Retinal detachment is when the retina is separated from its normal attachment. The retina is usually attached to the back inside wall of the eye. The retina, which is light-sensing tissue in the eyes, acts like a film camera. The retina creates a picture of the world around us and then sends it to our brain via the optic nerve, which allows us to see. Retinal detachments can lead to blindness in most cases. Most often, we repair retinal detachments using vitrectomy surgery.
Three Types Of Retina Detachments:
1. Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments are usually caused by a tear or break in the retina. They are often associated with Posterior Vitreous Detachments. We repair rhegmatogenous retinal detachments with vitrectomy surgery, laser treatment, and intraocular gas bubble.
2. Tractional retina detachments are caused by the vitreous pulling the retina away from the back wall of the eye. They are often associated with new blood vessels growing in the eye due to diabetic retinopathy or retinal vein occlusions. These are most often treated with a combination of vitrectomy surgery and laser treatment.
3. Serous/Exudative Retinal Detachments are caused by systemic illnesses like eclampsia during pregnancy and are treated by treating the systemic illness.
Seek Immediate Care for Retinal Detachment
If you believe retinal detachment is negatively affecting your vision, call the specialists at Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana. Make an appointment today, so we can help repair your vision!