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Retinal Tear

Information About Retinal Tear

We Have to Know about the Retinal Tear

  • The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain
  • When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss
  • In some cases there may be small areas of the retina that are torn. These areas, called retinal tears or retinal breaks, can lead to retinal detachment

Causes of Retinal Tear

  • The retina (eye ) is a transparent tissue in the back of the eye. Retinal detachment may be caused by trauma, advanced diabetes or an inflammatory disorder
  • But it often occurs spontaneously, as a result of changes in the jelly-like vitreous that fills the vitreous cavity of the eyes
  • Retinal detachment occurs when vitreous liquid (vitreous humor) leaks through the tear (break) and build-ups underneath the retina. Leakage can also occur through tiny holes where the retina has thinned due to this aging or other retinal disorders
  • As liquid collects, areas of the retina can peel away from the underlying choroid. The areas where the retina is detached lose their ability to see. ( blind )

Signs & Symptoms of Retinal Tear

  • Sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or heavy light flashes in the eye
  • Appearance of a curtain over the field of vision ( impact on vision )

Medical advice for Retinal Tear

  • A retinal detachment is a medical emergency
  • Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal detachment should see an eye specialist immediately.

Risk factors of Retinal Tear

A retinal detachment is also more likely to occur in people who:

  • Are extremely nearsighted
  • Have had a retinal detachment in the other eyes
  • Have a family history of retinal detachment
  • Have had cataract surgery ( in history )
  • Have other eye diseases or disorders
  • Have had an eye injury

Treatment for Retinal Tear

  • Laser Surgery or any technology base treatment suggested by the doctor.
Risk factors of Retinal Tear
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