Retinal Detachment

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Complications of retinal detachment are as follows:

Permanent loss of vision: If there is delay in treatment or involvement of the macula (central area of retina with maximum visual acquity) vision may not recover completely and visual prognosis is poor.

Epiretinal membrane: A thin layer of fibrous tissue grows over the retina if it is detached for a long time due to chronic low grade inflammation. This membrane later contracts causing retinal folds leading to distortion in vision.

Vitreous hemorrhage: Blood in the clear vitreous gel can be associated with retinal detachment causing further loss in vision and a change in the modality of treatment.

Secondary glaucoma: Long standing retinal detachment can lead to rise in the intraocular pressure causing secondary glaucoma leading to optic atrophy if not treated timely.

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10 year old girl had a detached retina stuck back 3 months ago, the operation was said to be a success, 3 months on she has only 5% vision in the eye, the detached retina may have happened some time prior to the operation, can anything be done to improve this situation ? The operation was performed in Nice France, is there some place in the world that has advanced procedures in this field ?
be.kay Wednesday, December 11, 2013
My father is having the retina detachment in both the eyes. First right side eye was operated about 15 years with unsuccessful operation and treatment. Please let me know if there are any further development in retina detachment case? if so please let me know the address and other details.So i can for other eye.
manoj.11 Sunday, January 29, 2012
my husband detached his left eye retina while on vacation. he was seeh 1 week later and confirmed a complete retinal detachment. was schedule for a pars plana vitrectomyon the 10th day but was cancelled due to a stye that developed on that eye.was put on doxycycline bid and erythromycin oint 3x a day and bedtime.5 days paseed and suregery was finaly done yesterday.surgeon was very pleased and very optimistic about the eye. the macula was involved dont know if it is on and off macula detachement as well.what are the chances of vision recovery in this particular situation.he is on prone sitting position right now possibly a week he said.today he lasered the remainder fluid left over by the macula and still very pleased about the outcome of surgery.can you give me percentage of vision recovery. my hussband has noexisting med. problem. he had bilateral cataract extractions last year wwww/ a unifocal lens implant. thank you
cynthia48 Saturday, December 10, 2011

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