Retinal Detachment


Do You Understand Retinal Detachment?

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A retinal detachment can lead to the loss of central vision.

A retinal detachment requires immediate medical care, as it can lead to the loss of central vision.

Patients who have undergone cataract surgery have a higher risk of developing a retinal detachment.

Retinal detachment causes include being highly myopic (nearsighted), patients who have experienced trauma to the eye, and patients who have undergone cataract surgery.

Floaters aren't a symptom of a retinal detachment.

Retinal detachment symptoms include flashes of light, floaters and loss of peripheral vision. However, some patients don’t notice any symptoms, or only notice an issue when they lose vision.

Your ophthalmologist will usually recommend the scleral buckle procedure first.

A patient’s age and their previous ocular history, including history of surgery, do have implications in terms of what type of repair your vitreoretinal surgeon might choose to use.

There are three types of surgery your ophthalmologist may recommend.

Your ophthalmologist may suggest scleral buckle, pneumatic retinopexy or vitrectomy to repair a retinal detachment.

Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at risk, and because there are often no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, regular eye exams combined with proper diabetes management is essential.