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Retina Detachment Risk
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
If there is Vitreous gel pull on retina or detachment then the flash will see in night (no source of light) or when there is source of light or both?
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
Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? I have very thin retinas and was just wondering if I could lift weights or not?
Retinal damage: Only your ophthalmologist knows for sure. I hope you are seeing a retinal specialist as well to follow your retinal condition. Because yes, in the right circumstances, a retinal detachment could occur with weight lifting. You need to be cleared by your eye doc before embarking on this activity. ...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
If retina becomes thin due to number of surgery for retinal detachment. What option will be available to go forward?
Ophthalmology: You will need to schedule regular ophthalmology examinations and even see a retinal specialist. ...Read more
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