashing lights and floaters, a dark curtain, and vision loss. Rd is a potentially blinding condition. ...Read more

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Retinal detachment symptoms?

Retinal detachment symptoms?

Progressive Loss: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. 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. ...Read more

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How serious is retinal detachment?

Extremely: Usually this requires an urgent evaluation and treatment by a retina specialist, otherwise you risk rapid permanent loss of vision. ...Read more

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How is retinal detachment diagnosed?

How is retinal detachment diagnosed?

Get Seen: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a retinal detachment?

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

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What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

Flashes and Floaters: The classic visual symptoms of retinal detachment are light flashes, floaters, and loss of vision. Someone who experiences these symptoms should see an ophthalmologist immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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I will have retinal detachment, what to expect?

Improvement: If you have a detachment, you will need laser or operative surgery to fix it. In most cases you can expect improvement in the condition and commonly restoration of vision. Your retinal surgeon can tell ;you your prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to treat a retinal detachment?

Pneumatic Retinopexy: This is an in office procedure that is used for certain types of retinal detachments. Not everyone is a good candidate. It involves laser or cryopexy (freezing) treament to a retinal hole, and injection of a bubble of inert gas. The who process usually takes less than an hour and can be done in the the retina specialist's office. ...Read more

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What is myopic retinal detachment?

What is myopic retinal detachment?

See below: Myopic eyes are longer (axial length) and thus the retina is thinner and potentially more at risk for developing retinal tears and holes that can ultimately lead to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a retinal detachment?

Depends: Depends on the extent of the retinal detachment. Sometimes treatment is done in the office with laser, freezing treatment (cryoretinopexy), and/or gas injection. Sometimes treatment is done in the operating room with vitrectomy, scleral buckle, and/or gas/oil bubble injection. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the treatment for retinal detachment?

Please advise what is the treatment for retinal detachment?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways.

--laser treatment
--pneumatic retinopexy
--scleral buckle
--vitrectomy

the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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Why do you get retinal detachment?

Why do you get retinal detachment?

Often unknown: The majority of retinal detachments happen when the fluids inside the eye shift or shrink inwards, taking a small piece of the retina with it, causing a tear, which then leads to a detachment. This happens without obvious cause, often in middle age. In some cases, the detachment occurs after a trauma like a blow to the head, or eye surgery. Most retinal detachments can be successfully repaired. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for retinal detachment?

Mainly myopia: The single biggest risk factor for developing a retinal detachment is myopia (nearsightedness), esp. If the glasses prescription is stronger than -6.00 diopter (high myopia). Additional risk factors include family history of retinal detachment, history of trauma to an eye, history of eye surgery (intraocular like cataract, vitrectomy etc.) ...Read more

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Is retinal detachment rare at the age of 15?

Is retinal detachment rare at the age of 15?

Seen in Older Adults: Retinal detachment occurs more often as one ages, usually above the 6th decade which is when the vitreous gel begins to collapse. Retinal detachments in teenagers are commonly associated with trauma or hereditary conditions. ...Read more

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