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Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

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Retinal detachments occur when the retina is separated from the surrounding tissue. If the retinal detachments happened, it must be treated, because the retina cannot do its duties while it is affected by this disorder and the failure to treat it can lead to permanent blindness. The retinal detachment of the eye is usually because of the retina’s teat and can cause eye damage and cataract surgery. Retinal detachment treatment means ways to overcome this problem. It should be noted that the treatment of this disease is almost always carried out through surgery.

Duration of treatment

It can be said that depending on the severity of retinal detachment in the patient, there are various treatments for this disease and the duration of treatment is also various in different persons, so it is probably right to say that the duration of treatment is not fixed and depends on the choice of treatment.

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The doctor will pour droplets into the patient’s eyes to allow the pupil to dilate, then he will examine the patient’s eyes with great care and attention. When the severity of the injury has been determined, the doctor will choose the best treatment for the patient.

Preoperative care, procedure, postoperative care

Depending on the severity of the damage to the retina, one of these methods will be selected to treat this disease:

  • pneumatic retinopexy
  • scleral buckle
  • laser or fusion
  • vitrectomy

Before the surgery

According to the method, before the surgery, it is likely to pour some drops into the patient’s eyes and anesthetized him.

During the operation

Pneumatic Retinopexy is a technique in which a small gas bubble is injected into the patient’s eye and this bubble will return the retina to its main location.

In the scleral buckle way, there are some silicone bands which are wrapped around the outer surface to restore the retina to its main location. These strips are not visible and usually remain on the eye.

If the retinal detachment is detected in its early stages, laser or fusion ways can be used as the lighter methods.

Vitrectomy is an operation which in the process the vitreous layer is detached from the eye so that it can be accessed behind the eye and restore the retina to its main place.

These procedures are performed with the local anesthetic and last for 1-2 hours; however, it should be noted that this time can vary according to the chosen method for treating this disorder.

After the surgery

It is likely that after the surgery the eye will be inflamed and painful or swollen for a while. Most of the operations are required for the patient to take rest for the recovery.

Important points about the operation

Possible risk includes the followings:

  • Bleeding within the eyes
  • More ruptures retina
  • A bruise around the eyes
  • High pressure or swelling in the eye (which is also known as glaucoma)
  • Eyes lens blur(cataract)
  • Eye infection

Prescribing for

  • retinal detachments

Duration of hospitalization

There is no need for hospitalization in the process of curing the retinal detachments.

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FAQ

What problems in eyes can lead to retinal detachments?

The damages which are caused by shotguns, tennis, golf, football, boxing and car accidents can lead to retinal detachments.

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

At first, you may not experience the symptoms of this disorder. After a while, you will experience a “dark curtain” on your vision which is inserted slowly and this curtain will block your sight from one side (the location of this event depends on where the retina is separated from). When the process of separation reaches the midpoint of the retina, the person’s vision becomes suddenly and severely blurred. Over the time, this curtain will obscure the patients sight as long as he can only see the intense light.

What are the ways to prevent retinal detachments?

Knowing the symptoms of this disorder is the best way to defend yourself. If you have been experiencing the symptoms of the disease, go straight to a specialist immediately.

Is the retinal detachment a common phenomenon?

No, retinal detachment is not a very common phenomenon. Only 6 to 8 out of every 10000 people experience this disorder. Retinal detachment can occur at any age, but it is more likely to be around 40-65 years old and later.

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