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How do you diagnose retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

How do you diagnose  retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

Dilated exam: A dilated eye examination can reveal these problems. Eye drops are used to stop the pupil from constricting when light is shone into them. This helps the doctor get a good view of the entire retina to check for these sorts of problems. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?

If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?

See a retina special: You do have a somewhat increased risk of developing a retinal detachment if you've had a retinal tear (even if it was treated), though you should speak to your retina specialist to gauge your true risk based on your exam. Everyone develops posterior vitreous detachments as we age - that is regardless of having had a tear or not. ...Read more

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If more (enough) vitreous degeneration occurs before pvd, does the vitreous come off easier than usual with lesser risk of retinal tear?

If more (enough) vitreous degeneration occurs before pvd, does the vitreous come off easier than usual with lesser risk of retinal tear?

Not really: The amount of vitreous liquification does not correlate with the risk of retinal tears. The vitreous liquified in or near the center and the collapses on itself and peels off the retinal surface. The tears occur if there is a spot where it is more stuck to the retina. Think perking tape off of paper, the paper may tear where outbid "too" stuck fown during the peeling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an opthalmologist see retinal tears or vitreous detachment with ophthalmoscope?

Can an opthalmologist see retinal tears or vitreous detachment with ophthalmoscope?

Yes: An ophthalmologist, especially a retina specialist, can see these things with an ophthalmoscope and treat them as appropriate. ...Read more

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Can i expect an increase in floaters after undergoing barrage laser procedure for lattice on retina? I mean can the laser cut through the vitreous?

Can i expect an increase in floaters after undergoing barrage laser procedure for lattice on retina? I mean can the laser cut through the vitreous?

Yes: Vitreous separation and vitreous hemorrhage cause vitreous floaters in your vision. This can also result in hazy vision. The laser procedure helps to prevent a tear from occurring at the edge of the lattice degeneration and progressing to a retinal detachment; however it does not resolve the vitreous floaters. The vitreous are unaffected by the laser. ...Read more

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I had laser t/t for retinal tears 2 yr ago. I still see floaters bcoz of vitreous deposits.Can running on treadmill provoke retinal tears again?

Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist or retina specialist is best qualified to answer your question and I think it's important that you check out the possible effects of vigorous exercise on your retina. ...Read more

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I had a retina tear that has been sealed with laser. But since, i bleed in the eye once about every month. Should i get vitreous removal operation ?

I had a retina tear that has been sealed with laser. But since, i bleed in the eye once about every month. Should i get vitreous removal operation ?

A possible issue: In some patients, the vitreous gel creates a retinal tear next to or right through a retinal blood vessel. Even if the tear is sealed well with laser, the gel still remains attached to the flap of the tear and the blood vessel. In some cases, persistent traction creates periodic hemorrhage. While this often decreases with time, surgery may be warranted if recurrent, severe, ; impacting daily life. ...Read more

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Can a vitreous hemorrhage cause flashes with or without retinal tear?

Can a vitreous hemorrhage cause flashes with or without retinal tear?

Yes: An eye doctor, especially a retina specialist, can determine what is going on exactly. If the vitreous hemorrhage is from a posterior vitreous detachment (with or without a retinal tear or detachment), it can occur with flashing lights. ...Read more

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Doc ruled out retinal tear, said full pvd yet to start but there's vitreous detachment(my floaters), what is diff betwn full pvd n vitreous detachment?

Doc ruled out retinal tear, said full pvd yet to start but there's vitreous detachment(my floaters), what is diff betwn full pvd n vitreous detachment?

See below: A partial vitreous detachment occurs before a full PVD does. Once the vitreous separates from the optic nerve and macula, it is considered a pvd. ...Read more

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Is there any drug to reduce vitreo-retinal traction and adhesion? Can they be used during posterior vitreous detachment to prevent retinal tears?

No: In the absence of retinal inflammation or uveitis, there are no oral or topical drugs which decrease vitreo-retinal traction. If their is inflammation in the eye, the cause of this needs to be discovered and treated appropriately. There is no drug that you can take while a posterior vitreal detachment is occurring. You should be checked for the presence of significant retinal breaks. ...Read more

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If posterior vitreous detachment happen in yung high myopic like me without retinal tear, is der a chance of future retinal tear due 2 cataract/glucoma?

If posterior vitreous detachment happen in yung high myopic like me without retinal tear, is der a chance of future retinal tear due 2 cataract/glucoma?

Higher: The risk is probably 10 x greater than a patient without these characteristics. Risk ia about 1/1000 unless you have a family history. Having glaucoma and a cataract do not increase this risk. Having cataract surgery does increase the risk of retinal tears. You should talk your eye md. ...Read more

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I have been told my aquaus vitrous is tearing away from my retina.What are my treatment options?

I have been told my aquaus vitrous is tearing away from my retina.What are my treatment options?

None: This is called a posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied & is pulling away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina & tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment & blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you start to. ...Read more

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Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

Yes: The vitreous jelly that fills the eye and attaches to the back wall of the inside of the eye (the retina) will detach from the retina with age (posterior vitreous detachment). At that time or days/weeks later a retinal tear or detachment may or may not occur as well. The latter conditions require urgent treatment before blindness ensues. A vitreous detachment is not treated. ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence between vitreous & retina?

Different parts : The vitreous is the gel that fills the cavity of the eye behind the lens and iris. The retina is the lining of the back of the eye that contains the rods and cones, the cells that receive light energy and sends it to the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment?

What are the symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment?

Sudden symptoms:: Floaters and blurring for vitreous hemorrhage. For detachment you may or may not also get flashes and/or part of the peripheral vision increasingly being lost. ...Read more

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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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How commonly does someone need a retinal repair surgery after post vitreous detachment.

Retinal tear 7-15%: Pvd itself doesn't require treatment. However 7-15% of symptomatic PVD cases (floaters, flashes, decreased vision) have an associated retinal tear that only an ophthalmologist will be able to detect. Retinal tears need to be repaired to prevent retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about retinal and posterior vitreous detachment?

What can you tell me about retinal and posterior vitreous detachment?

See below: It is difficult to tell whether there is a retinal detachment by the patient him/her self when there are vitreous detachment symptoms. Flashes and floaters are warning signs, but very non-specific. If there is peripheral vision loss that progresses and closes in on central vision, than that is quite likely a retinal detachment. Especially if accompanied or presided by flashes and or floaters. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?

Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?

Loss of vision: If there is inadvertent puncture of the eye during injection. Symptoms would be blurry vision, haze, curtain or shadow. This is a serious complication that can lead to loss of sight. It typically happens in myopic eyes which are longer and with a sharp rather than blunted tip needle. It often requires surgical repair and visual prognosis depends on what areas are damaged. ...Read more

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What is "vitreous base traction" and why do some articles say it can lead to retinal redetachment even after a successful repair by vitrectomy?

Vitreous strands: The vitreous even after vitrectomy , can sometimes form stands and bands which have contractile or elastic properties. These can connect two opposite sites in the back of the eye, one being the retina, and as they contract, they can elevate the retina causing a detachment. This may require further surgery. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 23 male, Diagnosed with Vitreous Degeneration , suffering from floaters, Retina is Healthy with 6/6 vision. Is it common for my age?

Depends: It is rare in 20's but it's more common around 50's. However, younger patient could have vitreous Degenration if they are myopic, history of trauma to the eye or to the head, or history of eye surgery. It could be genetic too. The vitreous ages with time and liquefies and becomes mobile. The changes can cause floater or flashes. If it's a new episode then the person needs eye exam. ...Read more

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I have a posterior vitreous detachment. Will the floaters/blurriness improve with time? What is the likelihood of it becoming a retinal detachment?

vitreous detachment: The fluid that fills the back of the eye ages like everything else. When it detaches, the area that held onto the optic nerve moves in front of the retina casting a shadow that you see as a floater. It has no way of leaving the eye but will gradually move to a less annoying position and you will learn to ignore it, mostly. The risk of retinal tear is 1 in 50; detachment is about 1 in 1000. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks of vitreous detachment, can you still have a detached retina?

After 6 weeks of vitreous detachment, can you still have a detached retina?

Possible: The high risk window for a detachment to occur is about 3 weeks. If you are still having flashing lights or floaters, or develop vision loss six weeks out, get checked by ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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