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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?

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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What type of accidents can cause retinal detachment?

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

No: This is mild elevation. I suggest returning to your ophthalmologist to recheck this pressure in six months to a year. ...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 else causes glaucoma besides the intraocular pressure?

What else causes glaucoma besides the intraocular pressure?

Great question : We know high IOP is the biggest risk factor, but other than that, genetics, aging, certain ethnicity (African American, Latino, Asian), thin corneas, high myopia, migraine, raynauds, systemic hyper- or hypotension, diabetes, chronic corticosteroids, eye injury, inflammation, & probably many more (yet to be determined) factors. Early detection w/ a comprehensive eye examination beginning under 40. ...Read more

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

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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Is it possible that alohol cause retinal detachment?

No: I know of no direct relationship between the two. Perhaps other doc's will weigh in on your question. ...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

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

Retinal detachment is also known as Detached retina. This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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