FAQ - retinal neovascularization
(Powered by Yahoo! Answers)

What physical activities or forms of exercise increase the risk for a retinal detachment?

I know that a blow to the head in an injury or sports such as boxing are very risky, but what about roller coasters, jump-roping, jogging, and vigorous dancing?

Bungee jumping  (+ info)

Why do myopics like me have a greater chance of retinal detachment?

Eh, I brought this on myself with too much video games. Anyway, why do Myopics have this ?

I'll have to disagree with the certified optician. True, most myopia is genetic, but certainly too much video games at a younger age can stimulate axial growth of the eye causing increased myopia. THey have done studies showing an increase in myopia and degree of myopia in asian kids who spend more time with computers and video games. So, you didnt help things out with too much video games.

Secondly, the muscles on the outside of the eye has nothing to do with causing retinal detachment. Myopics, especially high ones, are at higher risk of retinal detachment because their retina is stretched out over a larger surface area (myopics have longer eyes), are consequently thinner, and at higher risk of developing tears. Myopics also have a higher incidence of lattice degeneration, areas of retinal weak spots that can also predispose to retinal detachments. The main cause of retinal tear/detachment is the jelly material inside the eye called vitreous which is sticky and tends to pull on the inside of the eye/retina.  (+ info)

I have been experiencing chronic retinal fatigue for about the past 7 months, any help?

Whenever I look at a television screen, and switch my focus from one point on it to another point, I see an afterimage, however small (this occurs every time) and whenever I look at something that contrasts greatly (such as repeating black and white tiles) they seem to jump around a bit as you sometimes see in optical illusions you may find. Any help?

I almost didn't want to answer this, because surely you must be joking. If you're not joking, then you really need to see an eye doctor or a brain specialist because you might have a brain tumor, dude! And the symptoms you described, why would you diagnose that as chronic retinal fatigue? How do you know that's the problem, or if that's even a legitimate condition?

GO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY! Quit trying to self-diagnose and go see a doctor.  (+ info)

In retinal detachment, the client should assume which position before surgery? What about after surgery?

For example, if the client has detachment on the left eye, should he lie on the AFFECTED are or on the UNAFFECTED area preoperatively?What about postoperatively?

the patient doesn't need to lay in any particular position before surgery.

if a gas bubble is used during the surgery then the patient will have to lay face down for a set number of days to keep the gas bubble in the back of the eye where the retina is located.

if a gas bubble is NOT used during the surgery then once again there is not certain position that the patient needs to lay in after surgery.  (+ info)

My 13 yr old has branch retinal vein occlusion. Is this linked to any other systemic disease?

My daughter has high cholesterol which doctors believe is the main cause of her disorder. However, it is very uncommon in a child her age. I need help in deciding how to proceed as the public health system here in Trinidad is really inadequate. Is there somewhere that I can go to get international medical assistance with this problem? Right now my daughter is taking painkillers regularly because of bad headaches and eye pain.

hello ,your daughter has high cholesterol levels which indicates a genetic form of hypercholesterolaemia ,this results in cholesterol plaques and emboli to block small blood vessels as in her case the branch retinal vein ,it is a systemic disease and it needs urgent address   (+ info)

What has retinal tear got to do with post cataract surgery and laser clearance of membrane?

Is there anyway I can take care of my eyes from such? What are some of the complications I have to be wary too?
thanks Jennifer I am touched!

But one thing i like to ask you though in such as a case for laser clearance of membrane (if i used the term correctly), is it technically called 'surgery' with perhaps surgical tables involved?

This is because my insurance said will not pay unless its a surgical procedure and the doctor said its not. i am confused.

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to prevent retinal tears. Some of us are more prone to retinal tears and detachments...those of us who have had intraocular surgeries (like cataract), are high myopes, or have had an ocular injury (blunt trauma, penetrating injury). The best you can do is to monitor your eye health with regular eye exams, eat well balanced diet (antioxidants have shown to help with the HEALTH of the eye), and monitor blood pressure and blood sugars (for diabetics) as well as any vision changes you may have so you can get treatment quickly to prevent permanent damage.

Complications of retinal tears is that they may recur, usually in another part of the eye close to the first tear when treated adequately...if left untreated, they can lead to retinal detachment, which would need a more extensive surgery to correct. Retinal tears generally can be 'fixed' with laser demarcation...using a laser around the tear to reattach it.

Laser of membrane...the most common membranes we see in our clinic are epiretinal membranes and choroidal neovascular membranes, both of which are treatable.

The articles I linked below describe Retinal tears, detachments (the first describes the risks of RD/RT with cataract surgery), and intraocular membranes a lot better than I can.

Complications can be mild to severe. There could be some blurring of vision to total loss of vision depending on the severity, location, and time of treatment for retinal tears (the possibility of leading to detachment the longer you wait for treatment grows), other ocular health factors including prior retinal detachments, blood pressure problems, diabetes, cataract surgery, prior intraocular surgeries.

Like I said...the links below explain a lot better than I can.

I hope this helps.  (+ info)

How long does it take for a retinal detachment to occur once started?

I would like to know.

The retina is the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye that converts light images into nerve impulses that are relayed to the brain to produce sight. When the retina separates from the deeper layers of the eyeball that normally support and nourish it, the retina is said to be detached.

If the Retinal Detachment is not treated immediately; it can result in a permanent loss of vision.

When a retinal tear occurs, it is a potentially serious problem. if a vitreous hemorrhage also occurs, it is even more serious.

The retina can tear immediately following a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), or weeks later. If no tear has developed within eight weeks after a PVD, the retina probably will not tear.

.Any patient who experiences sudden or new floaters, or flashing immediately. These symptoms may indicate that a retinal tear has occurred. A retinal tear may result in a retinal detachment. Since retinal tears and retinal detachments begin in the peripheral retina, your doctor may suggest that you test your peripheral vision to be sure there are no changes.  (+ info)

Has anyone ever had a scleral buckling surgery for retinal detachment?

If so, please tell me your experiences.
How long did you have to wait before wearing contact lenses again?

I've not had it done but I've seen quite a few, and helped sort out their vision and refraction afterwards.

Each case tends to be very individual, though no-one I've met said the operation itself was terrible.

The prescription can be very variable for several months after the operation, so while contact lenses might be worn after perhaps a month (take advice from your own doctors) it is quite likely that any Rx might be temporary, and need re-doing every month or two for a while... don't get big batches of lenses.
There can also be double vision or eyestrain issues if one or more extraocular muscles had to be detached and re-attached during the operation. This is not inevitable and most often settles, but can require the use of prisms in spectacles or, rarely, minor adjusting surgery later.
Contact lenses wouldn't help with that, if present.

Optometrist, retired.  (+ info)

Floaters increasing and black in color, two years following retinal detachment and cataract surgery on eye?

The floaters are frequent and usually black, sometimes larger, sometimes small and sometimes with a blue circle around them. He sees the doctor in a year, should he see her sooner or call and ask if it would be wise to check it out?


What does it mean if I have "retinal vessel tortuosity"?

I'm only 18, and my eye doctor told me that both of my eye's retinal vessels were tortuous. What does this mean? Everywhere I read on the internet says that its a "medical sign" for various disorders. :(

  (+ info)

1  2  3  4  5  

Leave a message about 'retinal neovascularization'

We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.