Retina and vitreous body
A healthy retina is crucial for our vision. Like a light-sensitive film, it lines the inside of the eye and converts incoming light into electrical signals for our brain.
Retina is the seeing brain
In retinal detachment, a tear in the retina causes fluid to flow from the vitreous under the retina. This process is usually rapidly progressive. When detachment of the retinal center (macula) occurs, the prognosis for vision deteriorates significantly, even after surgery.
Examples of diseases of the retina
Causes of retinal detachment
Retinal detachment due to tears
Train-induced retinal detachment
Exudative retinal detachment
Treatment options for myopia
Retinal detachment symptoms
Symptoms of an incipient (painless) retinal detachment are:
- Perceptions of flashes (even in the dark) on the affected eye
- sudden onset of a symptom similar to a soot shower
- as well as sudden, streaky vision
- Shadow formation from peripheral to the center of vision
Patients with such symptoms should consult an ophthalmologist immediately.
Once the center of the retina or the macula (area on the retina with which we see most sharply) is detached, vision often remains reduced.
Prophylaxis and early detection
If detected early, the operation has a good chance of recovery and the affected person will not carry any impairment of vision later on.
Eyeglass lenses or contact lenses
The methods of therapy of retinal detachments are various.
The degree of retinal detachment and the extent of the retinal hole determine the optimal method of therapy.
Overall, surgical intervention is usually the only effective method.
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