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Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Hole in Retina. An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. Read more...

Would a detached retina show up in an mri?

Possibly. An MRI is not the best test for an rd and if you are worried about one, please see a retina specialist for an exam. Direct visualization is best method. If you have vitreous hemorrhage then an ultrasound would be indicated. Occasionally, an oct is beneficial to look for shallow fluid. Get an exam! Read more...

Light flashes in eye. Can it be anything else but a detached retina?

Sure! Migraine, occipital lobe avm, vitreous separation. But you must get retinal tear/detachment ruled out promptly by ophthalmologist. Read more...
Yes. There are many retina disorders which can cause flashing lights. The most common one is a posterior vitreous detachment. This symptom is a red flag and you should see an ophthalmologist and have a dilated exam, and if needed, referral to a retina specialist. Read more...

Is it normal to have a cataract on your eye when having a detached retina?

Perhaps. Some techniques used to repair a detached retina can lead to premature cataract. An example surgery is a pars plana vitrectomy where the jelly pulling on the retina (vitreous) is removed from inside the eye. While removing the vitreous may speed up cataract development, we accept this occurence as without an atrached retina, the eye does not see. Cataract surgery may be needed down the road. Read more...
No. Cataracts and retinal detachments are different pathologic processes a cataract is simply the clouding of the natural lens. A retinal detachment involves only the retina in the back of the eye. You may be just unlucky to have both diagnoses. Sometimes a cataract will develop after retina surgery. If you have a cataract, it may need to be removed to provide visualization to fix the retina. Read more...
Yes. It is not uncommon for a cataract to be removed during a retinal detachment procedure. Cataracts are part of aging; they do not cause RDs nor do RDs cause cataracts but can be seen as part of general risks of aging in some pts. More info:[email protected] Read more...

Hi. I have recently had surgery on my eye as I had a detached retina. I work on the roads so it can be a lot of lifting. What's the recovery time?

Depends. The recovery tome following retinal reattachment surgery varies by procedure and surgeon preference. I would suggest you discuss this with the surgeon or their office. In general, restrictions are for a few days to a few weeks. For me, if you had a vitrectomy surgery plan to take it easy (no heavy lifting) for 1-2 weeks, for a scleral buckle a few days are fine. Read more...
Talk to your surgeon. It depends on the surgery that you had. It also depends on the type of detachment and location of the detachment. I usually tell my patients to plan on at least 1 week off, and sometime it may be longer. Talk to your surgeon. Read more...

I have kaleidescope vision. I'm wondering if it may be a detached retina. I've had a victrectomy. Eye gell replacmnt. Retina tears- fixed w/ laser surg

New? Needs evaluation, it may be from retinal changes but sounds as if maybe a cataract is also a possibility. See your ophthalmologist. Read more...
See eye doctor. You need to see your eye doctor for a dilated exam. You could have a new tear or retinal detachment or scar tissue pulling on the retina and needs to be looked at sooner than later. Read more...

If I had a detached retina, would an eye doctor see it?

Yes. Symptoms of retinal detachment can include flashing lights, new floaters, and/or a dark curtain coming over your vision from any direction.Near-sighted people are more prone to get retinal detachments.Eye trauma is a common cause. Most specialist eye mds (ophthalmologists) will see a possible retinal detachment the same day you call, but don't wait.If the retina stays detached, blindness can occur. Read more...
Dilated exam. Yes, a dilated exam of the retina by a qualified ophthalmologist can diagnose the condition. If there is any question, see a retina specialist. Read more...