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What kind of test is required to determine if you have a detached retina?

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Dr. Mark Michels
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Expert exam critical

A careful dilated exam by a qualified ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will likely yield the diagnosis.
If there is also vitreous blood or significant cataract, the retinal specialist will also use a B scan ultrasound to know for sure

In brief: Expert exam critical

A careful dilated exam by a qualified ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will likely yield the diagnosis.
If there is also vitreous blood or significant cataract, the retinal specialist will also use a B scan ultrasound to know for sure
Dr. Mark Michels
Dr. Mark Michels
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Must have it done soon to maximize your chances for successful repair. Do not wait if you suspect detached retina.
Dr. Christopher Gee
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get an exam

The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD.
AAO.org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better. Time is vision.

In brief: Get an exam

The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD.
AAO.org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better. Time is vision.
Dr. Christopher Gee
Dr. Christopher Gee
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: EyeMD Exam

An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina.
When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached and vision is lost. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately see an eye md if you have these symptoms. The specialist will do a dilated retina exam.

In brief: EyeMD Exam

An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina.
When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached and vision is lost. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately see an eye md if you have these symptoms. The specialist will do a dilated retina exam.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Examination

Examination by eye care specialist, and some times a b-scan (ultrasound of the eye) is required to determine if the retina is detached.
If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better.

In brief: Examination

Examination by eye care specialist, and some times a b-scan (ultrasound of the eye) is required to determine if the retina is detached.
If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a specialist the better.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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