What is Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachment?

Retinal detachments are very serious conditions that require urgent intervention to rescue and preserve vision. This occurs when a hole or tear develops in the retina, allowing fluid to accumulate in the space under the retina.


Risk Factors

Symptoms that you may present include floaters, flashes of light, or a shadow in part of your vision.

Treatment for Age Related Macular Degeneration

If picked up early when it is a retinal tear before becoming a detachment, this can be treated with laser.

If it has developed into a retinal detachment, then there are 2 main ways to fix this. The first way is with a surgery called a vitrectomy, where the vitreous gel is removed from the eye and the responsible tears are identified. The retina is then pushed back in place with a gas bubble and the tears sealed with laser. The second method is with an external approach from the outside of the eye, whereby using a silicone band, the wall of the eye is pushed inwards to reattach against the retina. In this method, the breaks are usually sealed with freezing known as cryotherapy.

Eye screening is essential to detect silent eye problems, like Glaucoma, that can affect your vision before you know it.

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Drinking plenty of water can prevent dehydration, which may reduce the symptoms of dry eyes.

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