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What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?

What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?

Depends: If the retina detachment was successfully repaired, there should be little risk that the retina will re-detach during the stress of labor. ...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


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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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Is there anyone still who is blind due to retinal detachment?

Is there anyone still who is blind due to retinal detachment?

Yes: It depends on how quickly a retinal detachment is treated (before permanent damage to the vision is done). ...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 a rd, because they certainly can. ...Read more

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How is someone who just had a retinal detachment surgery supposed to sleep?

How is someone who just had a retinal detachment surgery supposed to sleep?

It depends: If you had a vitrectomy with intraocular gas insertion and your retina specialist asked you to be face down (ask your retina specialist), there are positioning devices available to rent on-line that look a little like massage chairs that may help. Ask your retina specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there homeopathic remedies to prevent retinal detachment?

Can you tell me, are there homeopathic remedies to prevent retinal detachment?

Combined treatment: You need ongoing follow-up with a conventional ophthalmologist for this one. But you're also asking about constitutional treatment with homeopathy for a chronic condition. There are some remedies known for helping with retinal detachment -- such as gelsemium. For best selection in your own case, I suggest working with an experienced classical homeopath to investigate and treat your whole state. ...Read more

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How does a doctor know whether someone has a retinal detachment over the phone?

Symptoms: Careful questioning of the patients symptoms, asking about new floaters in the vision, whether flashes of light are seen, and if there is any loss of peripheral vision can give a doctor a reasonably good idea about whether there is a retinal detachment, or not. The only way to know for sure, though, is with a thorough dilated retinal examination. ...Read more

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If I have retinal detachment symptoms and am going to the doctor tomorrow, will conditions worsen by then?

If I have retinal detachment symptoms and am going to the doctor tomorrow, will conditions worsen by then?

Unclear: Need to know whether you have a rd or just suggestive symptoms to give the best answer. If you really have a rd, best to get seen asap, since conditions can worsen overnight. ...Read more

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What are the risks of operating the retinal detachment on a 2y. O. Who had a prior retinoblastoma, which is considered now cured?

Risks vs. rewards: The risks of surgery need to be weighed against the benefit of restoring or maintaining sight. If the chances of visual improvement are low, surgery may not be appropriate. If there is a chance of improvement in the long term, however, surgery would be appropriate. Please speak with your retinal surgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist; they should guide you in the right direction. ...Read more

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If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?

If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?

See a retina special: You do have a somewhat increased risk of developing a retinal detachment if you've had a retinal tear (even if it was treated), though you should speak to your retina specialist to gauge your true risk based on your exam. Everyone develops posterior vitreous detachments as we age — that is regardless of having had a tear or not. ...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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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 experience are painless progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes a rd can be asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read more

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Can an increase in eye pressure lead to retinal detachment?

No: Retinal detachment and glaucoma are independent variables. Neither causes the other. In the course of evaluation for suspected retinal detachment, the eye pressure is always measured so sometimes glaucoma will be detected by the retinal surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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. James Krick
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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