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What is involved in retinal cryopexy in the case of retinal detachment?

What is involved in retinal cryopexy in the case of retinal detachment?

Cryopexy: Retinal cryopexy usually involves the placement of a local anesthetic followed by a nearly painless application of cold (cryo) that creates an inflamed area to which the detached area adheres. Sometimes, a gas bubble is also used to bring the retina closer to the eye wall. ...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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Why do you get retinal detachment?

Why do you get retinal detachment?

Often unknown: The majority of retinal detachments happen when the fluids inside the eye shift or shrink inwards, taking a small piece of the retina with it, causing a tear, which then leads to a detachment. This happens without obvious cause, often in middle age. In some cases, the detachment occurs after a trauma like a blow to the head, or eye surgery. Most retinal detachments can be successfully repaired. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for retinal detachment?

Mainly myopia: The single biggest risk factor for developing a retinal detachment is myopia (nearsightedness), esp. if the glasses prescription is stronger than -6.00 diopter (high myopia). Additional risk factors include family history of retinal detachment, history of trauma to an eye, history of eye surgery (intraocular like cataract, vitrectomy etc.) ...Read more

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Is retinal detachment rare at the age of 15?

Is retinal detachment rare at the age of 15?

Seen in Older Adults: Retinal detachment occurs more often as one ages, usually above the 6th decade which is when the vitreous gel begins to collapse. Retinal detachments in teenagers are commonly associated with trauma or hereditary conditions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a retinal detachment?

See below: New or worse eye floaters, flashing lights, or loss of peripheral vision could be a retinal detachment. This symptoms always require an urgent dilated retinal examination. Do not delay. ...Read more

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How can you see if I have retinal detachment ?

How can you see if I have retinal detachment ?

Get Seen: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read more

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How do I know that I have a retinal detachment?

How do I know that I have a retinal detachment?

Get Seen: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or "greying" of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for retinal detachment?

What people are at risk for retinal detachment?

Retinal detachment: Very nearsighted people have retinas that are stretched thin on the edges. They have an increased risk of tearing and then detaching the retina. Boxers and other fighters risk impact to the eye that can cause retinal detachments. Diabetics can form retinopathy that leads to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have retinal detachment?

How do you know if you have retinal detachment?

See an eye doctor: You may have new/worse symptoms like flashes, floaters, or partial obstruction of your vision (like a veil or curtain). The only way to know is to have a dilated retinal exam. A retina specialist is required to repair a retinal detachment. If you think you may have one, you must go immediately to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure to retinal detachment?

Is there a permanent cure to retinal detachment?

See a retina special: Retinal detachments can be treated in the office with laser, freezing treatment (cryoretinopexy), and gas injection; or it can be treated in the operating room with scleral buckle, pars plana vitrectomy, laser, cryoretinopexy, gas, or silicone oil injection. It all depends on the kind and severity of the detachment. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila 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


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more