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How Does A Retina Get Detached
Painless sight 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 painless, progressive loss or greying; 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: If retinal detachment (RD) involves the macula, there is a higher risk vision may not return to what it was prior to RD or 20/20. Surgery for RDs are needed to give any chance for vision back. Sometimes laser is used. If there is a macular hole, Ocriplasmin may help. More info: [email protected] ...Read more
Depends: Retinal re-attachment surgery is frequently successfuly in early detachments. If the macular area (central vision) is detached the likelihood is less likely for good vision but anatomical re-attachment is commonly achieved. Retinas detached by trauma are less likely to recover good vision than spontaneous detachments. Ask your retinal surgeon about which group is yours. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Hopefully you have been evaluated to be certain there is no underlying retinal detachment. The debris from a vitreous detachment in the absence of a retinal detachment, generally clears up in several weeks but commonly leaves a few spots or strings of stuff that you can see in your vision lasting sometimes for years. ...Read more
It Depends: Retinal detachment surgery can involve a range of surgical techniques from an office procedure to operative surgery. Typical recovery ranges from 2 to 6 weeks depending on whether gas or oil was used in the surgery. It may take months for the vision to recovery optimally, depending on the type of detachment that occurred. It is best to follow the surgeon's guidelines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the technique used to treat it, for example it takes at least 2 weeks for laser treatment to reach maximum strength in adhering the retina, so if an in office procedure was done, this would be the minimum time to heal. More invasive surgeries require longer healing times. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways: Twisting injuries typically cause a meniscus tear. However, as we age, degenerative tears can also occur. Surgery is usually only indicated for acute injuries where the exam, symptoms, and MRI suggest that the meniscus tear is causing pain, or the torn tissue is blocking full range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments(rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more
Symptoms: Retinal detachment (rd) commonly causes flashing lights in the vision, scores of floaters and rapid changes in the vision. It is almost always in one eye only. Risk factors include higher degrees of myopia, trauma, intraocular surgery and conditions like diabetes. If you have any of these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
How long does it take to get my eyes to look normal again (no droopy or swollen eyes) after detached retina surgery?
Depends. : It depends on how extensive your surgery was. If a buckle and vitrectomy were done, it can talk a while. That means up to a few months for the eye to look normal again. It is common for the eyelid to be a little droopy after any type of eye surgery. This may or may not recover totally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few weeks: Blood takes a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more
Variable: Bloodshot eyes will clear at different rates depending upon the cause. Allergic might clear overnight with antiallergic eyedrops, viral infections clear in 3-10 days. Bacterial more rapidly with topical antibiotics. Eyes with subconjunctival hemorrhage might take two weeks to clear out the blood. Alcoholic induced blood shot eyes might clear overnight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know if it is possible to get some kind of lasik eye surgery after having a retina detachment?
Time: Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time. Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Vitrectomy surgery markedly increases the risk of cataract formation and the small but real risk of retinal tear and detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living. ...Read more
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