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Hello I'm 23. I had retinal detachment surgery approximately 6 months ago. Now can I do heavy lifting, go waterslide or play soccer etc.? Or when can i?

Hello I'm 23. I had retinal detachment surgery approximately 6 months ago. Now can I do heavy lifting, go waterslide or play soccer etc.? Or when can i?

RD: Are you myopic and how myopic are you? Was this your first detachment? Most cases you can go back to normal activities by 6mo but depends on specifics. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Sporting Activities (Definition)

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Can one play sports and excercise with an eye stye?

Can one play sports and excercise with an eye stye?

Yes: A stye is no reason to stop exercising or participating in sports. Try hot compresses several times per day. This is the single best treatment. ...Read more

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What must I avoid after a detached retina?

Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. Most sports are ok, too. I would avoid sports where you are going to get hit in the face or eye, like boxing. If you are an avid basketball, football, or soccer player, you may wish to wear eye protection. ...Read more

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How long did it take you to get your vision back after a detached retina surgery?

How long did it take you to get your vision back after a detached retina surgery?

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 more

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How much time could a person have a detached retina before noticing that they had?

How much time could a person have a detached retina before noticing that they had?

It varies: It could be as little as hours. If a person does not cover their "good" eye, they may never notice that the "bad" eye has a retinal detachment/vision changes. ...Read more

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Can too much computer work cause a detached retina?

Not likely: Computer use may cause eye strain, but it should not lead to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery for a detached retina?

Can you tell me about surgery for a detached retina?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways.

--laser treatment
--pneumatic retinopexy
--scleral buckle
--vitrectomy

The above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a detached retina surgery?

Can you give me more info on a detached retina surgery?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways.

--laser treatment
--pneumatic retinopexy
--scleral buckle
--vitrectomy

The above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a detached retina can I horse ride?

Yes: Once fully recovered from surgery, horse riding should not be a problem in general. Some retinologist may recommend refraining from horse riding for specific reasons. ...Read more

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Is the gas bubble method effective in reattaching a detached retina?

Is the gas bubble method effective in reattaching a detached retina?

Very: Use of a gas bubble to help reattach a detached retina is a common and effective technique. It can be used alone as in a pneumatic retinopexy or along with another surgery called a vitrectomy. So, yes, the gas bubble method is effective as a technique to attach the retina. ...Read more

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What color are the flashing lights from detached retina--orange or yellow?

Interesting question: Flashing lights from a vitreous traction which might lead to a retinal tear or detachment are usually described as white. Orange or red floaters (some describe flashes) may actually be blood from a ruptured vessel due to the traction. The flashes do not necessarily mean you are going to get a detachment. But get an exam! ...Read more

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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina.
Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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I had two catarac surgeries and one detached retina now I see halos around my eyes?

I had two catarac surgeries and one detached retina now I see halos around my eyes?

Possible. : Unfortunately, retinal detachment occurs not uncommonly after cataract surgery in about one to two cases per hundred cataract surgeries. Halos can be a function of the intraocular lens that is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery. They can be a function of uncorrected or over corrected refractive error. Also, the condition of the retina is obviously a factor. ...Read more

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Can an optometrist detect a torn or detached retina when she dilates my eyes for the exam?

Can an optometrist detect a torn or detached retina when she dilates my eyes for the exam?

Most likely: If you feel that they or any eye doctor can not for some reason, then you could get a second opinion with a retina specialist. ...Read more

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I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?

I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?

Sunglasses…: …are always a good idea when outdoors in sunlight to protect your eyes from uv rays. You want good ones that block both uva & uvb & have lenses that don't distort your vision. Are you under the care of an ophthalmologist? If not, I'd highly advise seeing one for the detached retina problem. ...Read more

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How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!

How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!

Pretty hard.: But if a diabetic it certainly can occur spontaneously. New flckers of light or new changes in vision would require an exam by an opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a cataract on your eye when having a detached retina?

Is it normal to have a cataract on your eye when having a detached retina?

Perhaps: Some techniques used to repair a detached retina can lead to premature cataract. An example surgery is a pars plana vitrectomy where the jelly pulling on the retina (vitreous) is removed from inside the eye. While removing the vitreous may speed up cataract development, we accept this occurence as without an atrached retina, the eye does not see. Cataract surgery may be needed down the road. ...Read more

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If I had a detached retina, would an eye doctor see it?

If I had a detached retina, would an eye doctor see it?

Dilated exam: Yes, a dilated exam of the retina by a qualified ophthalmologist can diagnose the condition. If there is any question, see a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about detached retina?

Yes.: It is a very bad diagnosis. It could lead to blindness. It can be repaired if detected in time. It can be detected by a dilated retinal examination of the eyes. ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

None: Retinal detachment is an urgent and visually threatening lifting off of the retina from its moorings in the back of the eye. There are no home remedies for this, no herbals, no physical things you can do. You need ophthalmologic evaluation immediately and if detachment is present some form of laser or operative surgery is the only thing to save your eye and vision. ...Read more

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What kind of test is required to determine if you have a detached retina?

Expert exam critical: A careful dilated exam by a qualified ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will likely yield the diagnosis. If there is also vitreous blood or significant cataract, the retinal specialist will also use a B scan ultrasound to know for sure ...Read more

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What types of surgery can correct a detached retina?

What types of surgery can correct a detached retina?

Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment, and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced bleeding behind retina or detached retina?

Many: These are conditions in which the retina, the visual film at the back of the eye, becomes loosened from its moorings which disturbs the vision and can cause permanent loss of not fixed. Bleeding can also lift off the retina but more commonly causes a blockage of vision by covering up the front of the retina. See your retinal ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment which is possible. ...Read more

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Can you get a possible detached retina from being hit in the head?

Can you get a possible detached retina from being hit in the head?

Trauma: Yes, depending on of the severity of a trauma to the head, it can lead to a retinal tear and detachment. ...Read more

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Distortion in vision is usually detached retina or something else?

Distortion in vision is usually detached retina or something else?

Difficult to say: It is possible to have a retinal detachment or a problem with the macula. Best to get examined by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the name of the operation for a detached retina?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways.

--laser treatment
--pneumatic retinopexy
--scleral buckle
--vitrectomy

The above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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Can a person continue to drive a vehcle after they have had detached retina surgery?

Can a person continue to drive a vehcle after they have had detached retina surgery?

Yes: Most states only require vision in one eye of 20/40 or better to maintain an unrestricted drivers license, so even during the healing phase or if the vision is reduced after a retina procedure a person may drive. Once a retinal detachment has healed there are no activity restrictions. ...Read more

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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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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