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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Retinal detachment may be spontaneous. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 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 scar is held against the retina by local pressure achieved by a variety of surgical techniques. Genetic factors promoting local inflammation and photoreceptor degeneration may also be involved in the development of the disease.

In addition, we treat various ophthalmological inflammations, diseases of the lacrimal system and eye injuries. The most common side effect of a scleral operation is myopic shift. Retinal breaks may also occur as a result of trauma and occasionally ocular surgery.

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Retrieved from ” https: Permanent loss of vision [3]. Myopia, peripheral retinal degeneration, eye injuries and intraocular inflammation may also increase the risk for retinal detachment. Another common manifestation is the sensation of spots or moving particles in the field of vision.

Bringing the retina close to the scar can be done in two ways. Retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue the retina at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position. A recent Cochrane Review assessing various tamponade agents for patients with retinal detachment associated with PVR found that patients treated with C 3 F 8 gas and standard silicone oil had visual and anatomic advantages over patients using SF 6.


Patients may have to keep their heads tilted for several days to keep the gas bubble in contact with the retinal hole. There may also be an associated cataract formation. This procedure is usually combined with cryopexy or laser photocoagulation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. If the eye is clear—that is, if there is no clouding of the liquids inside the eye—the detachment can be seen by looking into the eye with a hand-held instrument called an ophthalmoscope.

Trauma-related cases of retinal detachment can occur in high-impact sports or in high speed sports. Medical emergencies Disorders of choroid and retina.

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The vitreous is a clear gel-like substance that fills up most of the inner space of the eyeball. Retinal detachment will cause a sudden defect in vision.

For this reason, the governing bodies in some sports require regular eye examination.

Specific features, such as age of onset, pattern of degeneration, and ultrastructural and biochemical changes vary between the many breeds in which the disease is found.

The onset of symptoms may be gradual or sudden, depending on the cause, size, number, and location of retinal holes. American Academy of Ophthalmology. The doctor dilates the patient’s eyes with eyedrops and then examines the back of the eyes with a handheld lens.


There may also be flashes of light. Common causes are choroidal tumour, posterior uveitis, exudative age-related macular degeneration, uveal effusion syndrome, Coats’ disease and central serous retinopathy. It is not clear if surgery is beneficial for asymptomatic retinal breaks or lattice degeneration.

Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing the signs or symptoms of retinal detachment. Eye examultrasound [1] [3].

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Retinal detachments affect between 0. Injury to the eye can simply knock the retina loose. From Frazier et al.

To evaluate the balatio vessels in the retina, a fluorescent dye fluorescein may be injected into a vein and photographed with ultraviolet light as it passes through the retina. Prevalence of retinal detachment”.

Ablatio retinae definition of ablatio retinae by Medical dictionary https: Dacryoadenitis Epiphora Dacryocystitis Xerophthalmia. Normally, the vitreous separates from the surface of the retina without any complications — a common condition called posterior vitreous detachment PVD.

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. Although most posterior vitreous detachments do not progress to retinal detachments, those that do produce the following symptoms:.

The British Journal of Ophthalmology. Hemianopsia binasal bitemporal homonymous Quadrantanopia.