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Doctor insights on: Retinal Detachment Mri

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Would a detached retina show up in an mri?

Would a detached retina show up in an mri?

Possibly: An MRI is not the best test for an rd and if you are worried about one, please see a retina specialist for an exam. Direct visualization is best method. If you have vitreous hemorrhage then an ultrasound would be indicated. Occasionally, an oct is beneficial to look for shallow fluid. Get an exam! ...Read more

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Who gets retinal detachment?

Who gets retinal detachment?

Older Adults Common: Retinal detachment is typically a disorder associated with older adults, usually over 50. It can occur in younger folks due to trauma or genetic conditions. The best way to be sure is to be seen by an ophthalmologist and get a dilated exam of the retina. Common symptoms of retinal detachment are flashing lights and floaters, a dark curtain, and vision loss. Rd is a potentially blinding condition. ...Read more

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Retinal detachment symptoms?

Retinal detachment symptoms?

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 serious is retinal detachment?

How serious is retinal detachment?

Extremely: Usually this requires an urgent evaluation and treatment by a retina specialist, otherwise you risk rapid permanent loss of vision. ...Read more

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How is retinal detachment diagnosed?

How is retinal detachment diagnosed?

Get Seen: 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 of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a retinal detachment?

How to know if I have a retinal detachment?

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

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What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

Flashes and Floaters: The classic visual symptoms of retinal detachment are light flashes, floaters, and loss of vision. Someone who experiences these symptoms should see an ophthalmologist immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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I will have retinal detachment, what to expect?

Improvement: If you have a detachment, you will need laser or operative surgery to fix it. In most cases you can expect improvement in the condition and commonly restoration of vision. Your retinal surgeon can tell ;you your prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to treat a retinal detachment?

Pneumatic Retinopexy: This is an in office procedure that is used for certain types of retinal detachments. Not everyone is a good candidate. It involves laser or cryopexy (freezing) treament to a retinal hole, and injection of a bubble of inert gas. The who process usually takes less than an hour and can be done in the the retina specialist's office. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?

Can you tell me what to do if I don't have flashes but I'm scared anyway I will have retinal detachment?

Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO. Org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better. Time is vision. ...Read more

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What is myopic retinal detachment?

What is myopic retinal detachment?

See below: Myopic eyes are longer (axial length) and thus the retina is thinner and potentially more at risk for developing retinal tears and holes that can ultimately lead to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What is retinal detachment surgery?

What is retinal detachment surgery?

Reposition Retina: Repairing a retinal detachment involves use of specialized techniques to either remove scar tissue causing a tractional elevation of retina or to close a hole and drain subretinal fluid. The later is the more common occurrence. Retinal surgeons frequently use in-office procedures such as laser w/ gas bubble injection or operative surgery with vitrectomy and/or buckle to reattach the retina. ...Read more

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Can retinal detachment be prevented?

Not easily: Retinal detachment is a consequence of the susceptibility of the eye and underlying disease. High myopes and diabetics are at risk and trauma and eye surgery are commonly involved. Many however, are spontaneous with no apparent underpinnings. Good diabetic control helps; avoidance of trauma can help. Best however is to recognize the symptoms and seek help when it is likely. ...Read more

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Can retinal detachment/tear be genetic?

Can retinal detachment/tear be genetic?

Having a family: Member (first degree relative) with retinal detachment slightly increases risk for retinal detachment. Know the symptoms: increased floaters, flashes of light, curtain blocking edges of vision. ...Read more

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What is retinal detachment surgery like?

What is retinal detachment surgery like?

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 risky is a retinal detachment surgery?

Depends: No surgery is without risk, but most do fine. The bigger risk is not getting it done if indeed you have a retinal detachment - then you really are risking blindness. ...Read more

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How effective is retinal detachment surgery?

How effective is retinal detachment surgery?

Very: Modern methods allow for re-attachment of the retina in greater than 90% of cases, though it may take more than one procedure. If the macula (central retina) is originally detached however, vision may be permanently damaged even if the retina is re-attached. ...Read more

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Is rhegmatogenous retinal detachment partial?

Depends: Retinal detachments can be rhegmatogenous (due to a retinal tear or hole), tractional (from scar tissue), or serous (from inflammation, tumors, or other causes). All of these can be partial or total in how much of the retina is detached. ...Read more

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Is retinal detachment surgery a permanent cure?

Possibly: Scleral buckle and vitrectomy are two surgeries that can result in long term stabilization of the retina. In many patients, this is a permanent cure. Retinal re-detachment can occur and requires repeat surgery 5-15% of the time. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a retinal detachment?

Depends: Depends on the extent of the retinal detachment. Sometimes treatment is done in the office with laser, freezing treatment (cryoretinopexy), and/or gas injection. Sometimes treatment is done in the operating room with vitrectomy, scleral buckle, and/or gas/oil bubble injection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about retinal detachment surgery?

Can you tell me about retinal detachment surgery?

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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What's involved with a retinal detachment surgery?

What's involved with a retinal detachment surgery?

Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read more

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How long is recovery for retinal detachment surgery?

How long is recovery for retinal detachment surgery?

Retinal detachment: This is individual and depends on how much of the retina was detached, and the time interval of the duration of the detachment, and the type of surgical repair. The retinal surgeon who did the repair can best answer your question. ...Read more

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Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

Yes: The vitreous jelly that fills the eye and attaches to the back wall of the inside of the eye (the retina) will detach from the retina with age (posterior vitreous detachment). At that time or days/weeks later a retinal tear or detachment may or may not occur as well. The latter conditions require urgent treatment before blindness ensues. A vitreous detachment is not treated. ...Read more

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Can contacts be worn after retinal detachment surgery?

Can contacts be worn after retinal detachment surgery?

Yes: Retinal detachment surgery can change someone's refraction. Also sometimes a patient is left aphakic if the lens is removed. Contacts are needed in those eyes. ...Read more

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How successful is retinal detachment emergency surgery?

How successful is retinal detachment emergency surgery?

Retinal Detachemnt: Varies, depending on what the cause, how long it has been present, age, amount of retina detachment, whether or not the macula is detached or not detached (macula off or on retinal detachment). Even if the retina is successfully attached, the vision may still be limited or the vision can be restored to normal. ...Read more

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What are exercises for prevention of retinal detachment?

What are exercises for prevention of retinal detachment?

None.: Exercise cannot prevent retinal detachment. If you are nearsighted or have a family history of retinal detachment, you should be regularly examined by a retina specialist. Another key is to be aware of the symptoms of retinal detachment, which are flashing lights, floaters, and loss of vision. If these occur, see a retina specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the treatment for retinal detachment?

Please advise what is the treatment for retinal detachment?

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

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. Austina Cho
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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