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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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It is made up of several layers. I consent to the use of cookies. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Involvement of the macula portends a worse prognosis. Between the photoreceptor layer also called the sensory layer and the choroid is the pigmented epithelium.

Archived PDF from the original on Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Management may involve scleral buckling indenting the sclera over the retinal break and usually draining the subretinal fluid, or pneumatic retinopexy the retinal break is sealed and the retina reattached using an intravitreal gas bubble. Scar tissue eventually forms and seals the opening.

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Ferri’s Clinical Advisor The buckle remains in situ. This procedure is called scleral buckling and may be done under general anesthesia. It is not clear if surgery is beneficial for asymptomatic retinal breaks or lattice degeneration. Cataract Congenital cataract Childhood cataract Aphakia Ectopia lentis. Often subretinal fluid is drained as part of the buckling procedure. When enough vessels have been damaged, new vessels grow to replace them. Severe trauma to the eye 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 with inflammation of the interior of the eye.


Although some recommend avoiding activities that increase pressure in the eye, including diving and skydiving, there is little evidence to support this recommendation, especially in the general population. Retinal tear, which may be caused by vitreous traction, and results in vitreous fluid accumulation.

There may also be flashes of light.

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A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is commonly preceded by a posterior vitreous detachment which gives rise to these symptoms:. The procedure must maintain pressure inside the eye so that the eye does not collapse. It is another method of repairing a retinal detachment in which a gas bubble SF 6 or C 3 F 8 gas is injected into the eye after which laser or freezing treatment is applied to the retinal hole. The scarring can in turn pull the retina loose.

Paralytic strabismus Ophthalmoparesis Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia Kearns—Sayre syndrome. Ultrasound of the Week. All three of the procedures follow the same three general principles:. The condition does not spontaneously resolve itself. Slit lamp photograph showing retinal detachment. A high Body Mass Index BMI and elevated blood pressure have been identified as a risk factor in non-myopic individuals.

There may also be an associated cataract formation. May be caused by viral infections such as feline panleukopenia, bluetongue, bovine virus diarrhea and canine herpesvirus; an inherited defect in some breeds of dogs and cattle.

This can be done through tiny holes in the eye, through which equally tiny instruments are placed to suck out the vitreous and replace it with saline, a salt solution. Sometimes, the eye must be entered to pump in air or gas, forcing the retina outward against the sclera and its scar.

The patient’s head is then positioned so that the bubble rests against the retinal hole. It involves the removal of the vitreous gel and is usually combined with filling the eye with either a gas bubble SF 6 or Abltaio 3 F 8 gas or silicone oil PDMS.


The first symptom is often the sudden appearance of a large number of floating spots loosely suspended in front of the affected eye. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as:. Lining the sclera is the choroid, retinaf Retinal detachment refers to the movement of the retina away from the inner wall of the eyeball, resulting in a sudden defect in vision.

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. The person may also notice a curious sensation of flashing lights as the eye is moved.

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Tumors can cause the retina to detach. Separation of the neurosensory retina from the pigment epithelium layer. Patients may have to keep their heads tilted for several days to keep the gas bubble in contact with the retinal hole. Cryotherapy freezing or laser photocoagulation are occasionally used alone to wall off a small area of retinal detachment so that the detachment does not spread.

An advantage of using gas in this operation is qblatio there is no myopic shift after the operation and gas is absorbed within a few weeks.

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Views Read Edit View history. Trauma-related ablatii of retinal detachment can occur in high-impact sports or in high speed sports. Retinal detachment can be mitigated in some cases when the warning signs [8] are caught early.

The purpose of the surgery is to remove vitreous that is opaque because of accumulated blood, and to stabilize the retina in apposition to the choroid.

Ophthalmoscopically the detachment typically appears concave. There are three layers of the eyeball. Medical emergencies Disorders of choroid and retina.