Retinal Detachment

The retina is the innermost layer of the eye that is attached to the sclera in the back of the eye which receives and transmits images that have passed through and been focused by the lens and cornea. The retina, like a film in a camera, is responsible for creating the images that one sees. A good picture will not be produced if the films are not in its correct location within the camera, and you lose vision if the retina is not in its proper place within the eye.

Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

  • If you suddenly see flashes of lights and floaters.
  • If you see slow enlarging of a dark curtain or shadow
  • People with high minus number (Myopia).
  • People with family history of retinal detachment.
  • People with history of eye injury.
  • People with thinning of the retina (lattice degeneration)
  • People with other degenerative retinal conditions.

Treatment for Retinal Detachment

Treatment is aimed at closing retinal tears (so as to facilitate reattachment of the retina) If detected early retinal holes can be sealed by Laser. Once the retina becomes detached, it must be repaired surgically with the help of Bands and Buckles