retinal tear


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retinal tear

A tear in the retina caused by injury or general degeneration.
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"Of note, if a retinal tear is diagnosed and treated before the retinal detachment occurs, retinal detachment usually can be prevented."
Instead we do our best and refer on if there is any suspicion of a retinal tear or detachment.
If you experience a sudden onset or increase in the number of floaters, flashes of light, or darkness in your peripheral vision, it could be a sign of a sight-threatening retinal tear. An immediate visit to the eye doctor is warranted in those cases.
A sudden onset of new floaters or flashes of light may herald a retinal tear or detachment which requires immediate evaluation and treatment.
The condition can lead to a more serious, sight-threatening problem, such as a retinal tear or detachment.
These may include vitreous haemorrhage, retinal tear formation or detachment, endophthalmitis and neovascular glaucoma.
Clear visibility can prevent iatrogenic retinal tear formation and number of other complications.7-13
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.
Primary vitreoretinal surgeries were performed for rhegmatogenous RD (RRD) with proliferative vitreo-retinopathy (PVR) in 22 (36.7%), RRD with giant retinal tear (GRT) in 6 (10%), RRD with intraocular foreign body (IOFB) in 6 (10%), RRD secondary to trauma in 10 (16.7%) and advanced diabetic eye disease (ADED) in 16 (26.7%) eyes (table-II).