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What causes retinal disorders?

What causes retinal disorders?

Many things!!!: The most common retinal diseases are macular degeneration (older patients), tears and detachments (extreme nearsightedness) and macular holes and epiretinal membranes. The range of retinal disease is very broad. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 are some common retinal disorders?

What are some common retinal disorders?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears or detachments, Age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity in infants, various macular, vascular, infectious disorders/diseases, etc. Any symptoms? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Retinal disorders?

Retinal disorders: Retina = layer of tissue at the back of the eye which contains light sensitive cells. Damage to retina may cause blindness. ...Read more

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Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

Yes: Yes, visual problems are linked to depression particularly if they are chronic. However depression is common and should be evaluated by a doctor on its own merits. ...Read more

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What is a retinal disorder?

What is a retinal disorder?

Affects the retina: Inner layer of the eyeball that detects and processes light. Like wallpaper inside a room, it's akin to the film of a camera. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

Many: A retinal disorder is a fixed visual problem no matter where you look or what refractive correction is done (see a decrease or distortion in vision), wavy, scotoma, and flashes of light if there is retinal traction. ...Read more

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What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

What to do about retinal detachment coloboma retinal dysplasia norries disease how to distinguish?

Retinal disorders: Are voluminous and would take pages to list and volumes to describe. In general though, they can be broken up by age, etiology (cause) and which portion of the retina they can affect. Each of the conditions you listed require a different approach and more importantly urgency in diagnosis and/or treatment. Please see your retina specialist who can distinguish these conditions of you. ...Read more

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Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

Yes Ocular Migraine: Stress can cause migraine and flashes-scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine symptoms. A typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine has no headache. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities you should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe myopia bi-lateral cataract and a congenital retina disorder what sort of excrsice would you recomend?

I have severe myopia bi-lateral cataract and a congenital retina disorder what sort of excrsice would you recomend?

Sorry: I'm sorry julie I don't know any exercise that will help you. I assume that you have a good eye doctor. That is what you need. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more

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If I do have a retinal tear, is there any way to repair it?

Laser: A tear can be treated in the office with laser (better) or freezing treatment. The purpose of treatment is to lessen the risk of retinal detachment and thus blindness. ...Read more

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What sort of technology can be used for people with untreatable retinal detatchment?

What sort of technology can be used for people with untreatable retinal detatchment?

Not much: A low vision specialist may be able to help if both eyes have poor vision. If only one eye has poor vision, then polycarbonate (shatter-resistant) glasses are recommended to protect the better-seeing eye from any unintentional trauma. ...Read more

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What is the retina?

Retina: The retina is a layer in the back of the eye where cells sensitive to light are located. ...Read more

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What is torn retina?

A hole: A torn retina increase ones risk for retinal detachment which is a sight threatening condition of not repaired. A tear can usually be treated with laser in the office lasting a few minutes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of torn retina?

Flashes and floaters: Typically patients will note flashing lights particularly at night. They may also note floating 'specks' in their vision caused by loose bits of the vitreous gel at the back of the eye. Some may note a curtain over a peripheral part of the vision. All these call for an immediate dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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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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 common is retina detachment?

How common is retina detachment?

Not: Not common at all. Higher risk if young male with trauma or eye surgery. ...Read more

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Retinal tear laser complications?

Retinal tear laser complications?

Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a detachment happens anyway. There can be some discomfort during the laser procedure, but there is virtually no risk of inflammation, and no risk of infection. It is remotely possible that the laser could be applied to an unintended part of the retina. ...Read more

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How do you repair a damaged retina?

How do you repair a damaged retina?

Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vision loss. Not every detachment is the same. Some retinal detachments can be fixed with an in-office procedure. Don't delay! ...Read more

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What is done for a elevated retina?

Elevated retina: The treatment depends on the cause of the elevated retina. Discuss your options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How serious are retinal detachments?

Very serious: You can permanently lose vision because of a retinal detachment. A vitreoretinal surgeon is required to treat this. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for retinal damages?

Yes and no: There are lots of causes of retinal damage-you need to be more specific. If the damage is from swelling or bleeding under or in the retina, there are treatments to resolve these problems and restore retinal function. If the the retina is scarred, then there are no surgeries or drugs to regenerate the retina. ...Read more

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How does a tear in the retina occur?

How does a tear in the retina occur?

In several ways: Retinal tears occur due to pulling of gel like structure called vitreous in the eye. Near sightedness, family history, injuries to eye can lead to tears in retina. Sometines retinal tears can progress to retinal detachment with significant vision problems. Some patients needs treatment to prevent retinal detachment. Needs examination by retinal specialist. ...Read more

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What is best retina 0025% or 00.50%?

Please clarify: This question does not really make sense. Can you please clarify? ...Read more

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What are the causes of retinal cysts?

Depends: Peripheral cysts your are born with. Patients can develop cystic changes in the periphery called retinoschisis. Cysts in the central retina? The macula are usually from leakage of blood vessels from diabetes, vein occlusions, inflammation in the eye (uveitis) and rarely macular pucker, retinitis pigmentosa, and Niacin usage. ...Read more

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What does thinning of the retina mean?

Possible future tear: Thinning of the retina may refer to changes that can occur, usually at the peripheral edges. Sometimes thinning refers to lattice degeneration which is quite common. Lattice and retinal thinning are risk factors for retinal detachment. Though not necessarily lasered, it is good to monitor and follow these areas of thinning. Laser can be applied when a tear forms. This will prevent detachment. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Saran
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Retinal Disorders (Definition)

Retina = layer of tissue at the back of the eye which contains light sensitive cells. Damage to ...Read more