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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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I have a retinal issue. What treatment should I undergo?

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 »

I had a retinal tear in the left eye after the injury. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a man 71 years old. No ailments. A retinal tear in the left eye sustained after physical activity resulted in concurrently severe blurring and double vision in that eye. Although the laser corrective surgery successfully fixed the tear, no glasses lens could or would be able to rem...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Retinal detachment surgery is a vision-hampering surgery most of the time, and a pre-operative vision outcome is almost impossible. Your surgery is successful in retinal reattachment, but the vision is blurry. The r...  Read Full »

Can using laser 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

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 no...  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. Dadapeer. 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 »

For the past four years, I have been in a relationship with a boy who now is getting married to someone else. This situation has left me feeling deeply uncomfortable. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,For the past four years, I have been in a relationship with a boy who is now getting married to someone else. This situation has left me feeling deeply uncomfortable, especially because we had a happy relationship throughout these four years. Adding to my distress, he lives right across...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to mention that sometimes you do not have control over the situations and also with what others do but what matters is how you cope with it. I know it is easier said than done but ...  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 »

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

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 ...  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 »

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