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Does Elevated Intraocular Pressure Cause Retinal Detachment
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
My blind eye has detached retina there is a lot of pain in my head an pressure in eye it feels like it will explode what should I do?
Yes: The retina of a myopic person tends to be thinner and thus more easily torn or detached. Myopic eyes tend to have a higher chance of retinal pathology, like lattice degeneration or atrophic retinal holes, that also put them at risk. So myopia is really a risk factor rather than a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinal detachment. Does it cause blindness? How do you know if you are at risk of it? Does the correct itself?
Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vision loss. Not every detachment is the same. Some retinal detachments can be fixed with an in-office procedure. Don't delay! The only way to tell is if you have symptoms, flashing lights or new floaters, and to see an Eye MD for examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure? I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?
Ok to take an SSRI (Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg) with history of elevated intraocular pressure and 'glaucoma suspect' status? Thanks
Best ask Eye Dr.: The provider assessing your eye issues is the best by far to ask about this. It's very good that you are thinking of it before doing it. We wish more folks would! With so many on SSRIs now, they must have had experience with the impact on such eye issues. Good luck w/ finding the best views on this. ...Read more
Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? i have very thin retinas and was just wondering if i could lift weights or not?
Retinal damage: Only your ophthalmologist knows for sure. I hope you are seeing a retinal specialist as well to follow your retinal condition. Because yes, in the right circumstances, a retinal detachment could occur with weight lifting. You need to be cleared by your eye doc before embarking on this activity. ...Read more
Are there any environmental factors that could worsen or cause macular generation/retinal detachment? Is mobile phone use in dark one of them? PC use?
Rarely occurs: Most cases, retinopathy does not cause detachment. This happens usually when the diabetic retinopathy is so severe that hemorrhage and scarring develop that causes the retina to be pulled up with the scar tissue. By then, patients will usually have been followed by a retinal specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had 3 retinal detachment surgeries in the past year and regularly use cannabis. Could cannabis use and its IOP lowering effects also cause PVD?
Not from cannabis: The posterior vitreous detachment would be related to the retinal detachment surgery in the same eye. If the PVD is in the other eye it may be related to myopia. High myopia is associated with retinal detachment and PVD. I stongly suggest you be examined by your ophthalmologist to rule out a PVD related retinal tear. None of this is related to cannabis use. ...Read more
Normal IOP 10-20: Intraocular pressure (aka IOP) usually runs between approximately 10 and 20 mm Hg. It is frequently elevated in glaucoma, although not always. A pressure of 22 is elevated, although like with blood pressure there can be fluctuations. If you have no family history of glaucoma, I would recommend a recheck in 6 months. If you do have a history, I would have it rechecked in 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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