retinal tear


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retinal tear

A tear in the retina caused by injury or general degeneration.
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Although floaters are usually harmless, they can be associated with a retinal tear or detachment; if this is the case, you'll see a shower of floaters and spots that may be accompanied by light flashes and loss of peripheral vision.
Through a thorough examination utilizing state-of-the-art Optomap technology, optometrist Jolene Sun was able to determine the tourist had a potential retinal tear that could be dangerous and possibly result in a retinal detachment, Costa relates.
No iatrogenic retinal tear and retinal detachment was observed in our patients postoperatively.
These Included glaucoma; cataracts; retinal tear and detachment; retinal hemorrhages; visual field defects; and increased floaters.
7%), RRD with giant retinal tear (GRT) in 6 (10%), RRD with intraocular foreign body (IOFB) in 6 (10%), RRD secondary to trauma in 10 (16.
The case was considered rare because the patient had undergone two failed surgeries in Syria to repair the retinal tear.
All of the various techniques utilized in the management of retinal detachment aim to create an adhesion to prevent fluid exchange between the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and sensorial retina in the area surrounding the retinal tear, to thus enable RPE active transport and reabsorption of the subretinal fluid, to reduce the effects of vitreoretinal traction, and to prevent new tear formation.
This measures your peripheral vision; loss may be a sign of glaucoma or retinal tear.
A retinal tear (this isn't retinal detachment) and it usually doesn't cause any problems.
However, floaters can be associated with a retinal tear or detachment--in this case, you'll see a shower of floaters and spots that may be accompanied by light flashes and loss of peripheral vision.
As a result, she claims she suffered injuries including temporary loss of vision, a possible retinal tear and detachment and a partial vitreous detachment.