Can a detached retina change your eye if left untreated?

3 types of this: Rhegmatogenous (from retinal tears) and tractional retinal detachments (from scar tissue) can cause loss of vision and perhaps of the eye. Serous retinal detachments are different: they are from tumors, inflammation, congenital defects, vascular disease, etc. You must see a retina specialist to decipher this.
Yes. Not sure what you mean by change? But retinal detachment left untreated can lead to blindness and or pthisis (shutting down of the eye and shrinkage) leading to cosmetic concerns and possibly severe pain and ultimately the need for removal of the eye.

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How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

Severely. The silicone oil will affect the sight, but eventually it can be removed. Also, the retinal detachment which required silicone oil was likely severe and that will affect your sight even more. Read more...
Blurry. It will leave the vision blurry until it is removed depending on the condition of the retina. Read more...
Farsighted. Silicone oil induces far sightedness while it is in the eye. This will be reversible when it and when is removed. Read more...

I think I have a detached retina what do I do? I saw flashing lights I week ago now I have a veil over eye

Go NOW . You must go now to see an ophthalmologist. If you don't want to lose your eye. Read more...
See an eye doctor. A retinal detachment, if untreated, will lead to permanent loss of vision in the affected eye. Until you can get to the eye doctor, remain still, avoid heavy lifting. Because surgery may be required, you should avoid eating anything. 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:eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. 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...

I had two catarac surgeries and one detached retina now I see halos around my eyes?

Seek out help. These events are unusual. You should call your eye surgeon for more information and treatment options. Good luck. Read more...
Possible. . Unfortunately, retinal detachment occurs not uncommonly after cataract surgery in about one to two cases per hundred cataract surgeries. Halos can be a function of the intraocular lens that is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery. They can be a function of uncorrected or over corrected refractive error. Also, the condition of the retina is obviously a factor. Read more...

Can an optometrist detect a torn or detached retina when she dilates my eyes for the exam?

Most likely. If you feel that they or any eye doctor can not for some reason, then you could get a second opinion with a retina specialist. Read more...
It Depends. Optometry training is limited compared to a board certified md ophthalmologist. Some optometrists are capable of carefully examining the peripheral retina and detecting damage. Most are not, in my experience. If you have a concern about this, you should see a board certified ophthalmologist. Read more...