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Diagnosis of Retina, Vitreous disorders with diabetic retinopathy, retinal angiograms, age related macular degeneration, surgical management and treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.What is Retina?
The retina is the layer of neurosensory tissue lines the back, inside wall of the eyes
2.Why do we need to consult a retina specialist if one is diabetic?
To rule out any vitreo damage at the back of the eye (retinopathy) is a common complication of diabetes. If left untreated, it can get worse and cause some loss of vision, or blindness in severe cases.
3.What is retinal detachment?
The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss.
In some cases there may be small areas of the retina that are torn. These areas, called retinal tears or retinal breaks, can lead to retinal detachment.
4.What are the different types of retinal detachment?
There are three different types of retinal detachment:
•Rhegmatogenous[reg-ma-TAH-jenous] •Tractional

Causes and Risk Factors

5.Who is at risk for retinal detachment?
•A retinal detachment can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over age 40. It affects men more than women, and Whites more than African Americans.
•A retinal detachment is also more likely to occur in people who:
•Are extremely nearsighted
•Have had a retinal detachment in the other eye
•Have a family history of retinal detachment
•Have had cataract surgery
•Have other eye diseases or disorders, such as retinoschisis, uveitis, degenerative myopia, or lattice degeneration
•Have had an eye injury
•Symptoms and Detection
6.What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?
Symptoms include a sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are little specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye. Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over the field of vision. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal detachment should see an eye care professional immediately.

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