Retinal Tears

Retinal tears refer to the break or tear that occurs in the light-sensitive layer of the retina. The symptoms of a retinal tear include blurred vision, flashes of light, sudden onset of black spots or floaters, and may present with curtain-like shadow in the peripheral vision. This may progress to retinal detachment. It can usually be managed by laser or cryotherapy (cold therapy). Surgery is indicated in severe cases of retinal detachment.

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Does having sexual intercourse impact the laser eye surgery performed three days?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pan-retinal photocoagulation laser (PRP laser) in my retina about three or four days ago. Can I have sexual intercourse after this treatment or is it safer to wait?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can involve in sexual activities. This particular laser treatment has no relation with intercourse. I hope this helps. Regards. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

My eyelids seems to droop even when I am in a relaxed state. Is it due to ptosis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the past 12 months, my eyelids seem to droop when in a normal or relaxed state. It takes an effort to perform any kind of activity. I am doing eye exercises, but their effects are temporary. My eyelids close even more often after I use mobile or laptop. Could it be ptosis? If yes, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your photos very carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant ptosis in your eyes. Recently acquired ptosis, which worsens with efforts, is suggestive of myasthenia gravis. I would recommend you to consult a local...  Read Full »

Got a blunt injury in my eye. Will it get cured?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a bit of blunt trauma in my right eye. Now it appears as if I have a pooped blood vessel. The bone beneath my right eye hurts when any palpating pressure is applied to it. Between my cornea and pupil, I can see a pool of blood. My eye does not hurt and my vision is fine...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. A small blood vessel bleeds and then a blood clot is formed. This clot will get resorbed on its own and it takes around one or two weeks to go away. This does not require any specific treatment. You can consult a local ophthal...  Read Full »

My grandmother has eye floaters with minimal eyesight. Please suggest solution.

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 65 years old. She has a problem with eye flashes for four years. She complaints of getting lights in her eyes in various shapes like stars, sparks, and pictures of various colors. She is left with only 5% eyesight. Please recommend the best medicine and eye drops for...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Flashes are usually due to retinal problems like retinal tears, or detachment. Floaters in diabetics can be due to blood in the vitreous. These have to be treated with lasers, retinal surgeries and/or intravitreal Avastin injections. As she is left with only 5% of visio...  Read Full »

What causes floating images in the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old, and I see some floating images and sometimes see a small flash of light in both the eyes. I consulted a doctor, who told me to take Vesoret capsule and use Nevanac eye drops for three months. But after using it for three months, there is no difference. Please give me so...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to know if you wear glasses. If yes, then what is your refraction? Secondly, these floating images are called as vitreous floaters, which are harmless but bothering. These are physiological changes. Thirdly, since you are complaining of flash, for th...  Read Full »

Why do I suddenly see large floaters in my eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Suddenly, I am having large floaters in my eyes. Is it possible that it will decrease with time? How long will it take to decrease?  Read Full »

Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you have floaters. Eye floaters are because of problems in the posterior part of the eye involving vitreous and retina. Hence, this requires evaluation by indirect ophthalmoscopy, to rule out vitreous degenerations...  Read Full »

Can frequent eye flashes mean retinal tear?

Query: Hello doctor,I sometimes see flashes or running light in my eyes since last one and a half year. They come once in 3 to 4 months. I can see only flashes for 10 minutes, after then my vision is back to normal. I consulted a doctor around a month back she even checked my retina and vision both were fi...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Flashes are seen in retinal tears, but they are also seen in various other conditions. It is great that you have got your retina evaluated. But in the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is nothing mentioned which requires Toba DM or Flu...  Read Full »

Can laser be used to treat eye floaters and retinal tears?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I have eye floaters in both my eyes. I am suffering from nearsightedness, and I have retinal tears. I consulted several doctors, but I did not get proper answers. The topic of eye floaters is not studied well in my country. My ophthalmologist says that I should do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your problem but do not be depressed, because everybody has to pass this phase of vitreous floaters. Some have it early due to myopia, and some have it in old age. These are definitely bothering, but it should settle and will take their own time. There is ...  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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

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 »

Can I play football again after retinal tear?

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

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