Retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina separates from the layer underneath. Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters. 1. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. Sep 11;(37) [Ablatio retinae]. [Article in Dutch]. Hagedoorn A. PMID: ; [Indexed for MEDLINE]. MeSH terms. Ophthalmologe. Jan;(1) doi: /s [ Surgical technique in rhegmatogenous ablatio retinae]. [Article in German]. Heimann.

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Scleral buckling is another treatment, which places the retinal breaks in contact with the pigment epithelium and choroid.

Ophthalmoparesis Ablwtio progressive external ophthalmoplegia Kearns—Sayre syndrome. Called also silent retina syndrome, metabolic toxic retinopathy, SARD. Because the choroid supplies the photoreceptors with nutrients, a detachment can basically starve the photoreceptors.

Symptoms are blurred vision, flashes of light, vitreous floaters, and loss of visual acuity. The scar is held against the retina by local pressure achieved by a variety of surgical techniques.

Two outpatient modes of therapy currently in use are photocoagulationusing the light source of an argon laser; and cryosurgeryin which a freezing probe is used to penetrate the tissues of the eye and encircle the hole or tear in the retina. Retinal detachment can be examined by fundus photography or ophthalmoscopy.

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Retinal breaks may also occur as a result of trauma and occasionally ocular surgery. Treatment should be sought immediately when any of these occur. Long cellular processes extend to and between the photoreceptor cells in the next layer. Scleral buckle surgery is an established treatment in which the eye surgeon sews one or more silicone bands or tyres ablatjo the sclera the white outer coat of the eyeball.

A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is commonly preceded by a posterior vitreous detachment which gives rise to these symptoms:. Intraocular pressure spikes occur during any activity accompanied by the Valsalva maneuverincluding weightlifting. Detachment usually begins at the thin peripheral edge of the retina and extends gradually beneath the thicker, more central areas.


This procedure is called scleral buckling and may be done under general anesthesia. Ultrasound of the Week.

Retinal detachment – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Conjunctivitis allergic Pterygium Pinguecula Subconjunctival hemorrhage. Preventive treatment ablatoi a laser to cauterize the blood vessels, so that they do not bleed and the holes, so they do not leak.

Vitrectomy is an increasingly used treatment for retinal detachment. You can stop the use of cookies at any time by changing the settings in your browser to disable cookies.

The degree of restoration of sight depends on the extent and duration of separation. The retinal breaks are most commonly the result of posterior rftinae detachment PVDwhich is found in a large percentage of patients older than 70 years, in aphakic eyes, and in degenerative myopic eyes. Separation of the inner sensory layer of the retina from the outer pigment epithelium. Tumors can cause the retina to detach.

Other diseases can cause the tiny holes and tears in the albatio through which fluid can leak. The most common side effect of a scleral operation is myopic shift.

Retinal detachment Synonyms Detached retina Slit lamp photograph showing retinal detachment. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; Conjugate gaze palsy Convergence insufficiency Internuclear ophthalmoplegia One and a half syndrome.

Severe trauma to the eye, such as a contusion or penetrating ablatik, may be the proximate cause, but in the great majority of cases retinal detachment is the result of internal changes in the vitreous chamber associated with aging or, less frequently, inflammation of the interior of the eye. After treatment eetinae gradually regain their vision over a period of a few weeks, although the visual acuity may not be as good as it was prior to the detachment, particularly if the macula was involved in the area of the detachment.

Good control of diabetes can help prevent diabetic eye disease. Until the early 20th century, the prognosis for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment was very poor, and no effective treatments were available.


Creating a comfortable environment for people with rettinae vision. There are pigmentary changes in the tapetal fundus, with attenuation of retinal vasculature, and atrophy of the optic disk.

In many places vitrectomy is the most commonly performed operation for the treatment of retinal detachment. The patient notices floaters, flashes, photopsia and a loss of vision in one area of the visual field corresponding ablatjo the detached area.

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If the condition is discovered early when the hole is small and the volume of vitreous humor lost is not large, the retinal hole may be closed by causing a scar to form on the choroid and to adhere to the retina around the hole. Pneumatic retropexythe most recently developed treatment, consists of injection of air or abltaio into the posterior vitreous cavity, followed by positioning of the patient so that the bubble rises, presses against the area of torn retina, and pushes it back into its normal position against the choroid.

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If the process of detachment is not halted, total blindness of the eye ultimately results. Between the photoreceptor layer also called xblatio sensory layer and the choroid is the pigmented epithelium. Retinal detachment is often accompanied by flashes and floaters in your vision. This procedure is appropriate for only certain types and locations of retinal detachment.

Vitrectomy with laser and pneumatic retinopexy are occasionally employed as an alternative treatment. Myopia, peripheral retinal degeneration, eye injuries and intraocular inflammation may also increase the risk for retinal detachment. This page was last edited on 21 Octoberat