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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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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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What causes retina detachment?

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 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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Please I need a brief on retina detachment?

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

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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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Can you tell me about retina detachment, can you help me?

Can you tell me about retina detachment, can you help me?

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

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Could a retina detachment test make me blind?

No: The dilated eye exam is necessary to detect retinal detachments. It is uncomfortable due to bright lights needed for the doctor to exam the retina properly. The bright lights will temporally cause you to see funny colors. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a retina detachment test make me blind?

Please tell me, could a retina detachment test make me blind?

No: The testing of course, is designed to detect this problem with instruments that occasionally are uncomfortable due to the brightness of the light, but which will not in themselves change the vision let alone cause blindness. ...Read more

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How urgently should a surgery be in case of retina detachment?

2-3 days: But if macula threatened, should be done more urgently. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

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

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A friend has been diagnosed with retina detachment. How can this be treated and is it dangerous?

It can be: A retinal detachment requires prompt medical attention. It can often be repaired surgically, the type of surgery depends on the type and extent of detachment. ...Read more

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My mom has retina detachment. What are my chances of having it? I'm 19.

RD risk: Depending on refraction (how long your eye is)/glasses Rx, if any history of eye trauma: your risk is slightly increased if a parent had an non-traumatic RD. ...Read more

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What are the treatments used to reverse a retina detachment?

Sb, ppv, pr: Scleral buckle, pars plana vitrectomy, pneumatic retinopexy
http://www. Macula. Us. ...Read more

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Is riding a roller coaster a way to cause retina detachment?

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

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What to do after a surgery of retina detachment? Any lifestyle changes?

Post op RD: After the retina has successfully reattached and allowed to heal there are no restrictions on activities. The treated retina is actually more stable than a retina that has not been operated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment?

What are the symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment?

Sudden symptoms:: Floaters and blurring for vitreous hemorrhage. For detachment you may or may not also get flashes and/or part of the peripheral vision increasingly being lost. ...Read more

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Can I take viagra (sildenafil) after retina detachment sergury?

Ask you specialist: If you have been given instructions to avoid vigorous exercise you need to avoid sex. Ask your retina specialist if you are allowed to use viagra (sildenafil) and if you have any physical activity restrictions. ...Read more

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Can there be a damaged optic nerve after retina detachment surgery?

Can there be a damaged optic nerve after retina detachment surgery?

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

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Is there any treatment or surgery available for a large total? Retina detachment?

Is there any treatment or surgery available for a large total? Retina detachment?

Yes: A retinal detachement is a very serious condition which will cause blindness if not treated immediately. If you have a chronic retinal detachment for a long time, vision may not be able to be saved. Please see an eye surgeon immediately for your options and good luck! ...Read more

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What level of risk am I facing if I am boxing with myopia (-5), I am concerned about retina detachment.

What level of risk am I facing if I am boxing with myopia (-5), I am concerned about retina detachment.

Your brain: 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

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Please explain what are some symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment after retrobulbar injection?

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

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Will I have to just cope and live with eye retina detachment?

Will I have to just cope and live with eye retina detachment?

See below: You must have this question answered by a retina specialist who has personally examined you. I hope that you've already had one look at your eye and talk to you. Retinal detachment is a serious issue that needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness as well. But what else?

Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness as well. But what else?

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

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Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness. But what else can cause blindness?

Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness. But what else can cause blindness?

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

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My niece suffered from retina detachment and also rop (stage 5) with leucoria all in both eyes. What does this mean?

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

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Had a retina detachment, underwent buckling procedure well before the tear affected the macula. How should I sleep and what r recovery chances?

Had a retina detachment, underwent buckling procedure well before the tear affected the macula. How should I sleep and what r recovery chances?

Depends/: This is something that depends on the location of the tear within the eye, the amount of gas bubble present, if any, and the height of the buckle. Your surgeon probably can tell you best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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The doctor says there's nothing wrong with my eyes. But are these ocean-like waves signs of retina detachment?

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

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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?

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?

There are no: Vitamins to prevent cataract or retinal detachment. But there are some to keep the eyes otherwise healthy; the antioxidants, the omegas and other minerals important for retinal health, all are found in every day vitamins today. ...Read more

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Had retina detachment 3 years ago. Eyes prescription has been higher. Can wearing contacts reduce it from going up? Been experiencing tunnel vision

Had retina detachment 3 years ago. Eyes prescription has been higher. Can wearing contacts reduce it from going up? Been experiencing tunnel vision

Vision tunnel: 38 F LA Had retina detachment 3 years ago. Eyes prescription has been higher. Can wearing contacts reduce it from going up? Been experiencing tunnel vision ANS: No. Talk to your eye Dr. ASAP for guidance. ...Read more

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My daughter 7 yr old undergoing buckle surgery for retina detachment, will there be change in her eye shape after surgery? Please suggest.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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