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RETINAL DETACHMENT TREATMENT

Treatment

RETINAL DETACHMENT TREATMENT

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A detached retina describes a condition in which the retina comes away from its supporting tissues at the back of the eye. The retina is a thin layer of light sensitive nerve cells and a healthy retina is imperative to clear vision. Retinal detachment can occur due to damage, trauma or injury, inflammation or structural changes to the eye that occur over time.

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Duration

Long Term

ANAESTHETIC

ANAESTHETIC

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RECOVERY

RECOVERY

Dependent on Treatment

LEARN MORE ABOUT RETINAL DETACHMENT TREATMENT

Symptoms of retinal detachment may include; sudden flashes of light in the peripheral vision (outside of the central field of vision), a sudden increase in floaters (black strand like debris in the field of vision that appear to be floating and are particularly noticeable when looking at a plain surface), shadowing of the peripheral vision that appears to be moving toward the central field of vision and a sensation that a semi transparent curtain is covering / impairing the vision.

Depending on the type and severity of retinal detachment, the appropriate type of surgery required will vary. In essence, all retinal detachment surgery aims to repair holes or tears in the retina and / or traction or pulling. The outlook for retinal detachment surgery is very good, with up to 90% of cases being successful.

QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED ABOUT RETINAL DETACHMENT TREATMENT

Your ophthalmologist will carry out a full health check of your eyes if you present any of the aforementioned symptoms.The pupils will be dilated using drops and then examined. They may also choose to take a scan of the eye by way of ultrasound or optical coherence tomography.

If left untreated, blindness or vision loss is almost certain. Retinal detachment is treatable by surgery, so if you suspect you may have a detached retina, contact REAL today.

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