Retinal Damage

The retina is the inner lining of the back wall of the eye, which senses the light rays and sends signals to the brain to form an image. The damage to this lining affects the vision of the eye. Old age, light, trauma, etc., might be the cause of retinal damage. Dim and distorted central vision, straight lines in vision, spots, double vision, dimming of the image, etc., are some indications for retinal damage. The damage can be repaired with the help of a laser, shrinking abnormal blood vessels, using a retinal prosthesis, injecting medicine, etc.

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I am an 18-year-old with disturbed vision. Do I have retinal issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have spectacles. I have a disturbed vision. Do I have any retinal issues? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. When was the last time you got your eyes checked? It might just be an issue of change in your power of glasses. Another issue might be vitreous degeneration which happens early in myopes or people who wear negativ...  Read Full »

Is glaucoma the only cause of blurred vision with power in eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I might have glaucoma. I have vomiting, loss of consciousness, and blurred vision 6/12 in the right eye and 6/6 in the left eye. All details are in the attached report. I can send photos. I am currently taking medicines for depression.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like you have posterior uveitis. There is a reaction in vitreous and also inflammation in the retina. However, vomiting and blackouts can be due to neurological deficits. Please get ...  Read Full »

My eye pressure is 32 mmHg. How to bring it back to the normal range?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 65 years old. I developed partial retinal detachment in the right eye. An urgent surgery was done and a silicone oil has been filled. This happened around two months back. The vision field is restored and the retina is reported to be well attached. But, about two weeks back the pres...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have described above that your both eyes got operated for cataract and multifocal intraocular lenses implanted and now you had retinal attachment surgery (most probably pars plana vitrectomy PPV plus silicone oil) about two months back, which is now causing incr...  Read Full »

What are the precautions to be taken for lattice degeneration?

Query: Hi doctor,What are the precautions should be taken in case of lattice degeneration? Also, what is the list of don'ts and do's?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to degeneration is a weak or a thin spot in retina.You need to get annual retina checkup and look for floaters or flashes.Contact retina specialist if there is a curtain-like appearance in front of your eyes. Avoid excessive strenuous activity.If a family history of re...  Read Full »

Can I play football again after retinal tear?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I play football again after a retinal tear? It has been seven months since the eye laser, and I have been great, no more flashing lights for a few months and no vision problems.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I, unfortunately, have to say no. The fact that you have had a retinal tear that had to be treated by laser tells me that you are at future risk of another tear. The tear by itself can progress to retinal detachment and can permanently decrease the visual acuity of your...  Read Full »

Why am I seeing flashes of light in side vision?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes I see flashes of light as kind of line in the side vision. That too where more light focus is there on the walls, etc. That too if I observe clearly.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Such flashes of light can be seen in a number of different conditions. A retinal examination will be able to rule out the more dangerous ocular cause-retinal detachment. Usually, such flashes can be seen in posterior vitreous detachment, which is a benign age-related...  Read Full »

My eyes got hurt. In how many days will it become normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I got hit in my right eye with a ball. I went to a doctor and he prescribed Milflox, Megabrom and Homide eye drops. Also, he said that there is nothing to worry. Now, my pupil looks enlarged. In how many days it will become normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Eye trauma can have various manifestations, including small bleed, eye pressure rise and retinal changes.In the acute stage, Homide (Homatropine hydrobromide) is given to relieve muscle spasm that arises due to inflammation. Its effect will get reversed after three days o...  Read Full »

What does retinal detachment mean?

Query: Hi doctor, While blinking my eyes, some round shaped image is appearing in my left eyelid. I seek doctor’s advice and he said that I have a retinal detachment. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The round images you see are called floaters. These are associated with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). With PVD there may be a break or hole in retina and that can lead to retinal detachment (RD). With retinal detachment initially there may be a cu...  Read Full »

What are the chances of spot in retina to grow in future?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. Recently I went through dilated retinal examination. In my left eye, there is a spot on retina since birth. I do not have any problem with the vision at present. I am myopic since 12 years old. I have attached my current myopic number. My doctor told me at pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The spot that you have mentioned is called a lattice which is basically an area of weakening in the retina. If you have no history of any retinal disease in other eye or in any family members then doctors usually observe your symptoms. They occur when this lattice conve...  Read Full »

Diabetic patient with retina problem, what treatment would be suggested?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old. I am a diabetic patient since 24 years. I have a retina problem in both the eyes. I had a laser surgery in both my eyes two years ago. It was repeated last year with three injections of Avastin and this year, the laser surgery was done only in the right eye. But, I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have diabetic edema and diabetic retinopathy in the eye. From what I have seen, the left eye is fine but, the right eye is still swollen. The laser treatment w...  Read Full »

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