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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Overview)

This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which can lead to blindness.


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How does retinal detachment affect my vision?

How does retinal detachment affect my vision?

Depends on Location: The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. How severe the vision loss is depends on where there rd is in the retina and how large it is. Some small detachments may not be symptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
190 doctors shared insights

Retinal Detachment (Overview)

This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which can lead to blindness.


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Does retinal detachment come with really obvious symptoms?

Does retinal detachment come with really obvious symptoms?

Usually: The most common symptoms of retinal detachment include a large amount of flaoters or flashes of light that do not improve over a few hours, as well as decreased vision. Occasionally, a small detachment can occur far enough in the periphery of the eye to cause you not to have classical symptoms and possibly think you simply have a new floater. ...Read more

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What are the tell tale symptoms of retinal detachment?

What are the tell tale symptoms of retinal detachment?

See a retina special: New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a retinal detachment. These symptoms require an urgent dilated retinal exam. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What are the signs of retinal detachment?

What are the signs of retinal detachment?

Progressive Loss: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or "greying" of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. ...Read more

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How is retinal detachment treated?

How is retinal detachment treated?

Variety of ways: Depending upon the location and extent of the break the following techniques may be employed: laser, gas injection, encircling retinal buckle, vitrectomy, cryo freezing of the tear. Your retinal surgeon will determine the best method. ...Read more

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If I am diagnosed with retinal detachment what are the treatment options?

If I am diagnosed with retinal detachment what are the treatment options?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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How much does a dilation test for retinal detachment cost?

Part of eye exam: This is part of a complete eye exam done by an ophthalmologist. The retinal detachment is diagnosed by looking at the retina. ...Read more

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Can some of the iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

Can some of the iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

Very rare: Have not seen a retinal detachment after routine laser iridotomy. Was reported in the literature as a case report after super high energy used. Maybe could have had an unknown tear that led to the detachment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have retinal detachment?

How do you know if you have retinal detachment?

See an eye doctor: You may have new/worse symptoms like flashes, floaters, or partial obstruction of your vision (like a veil or curtain). The only way to know is to have a dilated retinal exam. A retina specialist is required to repair a retinal detachment. If you think you may have one, you must go immediately to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes retinal detachment to occur?

What causes retinal detachment to occur?

Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached and vision is lost. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately see an eye md if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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