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How do I ensure I do not get Retinal Detachment?

I am at high risk for retinal detachment because I am very near sighted. I have a -12.50 in each eye., and onnly 21. There is a tiny hole in my retina right now. While I don't box or anything like that, I was wondering if I could still ride roller coasters, and do normal things like jog and such.

You cannot prevent most cases of retinal detachment.

Some eye injuries can damage the retina and cause detachment. You can reduce your risk of these types of injuries if you:

Wear safety glasses when you use a hammer or saw, work with power tools or yard tools such as weed eaters and lawn mowers, or do any activity that might result in small objects flying into your eye.
Wear special sports glasses or goggles during boxing, racquetball, soccer, squash, and other sports in which you might receive a blow to the eye.
Use appropriate safety measures when you use fireworks or firearms.
Diabetes puts you at greater risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that can lead to tractional retinal detachment. If you have diabetes, you can help control and prevent eye problems by having regular eye exams and by keeping your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible.

Treating a retinal tear can often prevent retinal detachment, but not all tears need treatment. The decision to treat a tear depends on whether the tear is likely to progress to a detachment. For more information,
you should always consult your eye doctor because they know your specific eye condition and can better give you a responsible assessment.  (+ info)

Can someone explain a brain hemorrhage to me please?

when i was 8 in 2002 my mum had a brain hemorrhage and i didn't really understand it. and i still don't, can someone explain please?

Intracerebral hemorrhage is focal bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain parenchyma. The cause is usually hypertension. Blood from an intracerebral hemorrhage accumulates as a mass that can dissect through and compress adjacent brain tissues, causing neuronal dysfunction. Large hematomas increase intracranial pressure. Cerebellar hematomas that are > 3 cm in diameter may cause midline shift or herniation. Herniation, midbrain or pontine hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, acute hydrocephalus, or dissection into the brain stem can impair consciousness and cause coma and death.

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My dad has a vitreous hemorrhage. What to do so he can regain his vision?

A vitreous hemorrhage is when a blood vessel ruptures in the retina. His vision has depleted tremendously and he can't judge where things are on top of that. If anyone can help, it would be very appreciated.

Is he also diabetic? Is it in one eye?
I am not an expert by any means but from I have come across regarding retinal conditions i have learned that the eye can clear up at least some of the blood floating in the vitreous but that takes at least a month. Again, I might be totally wrong.
What I am sure of is that if the vitreous does not clear up on its own or that vision is still very poor out of that eye after a few months, then a vitrectomy is an option.
Vitrectomies can lead to more eye problems but will usually restore vision.  (+ info)

Do they consider dying from a brain hemorrhage natural courses?

My husband passed away three months ago from a brain hemorrhage. I was left with a few unanswered questions and 1 of them is that on the death certificate they stated that he died of natural couses. It's that what is suppose to say?

Death by natural cause is basically any organic disease process, like a stroke, heart disease, cancer, or hemorrhage, so yes, it would be normal for the cause of death to be listed as "natural", even though that is a legal classfication as opposed to a scientific medical one. Sorry for your loss.  (+ info)

Can acute stress lead to something as serious as a brain hemorrhage?

I've been following the condition of rocker Bret Michaels after he suffered a massive brain hemorrhage a couple of days ago. I'd seen him on Celebrity Apprentice a couple of times, and knew he'd suffered from juvenile diabetes most of his life. And on one show he broke down after his daughter became ill, and then got word she might also have the condition. With his recent emergency appendectomy, complications, and him working at a faster pace than usual, could these things have combined to lead to a hemorrhage?

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Can I have a brain hemorrhage and be alive still with no seizures?

Two years ago when I was swimming I hit my head hard and to this day I have pain in my sup occipital g and almost half of my brain. The only are not affected is the right side of my brain. The pains are so agonizing that I cry when I get one. I have painful headaches, change in vision, loss of cordination and balance which are some of the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage. But I don't have seizures so is it possible to have a brain hemorrhage and not have seizures?

The brain does not feel pain- pain only comes from structures around the brain.

It is possible that you are actually having seizures in your occipital region. A seizure in medical terminology does not automatically mean that you pass out and flail around, it means that you have uncontrolled electrical activity in your brain. Brain injury can definitely cause this kind of problem.

Also, it is possible that you have an unresolved subdural hematoma, or it is also possible that you have a migraine disorder. Bad muscular or nerve injury from the impact could also be at work. You definitely should go to a doctor about this since it is causing you so much trouble.  (+ info)

How risky is retinal detachment surgery?

im 11 years old ( PLEASE dont report me for being under age) How risky is a retinal detachment surgery?
im asking this because I am lately experiencing floaters and specs of light in my vision. I am very worried my retinal is becoming detached. other info is welcomed thx

If you are not myopic, and especially if you are not a severe myope, like you don't wear glasses with thick lenses, then you should not worry.
Get your eyes checked up by an ophthalmologist to rule out any major problems. But the causes of floaters or the specs of light are usually benign, meaning nothing serious.
If one or both of your eyes are undergoing detachment, your vision loss would usually be total in max a couple of weeks, usually a few days. So if you don't see any vision loss then there is not much to worry about.  (+ info)

Anyone else know about venous angioma or petechial hemorrhage?

My 5 month old had a seizure and the MRI revealed a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage. We have Dr. Google'd these phrases and are seeing a specialist in Denver on Thursday, but I was wondering if anyone has more information?

The appearance of a petechial hemorrhage is not necessarily cause for alarm or panic, as it can be caused by a variety of factors. If the markings do not go away or they grow worse, however, it can be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition which requires attention. These markings can also indicate that someone is experiencing recurrent physical abuse.

Venous Angioma - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Venous angioma is also called venous malformation of the brain or development venous anomalies. It is a small tangle of abnormal veins. Venous angiomas are the most common brain vascular malformation, occurring in approximately 2 percent to 3 percent of people. In most cases, venous angiomas cause no signs or symptoms. They are often found incidentally on brain imaging studies, such as computerized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging done for some other reason. Skin growths, rashes and blemishes can often be a host of many different things. This is why it is important to recognize what type of skin disorder you may have and what treatments are available. Being armed with this knowledge will make it easier for you to select the appropriate treatment for yourself. Angioma refers to the overgrowth of blood vessels in the skin. These lesions that form are often benign and they can appear bluish in color. They can range in size from .1 to 3 centimeters.

The exact cause of venous angioma is not known. Yet there are some risk factors which seem to contribute in this disease.
They are thought to be nonhereditary i.e., they are not caused in you from your parents.
Venous angiomas are considered congenital anomalies i.e. persons are born with these lesions. They don't simply develop these in later life.
Most venous angiomas occur alone, while some are associated with other vascular malformations such as cavernous hemangiomas.
A typical cavernous angioma looks somewhat like a raspberry, but it can range in size from microscopic to inches in diameter.
It is made of multiple little bubbles (caverns) of various sizes, filled with blood and lined by a special layer of cells.
A cavernous angioma can cause seizures, stroke symptoms, hemorrhages, and headache.
Hemorrhage from a venous angioma is a very rare event. It is more likely to occur if the venous angioma is associated with a cavernous hemangioma.
Most venous angiomas are never detected unless the patient has a brain scan for another reason.
Sometimes Venous Angiomas may bleed or bother you. It is a severe condition and you need to have a medical consultation.
Treatment for Venous Angioma is not recommended because it can be very complicated and also it could damage other parts of the brain if disturbed. Also treatment may lead to complications such as stroke.
If the venous angioma causes problem than some treatment can be done. Stereotactic radio surgery is an important option in this disease and hemorrhagic cavernous malformations. The procedure is relatively contraindicated in patients with concomitant venous angiomas because of the high incidence of post treatment morbidity.  (+ info)

The seriousness of retinal detachment and how are high myopians prone to get it?

I'm a high myopian.( short sightedness) My one eye is -6 and the other one is -4.5. I'm 20. Retinal detachment is in my family history too. ( An uncle of mine had got it when he was around 50)

!. Am i prone to get retinal detachment?

2. how often should i get my eyes checked?

3. What are the cures for it if i get it?

4. Do they have any side effects?


Hi. I work as an RN for five retinal surgeons and periodically check questions regarding the retina. Because you have myopia your eye is longer and retina is thinner and more fragile than normal and therefore more prone to detachments and tears. Being that you have a family history of detachments, this also increases your risk. We have treated patients as young as fourteen for a retinal detachment so while it is not common at a young age, severe myopia with a family history can definetly increase your risk. I would recommend getting an eye exam every 6 months to a year. The biggest symptoms to watch out for are floaters and lightening flashes of light that occur mostly at night. If a retinal detachment does occur do not worry, you will not go blind if it is caught early enough. With someone who is aware enough of the risks to your retina that you took the time to post this question, you sound responsible enough to get your eye examined and watch for signs and symptoms so that you detect things early. If a retina detaches and stays detached for long periods of time, it can pull off the macula which is responsible for the central vision in your eyes and that can definetly cause a loss of vision that is usually irreparable even with surgery. If the retina detaches and is caught before the macula comes off, there are many procedures we can do to treat it depending on the severity of the detachment. Laser in the office can be done if it's a tear and it's basically using heat to seal it back down. We can also do a treatment called pneumatic retinopexy which is where we inject sf6 gas into the eye with a needle which creates an air bubble that pushes the retina down to place and the gas bubble dissipates over time into the eye. If the detachment is severe, surgery is another option. We have had patients have a detachment and have had surgery and we have restored nearly all if not all of their vision as it was before the detachment occured. Again, early detection is the key! So don't stress about it too much, we are all prone to certain things due to the wonderful genome but do get your eyes checked and watch out for those symptoms. Good luck!  (+ info)

Which part of the brain was damaged by the hemorrhage?

Bob, an elderly man with a history of TIAs, complained to his daughter that he had a severe headache. Shortly thereafter, he lapsed into a coma. At the hospital, he was diagnosed as having a brain hemorrhage.

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