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Does elevated intraocular pressure cause retinal detachment?

Does elevated intraocular pressure cause retinal detachment?

No: These are two unrelated conditions. Elevated pressure in the eye can cause permanent blindness, but does not in any way cause the retina to detach. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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I've been having elevated eye pressures for three years now. My vision has gotten worse. Pressures were 24/25 almost consistently. What could cause this? I was checked extensively for glaucoma and it came back negative.

I've been having elevated eye pressures for three years now. My vision has gotten worse. Pressures were 24/25 almost consistently. What could cause this? I was checked extensively for glaucoma and it came back negative.

Ocular hypertension: Ocular Hypertension doesn't always equate Glaucoma, although some eventually do develop glaucoma. Central vision worsening may not have to do with Ocular hypertension or glaucoma, and may in fact be refractive error. If extensive glaucoma evaluation involves visual field test and it was normal, just realize that almost 40% damage must occur before even showing up on a visual field. ...Read more

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Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

Yes: One way is that it can interfere with eye fluid (aqueous) drainage, leading to increased pressure because the eye continues to produce fluid. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure?

Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure?

Some can: Some drugs that dilate pupils can increase intraocular pressure in some people (those susceptible to narrow angle glaucoma). Let your doctors know about your concerns, and all medications you are taking. ...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?

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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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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What causes the retina ditach and how to prevent that?

Ophthalmology: While it may happen spontaneously it can happen after an injury to the eye. Eye protection if you are in a situation where injury is possible. ...Read more

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I have a torn retina. Can I sit in a sauna or will that cause it to worsen?

I have a torn retina. Can I sit in a sauna or will that cause it to worsen?

Most likely.: It is best to confirm your specific recommendations with your retina specialist or ophthalmologist who diagnosed or treated your condition. If the condition was stable or treated from prior exams, you most likely are ok from sauna use, but in general use caution to avoid any sudden force on the eyes, any significant shaking of the head or eyes, and any rubbing of the eyes. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more

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What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

Retinal nerves: You MUST see your eye specialist soon!
Don't worry too much - I have been wearing glasses since I was age 6 - now age 71. It has never been a problem, including year one where I had trouble with 5 pair of glasses. ...Read more

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Is riding a roller coaster a way to cause retina detachment?

Is riding a roller coaster a way to cause retina detachment?

They can be a cause.: The great forces involved in riding certain roller coasters can cause retinal detachments in those who are prone to them. ...Read more

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Retina folds. How are they caused and is there any treatment?

Retina folds. How are they caused and is there any treatment?

Retinal specialist: Retinal folds sometimes occur spontaneously and do not lead to vision changes. Other times they can be from traction within the eye or sometimes from external pressure outside of the eye. An examination either by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist can give your expected prognosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina (lattice degeneration)?

Lattice Degeneration: Is not likely caused by impaired circulation. The cause is not known. It occurs frequently in very near-sighted people and may be a risk factor for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? I have very thin retinas and was just wondering if I could lift weights or not?

Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? I have very thin retinas and was just wondering if I could lift weights or not?

Retinal damage: Only your ophthalmologist knows for sure. I hope you are seeing a retinal specialist as well to follow your retinal condition. Because yes, in the right circumstances, a retinal detachment could occur with weight lifting. You need to be cleared by your eye doc before embarking on this activity. ...Read more

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Can custom (wavefront) lasik correct higher order aberration not caused by corneal curvature? Safe to have the procedure in presence of lattice (retina)?

LASIK and Wavefront: Retinal lattice found in the periphery of many moderate and high myopes should not contribute to your central visual acuity, nor to the proposed treatment measured for your eye.
Wavefront crs attempts to treat the entire wavefront measured through all the optical media of the eye, which would include the lens as well as the cornea, primarily. ...Read more

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What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

Many causes: There are many causes: macular degeneration or other inherited macular dystrophies, infection, inflammation, etc. You must see or ask a retina specialist who examines you. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause retina detach?

Can alcohol abuse cause retina detach?

Alcohol abuse: Can create lots of problems. Alcohol can act as a blood thinner which can damage weak small vessels behind the eye near the retina. Please see an opthamologist and also look into a 12 step program or addictions specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can too much computer work cause a detached retina?

Not likely: Computer use may cause eye strain, but it should not lead to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness as well. But what else?

Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness as well. But what else?

Painful Blindness: The most advanced diabetic retinopathy cases lead to painless vision loss (tractional retinal detachment) however; eventually the proliferative disease reaches the iris and angle. This new vessels lead to neovascular glaucoma, which is very painful. Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should be followed several times a year. ...Read more

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Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness. But what else can cause blindness?

Know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness. But what else can cause blindness?

Very many things: There are probably hundreds of injuries and diseases that may cause blindness. Macular degeneration affects 10% of people over 80. Glaucoma risk increases with age. Cataracts can cause blindness if not treated. There are dozens of other neurologic, degenerative, hereditary, infectious, and traumatic causes of blindness, far too many to list here. ...Read more

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Have moderate macular pucker. 1 retina specialist said it will affect my vision within 5 yrs. & another said It may never cause problem. Any opinions?

Does it bother?: Macular puckers have a wide range of effect on vision. If the vision is mildly affected and it does not bother, I generally recommend observation. If there is significant distortion that affects a persons vision performance, I often recommend surgery, regardless of visual acuity. So the key is how much does it affect a person either from poor acuity (blurriness) or distortion. ...Read more

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Can a raised retina cause night blindness?

Can a raised retina cause night blindness?

See answer: A detached retina will cause decreased vision both at night and during the day. However night blindness alone is not a usual symptom of detached retina. ...Read more

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Does blockage in arteries of retina cause vision loss?

Does blockage in arteries of retina cause vision loss?

See a retina special: Yes. Lack of blood flow due to a retinal artery occlusion can cause severe loss of vision from damage to the retina. A central retinal artery occlusion is worse than a branch retinal artery occlusion. There are no good treatments, but a systemic workup looking for an embolic source is required (carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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Can color changes in vision mean optic nerve damage?? Or retina damage? Can being under too much light cause this I'm really scared

Can color changes in vision mean optic nerve damage?? Or retina damage? Can being under too much light cause this I'm really scared

See Opthomologist!: There are too many possibilities to review in 400 words. Yes, optic nerve changes can create color changes.....but.....so can rapid changes of blood sugar (seen in diabetes) or certain forms of thyroid conditions with eyeball involvement. Certain chemicals as well as drugs can result in color vision changes. You should call your Family MD to help you get a visit with an Opthomologist (eye Doctor). ...Read more

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Does a detaching retina cause pressure in the left ear and fullness in the head?

Not really: Detached retina causes vision change or lost with floaters and flashes. It does not cause earache or headache. The patient may get eye strain from vision change. ...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?

Re-calibration: A vitrectomy removes some of the vitreous humor from the eye. Light goes thru this and is refracted in a particular manner. After vitrectomy, the amount of vitreous is different and your eye, optic nerve and brain have to re-calibrate the incoming light information and the response to it from the brain. Change requires time for adaptation. ...Read more

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I have lattice degeneration does that cause dry eyes as well as thinning of the retina?

I have lattice degeneration does that cause dry eyes as well as thinning of the retina?

Lattice Degeneration: Lattice degeneration is a condition where the retina becomes thinned and is often associated with nearsightedness. Patients who have this should have regular retinal evaluations since lattice are associated with retinal tears which can lead to a retinal detachment. Lattice degeneration is not associated with dry eyes. ...Read more