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What is fractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy?
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Dr. Edward Meier
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Meier
Dr. Edward Meier
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tractional
New abnormal blood vessels and membranes can grow over the surface of the retina in diabetics.
These can contract, causing the retina to detach. This requires vitrectomy surgery if severe enough.

In brief: Tractional
New abnormal blood vessels and membranes can grow over the surface of the retina in diabetics.
These can contract, causing the retina to detach. This requires vitrectomy surgery if severe enough.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology
In brief: Tractional
Scar tissue and abnormal blood vessels can pull on the retinal, causing a detachment.

In brief: Tractional
Scar tissue and abnormal blood vessels can pull on the retinal, causing a detachment.
Dr. William Constad
Dr. William Constad
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