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What Does Retinal Detachment Look Like
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
Blood: Retinal hemorrhages can occur in any of its layers: causes: diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion are most common. Vision loss is a not a typical complain at first-depends on the cause. There is no treatment recommended. Referral to the patient`s primary care doctor is recommended to rule out systemic disease. Retinal specialist or a good eye md to treat. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: This if in one eye only is usually due to disturbance of the fluids of the back of the eye or the retina. Since it can be serious, you should be evaluated for this occurrence - especially if persistent. Occipital migraines can also create this visual disturbance but will disappear in several minutes to several hours, and occurs in both eyes at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: It is difficult to tell whether there is a retinal detachment by the patient him/her self when there are vitreous detachment symptoms. Flashes and floaters are warning signs, but very non-specific. If there is peripheral vision loss that progresses and closes in on central vision, than that is quite likely a retinal detachment. Especially if accompanied or presided by flashes and or floaters. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does eye flashes due to Posterior Vitreous Detachment look like? Streaks of bright light or vision flickering on and off or is it something else?
Vitrous : what use?: Vitreous is the gel that occupies the middle of the eye ball. Lightning flashes are generated by vitreous tugging on retina during eye movement. When a posterior vitreous detachment occurs, there may initially be residual areas where the vitreous remains attached to the retina, causing these light flashes. Patients have described these flashes as "a sparkle or twinkl ...Read more
What do flashes associated with retinal detachment look like? I sometimes see very small flashes like pin pricks
LIke a flash bulb: Generally they are like a flash bulb going off and most often in the periphery of your vision. The bottom line is that you should be seen by an ophthalmologist if you have this symptom as a retinal tear is easily treated until it turns into a retinal detachment which can be blinding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract appearance: With a slit lamp (the microscope at the ophthalmologist's) cataract is very easy to see as a clouding of the natural lens. From the patient's perspective it is a very gradually progressing film over the vision and glare from lights. Patients sometimes describe it as "looking through cheeseclothe." the term cataract means waterfall, presumably as if you're looking through a waterfall. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Nothing needed: Vitreous detachment is a normal aging process of the gel that fills the back of the eye. Usually it detaches silently but sometimes it happens in a few locations with light flashes, floaters and visual changes. Since these symptoms are the same as retinal detachment these symptoms should always be evaluated by an ophthalmologist when they occur. ...Read more
Complication: Pvr is the most common cause of failure for retinal detachment surgery. Some patients have a very active healing response which creates scar tissue that pulls the retina back off. Once pvr occurs, it needs to be treated with vitrectomy and possibly a buckle and silicone oil. It is possible that multiple surgeries will be needed to stabilize the retina. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Doc ruled out retinal tear, said full pvd yet to start but there's vitreous detachment(my floaters), what is diff betwn full pvd n vitreous detachment?
Variable appearances: If eyelid or lids are involved, often an area of redness with tenderness and some swelling will occur. A wart or veruca vulgaris lesion often is less concerning. If you treat or touch the area, you risk spreading virus particles (like herpes) to the eye surface (cornea) & things can get much more complicated & dangerous including risks to vision. Best to see an eye physician & be safe! ...Read more
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