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What are symptoms of retinal tearing?

What are symptoms of retinal tearing?

See below: New/worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil in one's vision) are symptoms. Rarely it can occur without any symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, see and eye doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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How are retinal holes usually treated?

How are retinal holes usually treated?

Retinal holes: Retinal holes can either be observed or lasered. If the retinal hole is low risk, they are observed. If high risk (symptomatic, high near-sightedness, history of prior retinal detachment, etc), then laser should be performed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a retinal tear?

What are the symptoms of a retinal tear?

Visual changes: When the retina tears (usually leading to retinal detachment) you will experience light flashes and streaks even with the eyes shut, large quantities of floaters, a pattern of veins like the veins on a leaf in your view and a greying out of the vision. As it advances the vision drop it is not painful so that is not a clue. If you have any or all of these, you need to see an ophthalmologist pronto. ...Read more

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Could my retinal detatchment be treated?

Could my retinal detatchment be treated?

Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vision loss. Not every detachment is the same. Some retinal detachments can be fixed with an in-office procedure. Don't delay! ...Read more

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What causes retinal tears and detachments?

What causes retinal tears and detachments?

Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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Why can't I lift if history of retinal tear?

Can get worse: Heavy lifting, bending, or straining can worsen a tear or create new ones in the eye shortly after a tear first forms. Listen to you eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

Retinal traction: Most retinal rears are caused by traction on the retina by the vitreous gel, sometimes in association with weaknesses in the retina related to high eye nearsightedness, retinal injuries, old retinal scarring, etc. As the eye ages, the vitreous gel naturally liquifies and detatches from the retina, a posterior retinal detachment. Residual areas of traction can cause retinal tears/detachment. ...Read more

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Can you exercise when you have a retinal hole?

Depends: If you have a retinal hole, there is a risk that a detachment of the retina might start at that point. If you know about such a hole, someone must have evaluated you and hopefully advised you of the risks. These are sometimes surrounded with laser hits to attach the retinal well. Some holes are incomplete (requires skilled scleral depression) and may not need treatment. ...Read more

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What is a likely sign that I have a retinal tear?

Flashes and floaters: The warning signs for a retinal tear are flashes of light (like a streak of lightening) and a sudden increase in floaters. This needs to be checked as tears are, relatively, easily treated, retinal detachments are much more involved. Untreated tears can become detachments. ...Read more

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What is a retinal pucker and can it resolve on its own?

What is a retinal pucker and can it resolve on its own?

Vitrectomy: The macula is the central part of the retina that gives us our ability to read and see fine detail. Epiretinal membranes tend to grow over the macula, contract &thus wrinkle our macula. This produces a wrinle in the macula that "puckers" it. Hence the term "macular pucker." vitrectomy surgery removes epiretinal membranes & reduce symptoms in advanced cases, with diminished vision & distortion. ...Read more

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If I do have a retinal tear, is there any way to repair it?

Laser: A tear can be treated in the office with laser (better) or freezing treatment. The purpose of treatment is to lessen the risk of retinal detachment and thus blindness. ...Read more

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How probable is a retinal tear/detachment. Please help me.?

How probable is a retinal tear/detachment. Please help me.?

Fairly rare: Do you have symptoms suggestive of a retinal tear or detachment? If so, get a complete eye exam immediately to rule these out. Symptoms include a new onset of floaters or flashing lights in the vision, a loss of vision, a loss of peripheral vision, a sensation of a curtain coming over the vision, "cobwebs" in the vision, etc. Retinal tears and detachments are otherwise rare but treatable. ...Read more

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What forms of physical exercise are safe for people with retinal problems?

What forms of physical exercise are safe for people with retinal problems?

Quite variable: If you have a retinal detachment than exercise that lead to significant valsalva (abdominal straining) like heavy squats/resistance training or inverted exercises (like hand stands) probably should be avoided. But in the case of macular degeneration exercise is usually encouraged to help to stave of progression. ...Read more

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If a person has a retinal tear how often will a person usually see flashes?

See below: Flashes, floaters, and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring your vision) indicate a need for an urgent dilated retinal examination to rule out a retinal tear or detachment. Rarely, one can have a retinal tears without any symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of technology can be used for people with untreatable retinal detatchment?

What sort of technology can be used for people with untreatable retinal detatchment?

Not much: A low vision specialist may be able to help if both eyes have poor vision. If only one eye has poor vision, then polycarbonate (shatter-resistant) glasses are recommended to protect the better-seeing eye from any unintentional trauma. ...Read more

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Sat. Pm-have symptoms of retinal tear. What should I do--or not do until I can see dr. On monday?

Retinal tear: Don't wait. Go to the er, where there is usually an ophthamologist on call. ...Read more

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have heard that all retinal tear does not lead to detachment, if yes, what is the max & min time a tear takes to lead to detachment?

See below: Only the small minority of retinal tears do not lead to retinal detachment. You need to see a retina specialist right away to determine if your retinal tears need treatment. Some tears can lead to detachment (and loss of vision) in a matter of hours. ...Read more

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Even though some small retinal tears don't cause detachment, if a small tear was to cause one, how long would it take, what's the average time?

Retinal tears: Time till detachment depends on many factors such as location, cause of tear, your age: can take minutes to never. Average depends on above but recommend treatment asap. ...Read more

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What is the retina?

Retina: The retina is a layer in the back of the eye where cells sensitive to light are located. ...Read more

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What is torn retina?

A hole: A torn retina increase ones risk for retinal detachment which is a sight threatening condition of not repaired. A tear can usually be treated with laser in the office lasting a few minutes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for retinal damages?

Yes and no: There are lots of causes of retinal damage-you need to be more specific. If the damage is from swelling or bleeding under or in the retina, there are treatments to resolve these problems and restore retinal function. If the the retina is scarred, then there are no surgeries or drugs to regenerate the retina. ...Read more

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How is thickening of the retina treated?

Macular edema: Thickening of the retina can happen from different causes, including diabetes, vein occlusions, among other causes. Treatment varies based on underlying cause/severity. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the possible causes of retinal cysts?

I was wondering what are the possible causes of retinal cysts?

Depends on type: And location. Retinal cysts as in cystoid macular edema occur in the center, cause blurring and are due to inflammation, usually after surgery. Cysts in the peripheral retina are quite normal and are sometimes called "cystic retinal tufts". Occasionally, cystic tufts can be torn by acute vitreous separation causing a retinal tear which may be lasered to prevent detachment. ...Read more

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What is scarring on the retina?

What is scarring on the retina?

Damage: The retina can develop scars much the same way that any other tissue can. The most common cause of scarring is from bleeding (examples: diabetes, macular degeneration), and from lasers used to treat the bleeding. Retinal repair of any kind can lead to bleeding, as can severe trauma to the eye. ...Read more

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What are the cones and rods in the retina for?

Vision: Rods are mostly in our outer retina and sense motion and night vision, but no detail. Cones are in the central retina and sense color and detail. ...Read more

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Symptoms of torn retina?

Flashes and floaters: Typically patients will note flashing lights particularly at night. They may also note floating 'specks' in their vision caused by loose bits of the vitreous gel at the back of the eye. Some may note a curtain over a peripheral part of the vision. All these call for an immediate dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is a retinal disorder?

What is a retinal disorder?

Affects the retina: Inner layer of the eyeball that detects and processes light. Like wallpaper inside a room, it's akin to the film of a camera. ...Read more

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Causes of retina detachment?

Many possible causes: As we age, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye. If the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina in one or more places, fluid may pass through, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, causing it to detach. Some risk factors for detachment are: nearsightedness, trauma to the eye or a family history of retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What causes retinal disorders?

What causes retinal disorders?

Many things!!!: The most common retinal diseases are macular degeneration (older patients), tears and detachments (extreme nearsightedness) and macular holes and epiretinal membranes. The range of retinal disease is very broad. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment?

Many things...: Trauma, retinal tears, genetic predisposition, prematurity, retinal thinning and lattice formation, any type of intraocular surgery, diabetes and more. ...Read more

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How common is retina detachment?

Not: Not common at all. Higher risk if young male with trauma or eye surgery. ...Read more

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Retinal tear laser complications?

Retinal tear laser complications?

Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a detachment happens anyway. There can be some discomfort during the laser procedure, but there is virtually no risk of inflammation, and no risk of infection. It is remotely possible that the laser could be applied to an unintended part of the retina. ...Read more

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How do you repair a damaged retina?

How do you repair a damaged retina?

Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vision loss. Not every detachment is the same. Some retinal detachments can be fixed with an in-office procedure. Don't delay! ...Read more

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What is done for a elevated retina?

Elevated retina: The treatment depends on the cause of the elevated retina. Discuss your options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How serious are retinal detachments?

Very serious: You can permanently lose vision because of a retinal detachment. A vitreoretinal surgeon is required to treat this. ...Read more

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How does a tear in the retina occur?

How does a tear in the retina occur?

In several ways: Retinal tears occur due to pulling of gel like structure called vitreous in the eye. Near sightedness, family history, injuries to eye can lead to tears in retina. Sometines retinal tears can progress to retinal detachment with significant vision problems. Some patients needs treatment to prevent retinal detachment. Needs examination by retinal specialist. ...Read more

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What is best retina 0025% or 00.50%?

Please clarify: This question does not really make sense. Can you please clarify? ...Read more