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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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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina. Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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What causes your depth perception to be off after a vitrectomy for a detached retina?

What causes your depth perception to be off after a vitrectomy for a detached retina?

Loss of binocularity: The 2 eyes have to be working perfectly together to get good stereo. If 1 eye is misaligned or blurred, the stereo decreases. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

None: These are mechanical and structural events usually preceded by straining or anatomical problems. No medication will cause them but some can ease the pain. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?

I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?

No: Using your eyes to read and study does not increase your chance for retinal detachment. Generic disorders, severe myopia, injury, eye surgery, and probably smoking are among some of the risk factors. ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

What are the safest home remedies for detached retina?

None: Retinal detachment is an urgent and visually threatening lifting off of the retina from its moorings in the back of the eye. There are no home remedies for this, no herbals, no physical things you can do. You need ophthalmologic evaluation immediately and if detachment is present some form of laser or operative surgery is the only thing to save your eye and vision. ...Read more

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Friend on facebook just diagnosed with detached retina. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Friend on facebook just diagnosed with detached retina. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Detached retina: This is the term for the lifting off of the retina, the light sensory part of the back of the eye, from its attachment to blood supply and supporting membranes in the back of the eye. This may happen from trauma, previous eye surgery and also spontaneously. This is an urgent situation, sight threatening which requires an ophthalmologist to evaluate immediately. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of detached retina bad?

Don't ignore: symptoms of retinal detachment include flashes and floaters, blurred side vision, and eventually blurred or bad central vision. Patients wit new onset of any of these symptoms should seek get an evaluation as soon as possible! ...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. Ki-Hon Lin
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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