About  Retina Treatment

The retina in the eye is the light-sensitive layer which passes visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is moved or pulled from its normal position. retina-treatmentIn that scenario, if the retinal detachment is not treated properly, it can lead to permanent vision loss. In some of the cases minimal tear of retina can lead to retinal detachment.

FAQs on Retina Treatment

What are retina problems?

There are several diseases of retina.

  • Macular degeneration – a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision.
  • Diabetic eye disease.
  • Retinal detachment – a medical emergency, when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye.
  • Retinoblastoma – cancer of the retina. It is most common in young children

How do you get a detached retina?

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position

How common is a retinal detachment?

A break in the retina can occur from a posterior vitreous detachment, injury to the eye, or inflammation of the eye. Other risk factors include being short sighted previous cataract surgery and diabetic retinopathy. Retinal detachments affect between 0.5 to 1 people per 10,000 per year

What causes a detached retina in the eye?

Vitreous gel, the clear material that fills the eyeball, is attached to the retina in the back of the eye. As we get older, the vitreous may change shape, pulling away from the retina. If the vitreous pulls a small area of the retina with it, it causes a retinal tear. As fluid seeps through the tear, it lifts the retina, causing retinal detachment.

What causes a tear in the retina?

Inflammation (swelling) or nearsightedness (myopia) may cause the vitreous to pull away and result in retinal detachment

What are the symptoms of detached retina?

Symptoms include a sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye. Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over the field of vision. A retinal detachment is an ophthalmic emergency

What does it look like when you have a torn retina?

Floaters and flashes in themselves are quite common and do not always mean you have a retinal tear or detachment. However, if they are suddenly more severe and you notice you are losing vision,or have a curtain like loss of vision in any direction you should see your ophthalmologist right away

How long does it take for a detached retina to heal?

Retinal detachment surgery is normally followed by a short recovery at the hospital before returning home. Patients can often return to normal activity one to two weeks after surgery. Travelling should be avoided for some time, and increases in altitude should be avoided until cleared by the surgeon.

What is a retina surgery?

Retinal detachment repair is eye surgery to place a retina back into its normal position. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Detachment means that it has pulled away from the layers of tissue around it. Almost all retinal detachments can be repaired with scleral buckle surgery, pneumatic retinopexy, or vitrectomy. But even with such a high rate of success for surgery, it is important to act quickly. The longer you wait to have surgery, the lower the chances that good vision will be restored.

When does the vision return after a retinal surgery?

Visual improvements should be expected to begin two weeks after surgery, and within six weeks postoperative vision improvement should be complete. The retina may continue to heal for a year or more, and it may take months for vision to stabilize after surgery.

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