Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Retinal Detachment

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Rushabh Eye Hospital


The retina is a nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain.


The retina is attached to the inner back surface of the eye. Detachment is the pulling away of the retina from its normal position.The separation of the retina from the wall of the eye impairs its normal functioning, resulting in blurred vision.                                                           
                                                     Retinal Detachment


The vitreous is a clear gel that fills most of the space in the eye. It is located in front of the retina. With age, the vitreous pulls away from its attachments to the retina, usually without causing problems.

Sometimes the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina. Fluid may then pass through the retinal tear and lift the retina off the wall of the eye.

Risk factors for retinal detachment:                                          
  • Myopia or near-sightedness.
  • Injury to the eye.
  • Previous retinal detachment in the other eye. 
  • Family history of retinal detachment. 
  • Areas of thin/weak retina. 
  • Complicated cataract surgery. 
    Warning symptoms of retinal detachment:

                                                                                                                    A gray curtain noticed in the field of vision.

      • Flashes of light.
      • New, or increase in, floaters [black dots in your vision]. 


      The retina is examined with an instrument called the indirect ophthalmoscope after dilating the pupil. Holes and tears are carefully looked for in the periphery of the retina.

      • Retinal tears without detachment - Laser photocoagulation or cryotherapy is performed around the tear to seal the retina to the back wall of the eye.
      • Retinal tears with retinal detachment - Requires surgery as soon as possible to put the retina back in its proper position. The longer the retina stays detached, the less the visual improvement after surgery.
      • Scleral buckle surgery - A flexible silicone band is placed around the eye to counter the force pulling on the retina after removing the fluid under the detached retina. 
      •  Vitrectomy - The vitreous gel pulling the retina is removed from the eye and replaced with a special gas or silicone oil.

        Visual recovery:

        The more severe the retinal detachment and the longer its duration, the less is the visual improvement after surgery.

         For this reason it is very important to see an ophthalmologist at the first sign of any trouble. If the condition is left untreated it results in loss of useful vision.

        Have any queries please feel free to leave a comment subsequent response is assured.

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        yahoo said...

        Dear sir/Madam
        i am young of 36yrs old and suffering in high mayopic and also family retina detachment history i have done my retina surgery but i am not satisfied and in my country no best eye unit availible so therefore you send me an appointment lettter on your's hospital letterhead i will send my and my medical attendant full data please you send me your's hospital letter head and also i will send my all data along to my medical ateendant so kindly mention it to hospital or doctor letter head this is just visa requrements ,kindly send me the complete appointment letter.
        your;s very truly
        sohail shahid
        persnol detail
        patient full name:-sohail shahid
        patient date of birth:-10-2-1976
        patient passport no:=CQ5148651
        medical attendant fuul name:-Muhammad Arif
        medical attendant date od birth:-02-02-1972
        medical ateendant passport no:-CN1988101
        Postal home address:-sohail shahid sadeeq manzel house# 1751/1 serai bari cham hoti mardan(khyber pkhtoon khuwa)Mardan
        postal code:-23200

        Dr.Jayant said...

        We would recommend you to kindly send your medical reports.Our medical doctors shall evaluate it and reply to you with an acknowledgment.You can then decide on coming down to india and visiting our eye center.

        Send your reports at:


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