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Is Having Headache Pain Above One Eye A Sign Of Retinal Detachment
No pain with RD: 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
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
Does retinal detachment in one eye directly CAUSE the other eye to become more likely to detach, or is it just that the risk is statistically greater?
Retinal detachement: Makes risk to other eye greater but no guarantee. Statistics apply to the population but are not very useful in the individual. Will depend on what the cause of the first one was. Discuss with your eye Dr who can give you better odds as they know you best. For example age and blood pressure may increase risk and they can work with you to calculate your risk and then discuss best prevention. ...Read more
What r the symptoms early stage signs of retinal detachment and retinal tears?Eye floaters natural solution any food diet plan to get rid of it?Thnx
Floaters, flashes: Retinal detachment releases blood elements into the visual axis -you will see many floaters - and jiggles the retinal -this stimulus creates light flashing or light streaks - and as it progresses you may see greying out or blockage of the vision. When these occur suddenly especially after trauma, see an ophthalmologist right away. This is a mechanical event -no natural remedies exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only
Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does the other eye of a patient who had retinal detachment sometimes detach after many years/decades? Aren't PVDs usually only a few years apart?
Genetics : RD in other eye is at increased risk likely from genetic predisposition but depends on many factors: how long is eyeball, PVD present, etc. ...Read more
I am a -5.75 in both eyes. I don't know what is considered severe but just out of curiousness. Should i be worried about retinal detachment later in life?
Higher Risk: Being that near-sighted does pose a higher risk of retinal detachment than someone without near-sightedness. Nonetheless, the risk is still very low. The best way to address this concern is to get an annual dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist to check for any signs that could predispose to a retinal detachment, such as lattice degeneration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: The eye color can change from a cloudy cornea, from corneal swelling after surgery or from iris color change. Iris color is a function of the amount of pigment, blood and nerve supply. Trauma and inflammation, injury and surgery and diseases that damage or diminish nerve supply can cause iris color to change. Pigment can be lost during surgery and make the iris color lighter. ...Read more
My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?
Limits eye movement: Your doctor may have patched both eyes so that you don't move your eyes. Depending on the situation, your doctor may have bilaterally patched you because both eyes move when you try to only move one eye. This type of patching is very uncommon nowadays. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Absolutely. Yes. : Although more likely with a recent or fresh tear, a retinal detachment can occur with any tear, particularly in the process of developing a PVD or posterior vitreous detachment. The PVD is a consequence of vitreous separation and liquefaction. In is a natural process. A laser treatment will substantially reduce the risk of a detachment. If the old tear is pigmented well, then no laser needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is eye flashes from retinal detachment more visible when in dark room or when you look at the bright sky?
Flashes of light: Flashes from a retinal tear or detachment are generally more visible in darker environments. This is an eye emergency especially if associated with floaters. Migraines can also cause fairly distinct eye flashes that last from a minute or two to 30 min and are evident in both well lit and dark environments. ...Read more
Unlikely : Floaters in the eye have several causes. The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and eye exam is advisable. In both of these situations, the floaters persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult your surgeon: If you had to have retinal detachment surgery there may be changes in the color of the eye, both internally and externally. However, it might be reasonable to ask the operating retinal surgeon, or a general ophthalmologist that you see, to be sure it is not related to a problem with an encircling band or buckle that is sometimes used with this surgery. ...Read more
See a retina doctor: You need to see a retinal surgeon, sooner rather than later. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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