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Is having headache pain above one eye a sign of retinal detachment?

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 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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For the experts - might the look of smoke in front of your eye be a sign of retinal detachment?

For the experts - might the look of smoke in front of your eye be a sign of retinal detachment?

Prob not: Smoke is more likely to be blood in the vitreous or vitreous floaters, although either can occur along with a retinal detachment. Go see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist). ...Read more

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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

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With retinal detachment, are the signs a temporary blindness in the eye with flashing?

With retinal detachment, are the signs a temporary blindness in the eye with flashing?

Could be: The symptoms you describe could be from a retinal detachment. If this condition is suspected, you should be evaluated immediately by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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After retinal detachment eye colour has now changed, is that normal?

After retinal detachment eye colour has now changed, is that normal?

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

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My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?

My eye vision is negative 9 is that means that i may have retinal detachment or any complications in the futur?

Your risk: Is increased because the nearsightedness, but this does not mean that you will have this problem. Certainly if you have symptoms such as floaters, flashes or a change in vision, you should get your eyes examined. ...Read more

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I had retinal detachment in both eyes. Will I also develop cataracts?

I had retinal detachment in both eyes. Will I also develop cataracts?

Not necessarily: If the retinal detachment was repaired with a para plana vitrectomy, then there is a greater chance of developing a cataract. If however it was only lasered or a buckle was used, then the risk of cataract formation is not necessarily higher. ...Read more

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Why do you need a patch for both eyes after retinal detachment surgery?

Why do you need a patch for both eyes after retinal detachment surgery?

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 more

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Retinal detachment/ is this a possibility if old tear and evolving pvd in that eye?

Retinal detachment/ is this a possibility if old tear and evolving pvd in that eye?

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 more

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Is eye flashes from retinal detachment more visible when in dark room or when you look at the bright sky?

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

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Supposing that i just have eye floaters does that mean I have a retinal detachment?

Supposing that i just have eye floaters does that mean I have a retinal detachment?

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 more

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Retinal detachment eye colour has now changed, should I be concerned?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


Dr. John Landi
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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