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What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?

Detached Retina: It is actually a tractional retinal detachment. When diabetes causes the retinal blood vessels to die, the retina grows new blood vessels that are disorganized and of poor quality. They grow into the gel that fills the eye called the vitreous. This causes the vitreous to contract and pulls the retina off the back to the eye. That is a tractional retinal detachment. It often needs surgery. ...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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How long is it supposed to it take for diabetic retinopathy to cause retinal detachment?

Rarely occurs: Most cases, retinopathy does not cause detachment. This happens usually when the diabetic retinopathy is so severe that hemorrhage and scarring develop that causes the retina to be pulled up with the scar tissue. By then, patients will usually have been followed by a retinal specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to implant bionic sub-retinal photoreceptors close to damaged retinal cells from trauma or diabetic retinopathy to make them function better?

Is it possible to implant bionic sub-retinal photoreceptors close to damaged retinal cells from trauma or diabetic retinopathy to make them function better?

Maybe: Currently the argus ii is fda approved for use in eyes for a stringent subset of retinitis pigmentosa patients however, they have looked at implants for use in patients with other photoreceptor diseases such as macular degeneration. Who knows if the indications will extend to other things. There is a group on germany who is looking at subretinal implants. Argus ii is a epiretinal implant. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...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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What can I use for diabetic retinopathy if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for diabetic retinopathy if I don't have a doctor?

Find a doctor: Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Any damage produced by this condition is irreversible. The best treatment is prevention by having regular dilated eye exams. You must find an eye doctor who treats diabetic eye disease as soon as you can and have your eyes examined. ...Read more

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My dad is diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. He didn't say any details, but i'm so scared. Is he going to be blind? He is 65.

My dad is diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. He didn't say any details, but i'm so scared. Is he going to be blind? He is 65.

Treatable : Diabetic retinopathy has to be followed over time by an ophthalmologist it is a treatable condition and does not necessarily mean that your father will go completely blind good luck. ...Read more

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Who's most at risk for diabetic retinopathy?

Who's most at risk for diabetic retinopathy?

Duration and control: The longer you have diabetes, usually more than 10 years and worse the sugar control is, the higher the risk. Diabetic retinopathy results in leakage and bleeding from retinal blood vessels from years of high blood sugars. Without proper treatment, this can lead to visual impairment ...Read more

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Can eyesight return after having a diabetic retinopathy?

Can eyesight return after having a diabetic retinopathy?

Sometimes: If bleeding inside the eye is the cause, the bleeding may clear (or may need to be removed with surgery), after which vision will return. Also, laser treatment for swelling may result in improvement in vision about 1/3 of the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Retinopathy (Definition)

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where the chronic high blood glucose of a diabetic damages the small vessels of the retina of the eye. There are often no symptoms until ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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