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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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Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?

World Health ORG -: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment". Yes, acupuncture is quite safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?

Can you tell me in pregnancy, when should labor ideally be induced, if both the mother and child are healthy?

Not : Unless the OB has found evidence that would push for an earlier delivery, normal pregnancies should not be induced before 38-39 wks. In one of my hospitals, this is part of their standards. ...Read more

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What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more

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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

No: Although the risk of retinal detachment may be somewhat higher in a high myope (near-sighted person), I do not believe that delivery poses much of an increased risk. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more

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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?

Not likely: This question has been studied rather carefully. To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?

Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?

Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO.org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better. Time is vision. ...Read more

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Could my severe retinal detachment be repaired after so many years?

Could my severe retinal detachment be repaired after so many years?

Likely not. : Unfortunately, some patients, particularly those with chronic retinal detachment, do not recover any vision, even if it can be fixed. The more severe the detachment, and the longer it has been present, the less vision may be expected to return. For this reason, it is very important to see a retina specialist at the first sign of trouble. ...Read more

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Do all retinal detachment repairs eventually fail if you live long enough?

RD: The majority of retinal detachments do not re-detach even if you live for many years: it depends on what type of detachment you have (ie from Diabetes, etc). ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is anyway to have vision again after retinal detachment?

Depends: If you just got the detachment there is good surgical means to correct it. If you had failed surgery or a neglected detachment, then the retinal will lose its function and be unable to have the vision restored. ...Read more

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If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?

If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?

Yes: The prognosis for successful repair and return of any vision loss improves if the surgery is done sooner rather than later. See a retinal specialist asap. ...Read more

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About what percentage of pvd end up with retinal detachment?

10-15%: The risk of retinal break, tear, or detachment after posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is thought to be around 10-15%. This is why patients should have a dilated fundus examination if they experience new onset flashes, floaters, or change in vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about retinal detachment surgery?

Can you tell me about retinal detachment 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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How long is recovery for retinal detachment surgery?

Retinal detachment: This is individual and depends on how much of the retina was detached, and the time interval of the duration of the detachment, and the type of surgical repair. The retinal surgeon who did the repair can best answer your question. ...Read more

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Sudden vision loss, could it be possible retinal detachment?

Sudden vision loss, could it be possible retinal detachment?

Serious!: Sudden vision loss can have many causes, including but not limited to retinal detachment. Until proven otherwise, sudden vision loss is very serious, and should be evaluated urgently. In some cases, usually in older individuals, there is also the risk of also loosing vision in the fellow eye, making this symptom all the more urgent with increasing age. ...Read more

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When does lattice degeneration progress to retinal detachment?

Sometimes: Lattice degeneration is a condition in which there are atrophic or "thin" areas of the peripheral retina. Occasionally, these areas can tear or form holes. If this occurs , and fluid from the eye goes behind the tear/hole, this can result in a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

Retinal disorders: are voluminous and would take pages to list and volumes to describe. In general though, they can be broken up by age, etiology (cause) and which portion of the retina they can affect. Each of the conditions you listed require a different approach and more importantly urgency in diagnosis and/or treatment. Please see your retina specialist who can distinguish these conditions of you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are hyperopic people at risk for retinal detachment?

Less than myopic: Anybody can get a retinal detachment, but myopia is considered a risk factor and not really hyperopia. That is not to say that a hyperope can't get an rd, because they certainly can. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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