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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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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


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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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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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Can you regain vision if you have retinal detachment?

Sometimes: Some people gain vision after retinal detachment surgery and some do not. You can not predict which category a patient will fall in to before surgery. Ideally, we like to catch a retinal detachment before it involves the macula (central retina), before one's central vision is affected. ...Read more

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Can you exercise if you are at risk of a retinal detachment?

Can you exercise if you are at risk of a retinal detachment?

Depends on Risk: If you are at risk because you are nearsighted, then yes, you can exercise. If you are at risk because you have had multiple retinal tears, then i would be more cautious because movement of the vitreous gel could exert tractional force on the retina. Get examined by a retina specialist and ask for clearance to work out before proceeding. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 16 and im not sure if I have retinal detachment, how do I tell?

Im 16 and im not sure if I have retinal detachment, how do I tell?

See ophthalmologist: The best way to be sure is to be seen by an ophthalmologist asap and get a dilated examination 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, so you should be seen right away. ...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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How can I tell if I am having a retinal detachment?

How can I tell if I am having a retinal detachment?

Most likely: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. On rarely can a retinal detachment be without symptoms. ...Read more

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What's a retinal detachment?

What's a retinal detachment?

Loss of Vision: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. When the retina separates like this vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Retinal detachment help needed but no way to get there.?

Help essential: Retinal detachment is the removal of the seeing portion of the back of the eye from its nutritional support. This is an urgent and dangerous condition which if uncorrected will usually lead to total detachment and loss of all vision. I am guessing you have already had this diagnosis made by an eye doctor. Ask him for help or find a retinal specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

Retinal detachment is also known as Detached retina. This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more


Dr. Lydia Collins
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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