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Is surgery always needed for detached retina?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Depends on size, location, chronicity, visual potential, mechanism, etc.

In brief: No

Depends on size, location, chronicity, visual potential, mechanism, etc.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Some retina detachments like from Vogt Kogt Harada syndrome resolve with oral steroids!!!
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Almost always

Most detachments of the retina will progress unless stopped by medical intervention.
A few rare ones spontaneously develop a demarcation stopping point in a far peripheral detachment. The risk of progression is high, and the risk to vision is likewise high. Always have this evaluation if you have the symptoms: light flashes, many floaters, vision changes, cloudiness. See a retinal specialist.

In brief: Almost always

Most detachments of the retina will progress unless stopped by medical intervention.
A few rare ones spontaneously develop a demarcation stopping point in a far peripheral detachment. The risk of progression is high, and the risk to vision is likewise high. Always have this evaluation if you have the symptoms: light flashes, many floaters, vision changes, cloudiness. See a retinal specialist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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