Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is an emergency condition in which the retina of the eye gets pulled away from its normal position. It leads to the separation of retinal cells from the blood vessel layer that provides nourishment and supplies oxygen to the eye. It may increase the risk of permanent loss of vision of the affected eye if left untreated.

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My son had ROP and suffered a partially detached retina and lost his vision in that eye. Can his retina and vision be restored?

Query: Hello doctor, My son was born three months premature and now he is 36 years old. He had ROP and suffered a partially detached retina and lost most of his vision in that eye. It was never repaired because we were told it was not detected soon enough. Are there any advancements in treatment where h...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Science is evolving rapidly and a lot of research is directed toward restoring vision in people with retinal problems. Unfortunately, there is no proven treatment for restoring immature retinas, though retinal transplants are being tried for people with other r...  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 is there a white haze sometimes?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes, when I am doing stuff, my vision makes it seem like there is a white haze, like heaven, I guess. Like everything has a white haze light. It is pure not like fog or a dirty color. Sometimes it lasts a few minutes, other times a few seconds. Sometimes I see it, other times we...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a number of causes which could lead to such a problem. In the eyes, macular degeneration can cause problems like a distortion of images, also called metamorphopsia and a drop in vision. Retinal detachment can cause flashes of light which come and go in an i...  Read Full »

How long does it take for uveitis to damage the eyes permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been diagnosed with posterior idiopathic uveitis, and she also has type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis was made about six weeks ago, and three weeks ago she was put on Prednisone, but I am not sure. Her eyesight was originally blurred around the periphery, which became clear...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Permanent vision damage occurs due to many causes like cystoid macular edema, glaucoma, or neovascularization, leading to retinal detachment. It is tough to comment if any of these will happen to your kid or not.Moreover, it is tough to predict the occurrence of this c...  Read Full »

Can divergent eye squint be treated with surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a complete retinal detachment in my left eye from an early age (11 to 12), went to many places including renowned eye care hospitals but nothing worked. Anyways, after a few days my left eye started to go outward and within a short time went completely outward (divergent squint...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhavna G.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, as you have mentioned that you have had a total retinal detachment (RD) in your LE during childhood, I would like to emphasize on the fact that RD surgery will not help in improving your vision. The squint you are talking about is an adaptive mechanism of the e...  Read Full »

What is the most common cause of retinal detachment in diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my mother's retinal detachment. She has diabetes and hypertension. I have an x-ray of her eye. She is currently located abroad and I would love to have a second opinion on what process she should be taking.  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me first reassure you, your mother case seems to be not urgent. Judging by the information you gave and the attached O.C.T scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have done: -The left eye seems quite normal. -The right eye has some macular edema....  Read Full »

I have blurry visual disturbances in my left eye, I am short-sighted, and I have migraines. Can this be a sign of retinal detachment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am severely short-sighted and currently have a blurry area in my left lower eye area. It is like having a smudge on my glasses, but it moves along with my eyes. I faced visual disturbance for around two hours, and there were no other symptoms. I have a migraine and have experienced a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned, you are highly myopic, and high myopia is a risk factor for retinal detachment. A blurry image moving with eye movement suggests a floater, which is nothing but a shadow of anything in front of the retina. These floaters are usually benign. The only w...  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 »

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