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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Retina (Overview)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we call vision. Preyty nifty.


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What are some signs that my retinas are detaching?

What are some signs that my retinas are detaching?

Flashes & floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
3 doctors shared insights

Retina (Overview)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we call vision. Preyty nifty.


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What is the retina?

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 one's 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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Symptoms of torn retina?

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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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 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 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 an 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 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 the best retina 0025% or 00.50%?

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

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What does thinning of the retina mean?

Possible future tear: Thinning of the retina may refer to changes that can occur, usually at the peripheral edges. Sometimes thinning refers to lattice degeneration which is quite common. Lattice and retinal thinning are risk factors for retinal detachment. Though not necessarily lasered, it is good to monitor and follow these areas of thinning. Laser can be applied when a tear forms. This will prevent detachment. ...Read more

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Could cone cells migrate in the retina?

No: Cones are the receptors which are involved in fine detail and colored vision. They are fixed in place and in fact that fixation is why vision can be so precise. Migration would affect this profoundly and so the body does not allow this either functionally or mechanically. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my retina is detached?

See ophthalmologist: The Best way to know whether retina is detached is to have exam by an ophthalmologist. ...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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Will my retinas be damaged by mydriasis?

Will my retinas be damaged by mydriasis?

No: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be caused by eyedrops administered at the doctor's office or as the result of disease or injury. Although the pupil helps to control the amount of light entering the eye, it affords little help in protecting the eye from the light. Sunglasses will help reduce the intensity of the light and will add another layer of protection against uv damage. ...Read more

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How come a retina is completely detached?

Usually a tear: Retinal detachments can be fixed with surgery with significant return in vision. See a retinologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can cone cells migrate inside the retina?

NO: The rods and the cones — the light receptors in the retina are in fixed positions and do not migrate. ...Read more

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Hole in retina, what things can I not do?

Depends where: Holes in retina come on certain locations and specific circumstances. If the hole is on the macula, surgery is advisable. If the holes are actually peripheral tears of the retina laser or cryogenic surgery is appropriate to try to prevent retinal detachment. If the holes are atrophic or part of lattice degeneration they can usually be observed without treatment. See a retina specialist! ...Read more

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How to know if I have a retina detachment?

Symptoms: Retinal detachment (rd) commonly causes flashing lights in the vision, scores of floaters and rapid changes in the vision. It is almost always in one eye only. Risk factors include higher degrees of myopia, trauma, intraocular surgery and conditions like diabetes. If you have any of these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How would you know if your retina detached?

4 signs/symptoms: The signs and symptoms of a retinal detachment include: (1) significantly decreased vision, (2) sudden onset of a bunch of floating dots, spots, or lines, (3) flashing or arcing lights, (4) or a curtain, veil, shade, shadow, or spot descending over your visual field that you cannot see light through. ...Read more

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Please I need a brief on retina detachment?

Needs urgent care: It's an eye emergency. The patient needs to see ophthalmologist ASAP. The symptom many floaters, flashes of light associated with partial peripheral visaul field defect or complete vision lost depends on severity. It needs immediate attention either laser or surgery. If it's taken care early the outcome is good. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of having a flat retina?

Reattached: Retinologist often speak of a reattached retina as being "flat" since it is flat against the eye wall. It is a good thing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about retina detachment?

Can you tell me more about retina detachment?

Opinions vary: Retinal detachment is an urgent problem that needs treatment by a retina specialist. The prognosis for repair and vision depends on time of detachment, and other factors. Persons with retinal detachment (rd) in one eye have a much greater risk of developing a rd in the fellow eye compared to the risk of an average individual. So always pay attention to symptoms, and seek evaluation. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a detached/torn retina?

Symptoms: Retinal detachment (rd) commonly causes flashing lights in the vision, scores of floaters and rapid changes in the vision. It is almost always in one eye only. Risk factors include higher degrees of myopia, trauma, intraocular surgery and conditions like diabetes. If you have any of these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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When there is going to be retina regrow cure?

Stem Cell trials: Currently there are several stem cell trials being conducted to replace retinal tissue. Summary of phase 1 trial results have been posted online and can be found by searching. Going to clincaltrials. Gov will help you find current trials in place and the status of recruitment. ...Read more

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Are there other methods to cure a torn retina?

Not cure : Retinal tears cannot be cured. The goal of therapy is to prevent retinal detachment. This is accomplished by either laser or cryotherapy (freezing). ...Read more

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What is the procedure that secures the retina?

What is the procedure that secures the retina?

Several: Laser retinopexy is the procedure used to treat holes and tears that are thought to be amenable to this treatment. Pneumo-retinopexy uses intraocular gas to tamponade superior retinal breaks. Retinal detachments are usually treated by surgical techniques involving retinal bands, buckels, sponges, cryoretinopexy, laser photocoagulation, intraocular gas, or silicone oil. All depends on complexity ...Read more

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Can women have more cones or rods in the retina?

Can women have more cones or rods in the retina?

Probably not: It is generally believed that the retinas have the same rod and cone densities when comparing men and women. There is some research to suggest differences in color vision between men and women. This in tern may be caused by somewhat different proportions of cone subtypes in women compared to men. For routine day to day vision, there is probably no or very little difference. ...Read more