3 edition of Retinal detachment found in the catalog.
William Edmunds Benson
Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||William Edmunds Benson.|
|LC Classifications||RE603 .B46 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 238 p., 2 p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||238|
|LC Control Number||87031192|
Retinal detachment separates the retinal cells from the layer of blood vessels that provides oxygen and nourishment. You should be able to explain to the patient how much the treatment will cost, and how to get to the clinic. If you have several tears or holes or an extensive detachment, your surgeon may create a scleral buckle that encircles your entire eye like a belt. What will determine whether I should plan for a follow-up visit? Ask your healthcare provider: How and when you will hear your test results How long it will take to recover What activities you should avoid and when you can return to your normal activities How to take care of yourself at home What symptoms or problems you should watch for and what to do if you have them Make sure you know when you should come back for a checkup, and when you can have your eyeglasses prescription checked to see if you need to change it. If the retina is already weak, it will tear and ultimately detach.
Get help from technology. This allows fluid from the eye to leak in the retina which leads to the separation of the retina from the pigment epithelium which is responsible for providing the retina with oxygen and nutrients thus causing it to detach. Be prepared Familiarise yourself with the symptoms and signs of retinal detachment Ensure you have an ophthalmoscope that works and that spare batteries and bulbs are available Find out where your nearest retinal detachment surgeon is based and keep their contact details that everyone in the clinic can access easily Practise examining the retina. Contacting an eye specialist ophthalmologist right away can help save your vision. Have proper light in your home for reading and other activities. See your eye care provider regularly so that any problems in your other eye can be corrected before they become more serious.
Retinal tears When a retinal tear or hole hasn't yet progressed to detachment, your eye surgeon may suggest one of the following procedures to prevent retinal detachment and preserve vision. Make your home safer. In this type of detachment, fluid accumulates beneath the retina, but there are no holes or tears in the retina. How severe are your symptoms? Investigate vans and shuttles, volunteer driving networks, or ride shares available in your area for people with impaired vision. You may find the following ideas useful as you learn to live with impaired vision: Get glasses.
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To recognise a retinal detachment, you need to examine the retina. Ultrasound has diagnostic accuracy similar to that of examination by an ophthalmologist. Until the early 20th century, the prognosis for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment was very poor, and no effective treatments were available.
Ultrasound imaging. The longer retinal detachment goes untreated, the greater your risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye. What are other possible causes of my symptoms?
One complication of this separation is a tear. If positioned properly, the bubble pushes the area of the retina containing the hole or holes against the wall of the eye, stopping the flow of fluid into the space behind the retina.
Some initially successful cases will fail during the weeks and months after surgery. Risk factors The following factors increase your risk of retinal detachment: Aging — retinal detachment is more common in people over age 50 Previous retinal detachment in one eye Family history of retinal detachment Extreme nearsightedness myopia Previous eye surgery, such as cataract removal Previous severe eye injury Previous other eye disease Retinal detachment book disorder, including retinoschisis, uveitis or thinning of the peripheral retina lattice degeneration Diagnosis Your doctor may use the following tests, instruments and procedures to diagnose retinal detachment: Retinal examination.
Fluid that had collected under the retina is absorbed by itself, and the retina can then adhere to the wall of your eye. The buckle is placed in a way that doesn't block your vision, and it usually remains in place permanently.
You may wish to ask someone who could drive you home if your eyes are dilated as a part of your exam. At the time you make the appointment, ask if you need to do anything in advance. A retinal detachment is very serious and needs to be treated promptly to save your vision.
This is why retinal detachment is an ophthalmic emergency. Your provider will tell you what position to rest your head in, how long you need to do this each day, and for how many days or weeks. If a lot of fluid gets behind the retina, the retina can separate from the back of your eye. Do I need to restrict my activities in any way?
It is most commonly seen among those in their 60s or 70s. Have any of your family members ever had a retinal detachment? A retinal detachment is usually caused by one of two problems: A pocket of fluid can develop in the back of your eye and pull on a thin or weak area in your retina.
Depending on your degree of vision loss, your lifestyle might change significantly. Tractional detachment is typically seen in people who have poorly controlled diabetes or other conditions. A recent Cochrane Review assessing various tamponade agents for patients with retinal detachment associated with PVR found that patients treated with C3F8 gas and standard silicone oil had visual and anatomic advantages over patients using SF6.Retinal detachment may be seen on CT scan (see Figures and ).
Normally, the retina is invisible on CT scan, as it is adherent to the periphery of the globe, is extremely thin, and is isodense with other ocular contents.
However, when retinal detachment occurs, the retina is lifted up. A retinal detachment is a sight-threatening condition that requires treatment by a specialist. The board-certified ophthalmologists and retinal specialists at Retina Associates of New York are experts in treating retinal detachment/5(27).
The most common detachment is the rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. This is an actual tear in the retina, with a full-thickness break through the retinal sensory layers.
These tears can occur from trauma, surgery, or extend from preexisting retinal holes. Retinal detachment (RD) is a physical separation of the neural retina from the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE).
An important physiological ramification of the creation of a detachment is an increase in the physical distance between the photoreceptor cells and their blood supply, the choroicapillaris. Cellular Remodeling in Mammalian Retina Induced by Retinal Detachment by Steve Fisher, Geoffrey P.
Lewis, Kenneth A Linberg, Edward Barawid and Mark V.
Verardo; Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) by Gregory S. Hageman, Karen Gaehrs, Lincoln V. Johnson and Don Anderson. Retinal detachment repair surgery that is usually a day procedure that can be performed under local or general anaesthesia.
In some cases, especially complicated retinal detachments where surgical time is longer, it may be prudent to stay overnight in the hospital for observation.