retinal detachment

  1. visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye; treated by photocoagulation
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  • By the time he gave up teaching in 1988, and began working full time as a painter – by now with a wife, his former student Frances Carey and their young family to support in south London – retinal detachments and corneal ulcerations had diminished his detailed sight to almost nothing. Sargy Mann: the blind painter of Peckham
  • High myopia often leads to atrophy of the choroid and subsequent retinal macular degeneration, with loss of central visual acuity and high incidence of retinal detachment, glaucoma, and strabismus
  • A second form of retinal detachment may develop when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina.
  • There was extensive damage to both eyes, hæmorrhage, and probably retinal detachment as well as choroidal changes. Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre
  • Tractional retinal detachment can be managed by vitrectomy.
  • It's important that an eye surgeon should assess retinal detachment.
  • Loss of vitreous gel can occur, predisposing the patient to postoperative inflammation, macular oedema, or retinal detachment.
  • This can be normal, but sometimes it is a sign of a more serious problem such as retinal detachment, especially if you see light flashes along with floaters.
  • The scarring and bleeding caused by the excess growth of these blood vessels can lead to retinal detachment, resulting in vision loss.
  • Visual results are best if the retinal detachment is repaired before the macula (the center region of the retina responsible for fine, detailed vision) detaches.
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