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Retinal Detachment: How do you get the sight back into a damage eye urgently?

And do you know any good hospitals in Ireland and the UK that deals with retinal detachment problems?

Retinal detachment is separation of the neural retinal layer from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium layer. Symptoms are decreased peripheral or central vision, often described in the acute phase as a curtain coming down. Associated symptoms are painless vision disturbances, including flashing lights and numerous floaters. Diagnosis is by indirect funduscopy; ultrasonography may determine the extent of the lesion. Immediate treatment to reattach the retina is imperative if central vision is threatened. Treatment includes systemic corticosteroids; sealing the retinal holes by laser, diathermy, or cryotherapy; scleral buckling; transconjunctival cryopexy; photocoagulation; pneumatic retinopexy; intravitreal surgery; and enucleation, depending on the cause and location of the lesion. Most reversible damage occurs early, so once the macula is detached and vision decreases, treatment is less urgent.
The outcome depends upon the location and extent of the detachment and early treatment. If the macula has not detached, the results of treatment can be excellent. Most retinal detachments can be repaired, but not all of them. The unsuccessful reattachment of the retina results in loss of vision.
A retinal detachment is an urgent problem that requires medical attention within 24 hours of the first symptoms.  (+ info)

What is a surefire sign that I have a retinal tear?

My optometrist noticed that there was a large change in my vision (it got much blurrier than before). She also noticed that the backside of my eyeball is really thin (I don't know what that means). So she thinks that I might have retinal tears (she couldn't tell because my eyes involuntarily jerk around and can't stay still, anyway, she recommended that I see an optomologist.

Blurriness that can't be explained readily by a quick look at the outer eye where you might have corneal problems or an infection.

Sudden onset of FLOATERS, stuff like debris that you see floating around in your vision. But 2% of the these cases can show tearing of the retina...

FLASHES in your vision. They can look like lightning or large bursts of light.
Get yourself to an ophthalmologist fast so you can be sure there is nothing wrong.
Usually people who are myopic (short-sighted and wear thick glasses) are prone to retinal tearing.

Detachment of the retina is a much more serious consequence of untreated retinal tears that should have been dealt with by laser / photocoagulation.
Retinal detachment treatment is more complex and requires a lot of time for vision to recover fully.

Good luck.  (+ info)

What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of my eyes?

I thought it was from my old cat jumping on my eye, because for a long time it was only one eye. but for the last few years it has become both eyes now. What kinds of things can be causing it.

I've had those before...the optomologist told me they were optical migraines...If you get regular migraines then according to her they will sometimes change into optical ones....I have no idea other than that...She said they weren't dangerous to your eyesight...butscaryy as hell if it happens while you're driving....Mine was like akaleidoscopee of light and color in my peripherall vision...  (+ info)

Is there any link between statins and retinal detachment?

I recently started Crestor in November, and at my annual eye examine, I have a minor retinal schisis in each eye that requires a minor laser procedure to keep it isolated.

Wow! These are good questions for your cardiologist and your eye doctor. I have never heard of this being so, but you never know!  (+ info)

How long does conjunctival hemorrhage take to lose redness?

I know that this can take up to two weeks to fully disappear (according to the internet). My doctor said a few days, but today would be my 3rd day of having it and it's still there. The redness isn't as deep in colour as originally, but it has grown down my eye and gotten a little bit lighter. I have to start my new job in a few days and want to know roughly if the redness should last much longer? Any ideas?

Both the internet and your doctor are right.
And you can see that it is already starting to get better.
It is a gradual process, like a bruise fading elsewhere in the body.  (+ info)

Conceive after an accidental hemorrhage?

My wife had an accidental hemorrhage of baby before 3 months due to which baby was delivered in 9th month but was a dead one.We are again planning to conceive. Are there chances of any complications due to the previous accidental hemorrhage?


It may not be easy to tell what caused placenta abruptio. In fact, doctors can detect an exact cause in less than 5 out of 100 cases. Some causes (though rare) can include:
# abdominal trauma from an automobile accident or a fall
# sudden loss in size of the uterus, due to loss of amniotic fluid, or delivery of a first twin
# abnormally short umbilical cord

However, a woman is more at risk for this condition if she:
# has had this condition before

This condition is usually an emergency and requires treatment right away. Measures will be taken to keep the mother and infant healthy. This might include:
# immediate and continuous internal fetal monitoring of the infant
# IV fluids
# monitoring of vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and urine output
# "watchful management" if the fetus is not in distress, the mother's vital signs are stable, and labor is not in motion. Some small abruptios will stop bleeding on their own.
# vaginal delivery if the infant and mother are stable
# cesarean section if the mother and infant are unstable
# blood transfusion if signs of shock are present

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Because the treatments for this condition may be life-saving, the potential side effects should be weighed against the loss of life. It may take longer for a woman to recover from major abdominal surgery involved in a cesarean section. Risks for any surgery include bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to the anesthesia.
What happens after treatment for the condition?

After delivery, the woman will be watched closely for signs of continued bleeding. This entails monitoring frequent CBC's, evaluating clotting times, and watching vital signs. The surviving infant will likewise be observed in the intensive care unit.
How is the condition monitored?

If a woman is pregnant and develops any of the signs of this condition, she should call her doctor right away.
# has preeclampsia, which is a condition that develops during pregnancy as a result of hypertension
# has eclampsia, which is toxemia during pregnancy that becomes severe
# has chronic high blood pressure
# is older
# has uterine distension from multiple pregnancies, or an excess of amniotic fluid
# has had more than four children
# has diabetes
# has other medical conditions, such as systemic lupus erythematosus
# smokes cigarettes
# has more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week
# uses cocaine
# has a history of an attempted internal version, a procedure in which the obstetrician tries changing the baby's position from breech to head first

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

This condition can result in:
# the death of the mother
# the death of the fetus
# excessive bleeding leading to shock
# a serious generalized bleeding problem called disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, or DIC
# kidney failure, also known as renal failure
# a liver disease called transfusion hepatitis
# low muscle tone, called uterine atony, with continued bleeding
# premature delivery, birth trauma, and risks associated with prematurity

However, these results are rare. Maternal death occurs in less than 5 out of 100 women who have placenta abruptio. Fetal death rates are higher. The infant may die in as many as 20 to 35 percent of cases.
What are the risks to others?

This condition can be harmful to the fetus. The woman also has a higher risk of developing this condition during future pregnancies  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

I had a vitrectomy last week. Now in low lighting situations if I move my eyes in just the right way I see this black blob that looks like the afterimage of a flash from a camera. I do not see it when I look outside, only indoors and it is not always, just sometimes. Again it is like when you look at the sun for a while then you see the afterimage for a few minutes, except I have not been looking at the sun, just had a vitrectomy last week.

I don't think you have a detached retina. The sight suddenly goes. Maybe not all but sometimes a line or half of sight. Usually if not taken care of within 24 hours the sight is gone forever.  (+ info)

Is the second delivery harder after postpartum hemorrhage from the first one?

I gave birth to my first born 6 months ago and I had postpartum hemorrhage which was life threatening to me. I'm okay now but im always scared that maybe the second time I might not be so fortunate. My husband are not planning to have another child yet but the thought of losing my life scares me for the sake of my son!!
I will be talking to my doctor before my husband and I decide to have another kid.

Ok now my second child was much harder than the first. Each baby will do its own thing. But this time around your dr should be looking for things like that since it has happend before. And i would defanitly talk to your dr before you decide you want to try again just to see if it is going to be ok. Or maybe there is something you can do to prevent this problem from happening again. I didnt hemorrage but i did almost die when i had my daughter almost lost my bp not good when you are in labor. But like i said before i would talk with the dr and make sure before i decided to have my next baby. Good luck!  (+ info)

How long after a brain hemorrhage has occurred should you wait before flying?

Please note that this is just a general question. I definitely have not had a hemorrhage, and would ask my Doctor if I had.

Ask your doctor. That is a question that can not be answered without knowing your medical history, and what medications you are on.  (+ info)

What can cause retinal lesions in an 8 yr old?

my sister is 8 yrs old, and has been complaining of headaches for about 6 months. She also sees "spots" in the air. Tried a ton of exams, finally they found retinal lesions. The ophtalmologist's advice get her to a specialized hospital NOW, while she can still see. Can anyone tell me what it might be? We're sorta freaking out. I have a pic of the retina, if it helps...

dont panic. could be many things, some serious, some not. could be nothing. could be could be retinopathy (cotton wool spots):


or systemic inflammatory disease like




many possibilities. take your doc's advice & see a peds specialist  (+ info)

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