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Does elevated intraocular pressure cause retinal detachment?

Does elevated intraocular pressure cause retinal detachment?

No: These are two unrelated conditions. Elevated pressure in the eye can cause permanent blindness, but does not in any way cause the retina to detach. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

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


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Can an increase in eye pressure lead to retinal detachment?

Can an increase in eye pressure lead to retinal detachment?

No: Retinal detachment and glaucoma are independent variables. Neither causes the other. In the course of evaluation for suspected retinal detachment, the eye pressure is always measured so sometimes glaucoma will be detected by the retinal surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See Eye MD: There are many treatment possibilities for a blind, painful eye. An ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Could retinal detachment be caused by severe myopia?

Could retinal detachment be caused by severe myopia?

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 more

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Is it possible for a retinal detachment to cause excess light sensitivity?

It can : Rarely photophobia (light sensitivity) can we caused by retinal detachment surgery. The other reason is that you may a cataract that maybe causing this as well. ...Read more

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Could total blindness caused by retinal detachment be treated so that vision can be regained?

Could total blindness caused by retinal detachment be treated so that vision can be regained?

Unlikely: Current medical knowledge cannot improve upon this situation . The optic nerves in your eyes perhaps are fine and work is being done on photoelectric devices to give a little vision in this situation. Stem cells may help also in the future. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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Retinal detachment. Does it cause blindness? How do you know if you are at risk of it? Does the correct itself?

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 more

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Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

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 more

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Can a headache cause a high intraocular pressure reading?

Can a headache cause a high intraocular pressure reading?

Yes but: most likely the high pressure reading is causing the headache i am sure if you have either you are under the care of either an eye surgeon or your local doctor either way keep in touch with your doctor ...Read more

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How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure? I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure?  I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

Glaucoma: Carbidopa/levodopa are contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it may result in acute intraocular pressure rise. In people with open angle glaucoma, intraocular pressure should be monitored carefully. ...Read more

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Ok to take an SSRI (Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg) with history of elevated intraocular pressure and 'glaucoma suspect' status? Thanks

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

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What type of accidents can cause retinal detachment?

Sudden acceleration: Any sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head or significant change in intraocular pressure or penetration of the globe can cause retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Why retinal detachment causes curtain effect from top down of vision?

Location: the visual defect produced by a retinal detachment depends on the location of the detachment ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? i have very thin retinas and was just wondering if i could lift weights or not?

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

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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?

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?

UV protection: UV protection is generally recommended for macular degeneration. PC or mobile use has not been associated with any retinal damage to date. An eye doctor will let you know if eye vitamins are beneficial, which depends on the severity of the degeneration. Take care. ...Read more

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Which type of accidents can cause retinal detachment in both eyes?

Which type of accidents can cause retinal detachment in both eyes?

Traumatic Injuries: Severe blunt or penetrating injuries can cause bilateral retinal detachments. Accidents that involve sudden deceleration such as an mva or bunge jumping can also cause the retina to detach. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for diabetic retinopathy to cause retinal detachment?

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 more

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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?

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

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Should I be worried if intraocular pressure elevated at 22 mm hg?

Should I be worried if intraocular pressure elevated at 22 mm hg?

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 more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

When the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more