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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
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
Needs urgent care: Its 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
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
Usually treatable: The photoactive retina sits on a nutritional tissue behind it. Detachment occurs when fluid gets between the two and the retina suffers from lack of sustenance. Causes include trauma, spontaneous holes and tears, and some congenital problems. If you have dozens of floaters, many light flashes and a dimming of vision, then gets yours eye seen by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
2-3 days: But if macula threatened, should be done more urgently. ...Read more
Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more
Yes: The is no contraindications to this.Get a more detailed answer ›
They can be a cause.: The great forces involved in riding certain roller coasters can cause retinal detachments in those who are prone to them. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: Retinal detachment often disrupts the supply of blood to the retina. This can result in loss of pressure control, glaucoma and optic nerve damage. Rd surgery often involves a vitrectomy, removal of the vitreous humor from the eye. Optic nerve damage can result from such surgery. Caught and appropriately treated early, rd should not result in damage to the optic nerve. ...Read more
What level of risk am I facing if I am boxing with myopia (-5), I am concerned about retina detachment.
You are risking brain injury by indulging in boxing. There are other ways to get exercise. Stay out of the ring!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?
Loss of vision: If there is inadvertent puncture of the eye during injection. Symptoms would be blurry vision, haze, curtain or shadow. This is a serious complication that can lead to loss of sight. It typically happens in myopic eyes which are longer and with a sharp rather than blunted tip needle. It often requires surgical repair and visual prognosis depends on what areas are damaged. ...Read more
Painful Blindness: The most advanced diabetic retinopathy cases lead to painless vision loss (tractional retinal detachment) however; eventually the proliferative disease reaches the iris and angle. This new vessels lead to neovascular glaucoma, which is very painful. Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should be followed several times a year. ...Read more
Very many things: There are probably hundreds of injuries and diseases that may cause blindness. Macular degeneration affects 10% of people over 80. Glaucoma risk increases with age. Cataracts can cause blindness if not treated. There are dozens of other neurologic, degenerative, hereditary, infectious, and traumatic causes of blindness, far too many to list here. ...Read more
My niece suffered from retina detachment and also rop (stage 5) with leucoria all in both eyes. What does this mean?
White pupils: Leukocoria refers to white pupils which can be due to tumor, retinal detachment, changes from ROP. The combination of retinal detachment and leukocoria, regardless of the ROP, requires specialized evaluation for retinoblastoma as 50 percent of infants with leukocoria will have this malignancy. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my niece is suffered by retina detachment and also rop (stage 5) with leucoria all in both eyes at the age of?
I would suggest: Close follow-up with a pediatric ophthalmologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had a retina detachment, underwent buckling procedure well before the tear affected the macula. How should I sleep and what r recovery chances?
After a retinal detachment surgery the dr said I can go back to my professional boxing career after 6 months. What are my chances of another retina detachment in a fight after 6 months?
Risky: The fact that you have had a detachment already in one eye indicates an increased susceptibility to this event. Hopefully your re-attachement went well but inevitably the vision will be down a bit. Your risk for the other eye, is much higher than average and the risk of re-occurrence in the operated eye is much higher. You must carefully consider you boxing vs the high risk of blindness. ...Read more
I had been operated on for retina detachment; how long does the inserted buckle in my eye stay there?
For good: Unless someone takes it out, it will remain there forever. ...Read more
The doctor says there's nothing wrong with my eyes. But are these ocean-like waves signs of retina detachment?
Probably vitreous: Apparently you have seen an eye doctor already, but sometimes a second opinion can help. The visual sensation of ocean-like waves is usually from movement of the vitreous in the eye, which has a wave-like motion. The vitreous liquefies usually between age 50-70, and some people become aware of this. Floaters and flashing can also occur. The retina is usually healthy, but should be monitored. ...Read more
What kind of vitamins or food should I take to prevent, retina detachment nd cataracts or what the doctors recommend to prevent all of that?
Had retina detachment 3 years ago. Eyes prescription has been higher. Can wearing contacts reduce it from going up? Been experiencing tunnel vision
Sometimes I have a red flash of light in my left eye. I have dry eyes now and I check that I have no retina damage or retina detachment twice. Help pls?
Retina: The red flash is due to a retinal process and should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
My daughter 7 yr old undergoing buckle surgery for retina detachment, will there be change in her eye shape after surgery? Please suggest.
Yes: If the buckle encircles her eye there will most likely be. Change in the eye shape which will change her eyeglass prescription. The new prescription will be given free the eye heals. ...Read more
Mom had 2-day migraine, then flashes of light not like her usual aura. How do you tell if aura or retina detachment? When does she go to see doctor?
ASAP: The vast majority of headaches are not life threatening nor are they associated with retinal detachment. Atypical migraines, however, should be investigated by an md. Acute severe migraine headaches described as the " worse headache I've ever had", seizures, difficulty seeing, weakness or other unusual symptoms need immediate medical attention. Consult your md with any concerns. ...Read more
I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can I sparr in the ring with a head gear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?
No: A retinal detachment is an extremely dangerous event. You could lose permanent vision in that eye. It also means protecting vision in the other eye very very important. An accidental blow to your head and eye could permanently leave you blind. No amount of head gear can protect you from that. Best wishes. ...Read more
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