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What is Retinal Detachment?

  • It is a detachment of the retina from the underlying layer of blood vessels that provides it with nutrients and oxygen. In retinal detachment, a break in the retina allows the fluid in the eye to go behind the retina.
  • Retinal detachment appears like a curtain over a part of the field of vision which gradually increases to cause a complete blackout of vision in the affected eye. If left untreated, a retinal detachment, which is also known as a detached retina, can result in permanent vision loss.

Get your retinal detachment surgery done by expert. At Tewari eye centre, we offers best retinal detachment treatment.

What-is-Retinal-Detachment

How Do I Know if I Have Retinal Detachment?

Symptoms

If you have Retinal Detachment, you may observe:

Blurred vision
Blurred Vision
Floaters & Flashes Of Light
Floaters & Flashes Of Light
Peripheral Vision Loss
Peripheral Vision Loss

Types of Retinal Detachment Surgery (Retinal Tear Treatment)

Laser Photocoagulation & Freezing Treatment (Cryopexy)Pneumatic RetinopexyScleral BuckleVitreoretinal Surgery
Both done in the initial stages of Retinal detachment when only a retinal break is present with a minimal area of detachmentPneumatic retinopathy involves putting a gas bubble in the eye in a way that it allows the retina to float and get back to its place.In this retinal detachment surgery, surgeons sew a silicon material to the sclera. This buckling indents the eyewall to a position where it allows the retina to reattach.In this surgery, micro incisions are made in the eye through which micro-instruments are inserted by specialised surgeons to complete the procedure and reattach the retina. At the end of the procedure, silicon oil liquid or a specialised gas is left within the eye cavity to provide support to enable attachment of the retina. With the advancement in medical technology, this surgery is one of the most common for complex retinal detachment.
Our team of one of the best retina specialists in India is well equipped for laser photocoagulation where they put a laser beam into the eye to create a burn around the retinal tear. The burn creates a scar sealing the retina to the underlying tissue.This retinal detachment treatment (retinal tear treatment) is usually done with laser surgery to ensure the retina stays in its right position permanently.This is one of the most popular surgeries for uncomplicated retinal detachments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can have a retinal detachment, but some people are at higher risk. You are at higher risk if:

  • You or a family member has had a retinal detachment before
  • You’ve had a serious eye injury
  • You’ve had eye surgery, like surgery to treat cataracts

Some other problems with your eyes may also put you at higher risk, including:

  • Diabetic retinopathy (a condition in people with diabetes that affects blood vessels in the retina)
  • Extreme nearsightedness (myopia), especially degenerative myopia
  • Posterior vitreous detachment (when the gel-like fluid in the center of the eye pulls away from the retina)
  • Certain other eye diseases, including retinoschisis or lattice degeneration

If you’re concerned about your risk for retinal detachment, talk with your eye doctor.

There’s no way to prevent retinal detachment — but you can lower your risk by wearing safety goggles or other protective eye gear when doing risky activities like playing sports.

If you experience any symptoms of retinal detachment, go to your eye doctor or the emergency room right away. Early treatment can help prevent permanent vision loss.

It’s also important to get comprehensive dilated eye exams regularly. A dilated eye exam can help your eye doctor find a small retinal tear or detachment early, before it starts to affect your vision.

If you see any warning signs of a retinal detachment, your eye doctor can check your eyes with a dilated eye exam. The exam is simple and painless — your doctor will give you some eye drops to dilate (widen) your pupil and then look at your retina at the back of your eye. 

If your eye doctor still needs more information after a dilated eye exam, you may get an ultrasound or an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan of your eye. Both of these tests are painless and can help your eye doctor see the exact position of your retina.

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