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How common is Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment?
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is the most common retinological emergency threatening vision, with an incidence of 1 in 10 000 persons per year, corresponding to about 8000 new cases in Germany annually. Without treatment, blindness in the affected eye may result.
How is Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment diagnosed?
Clinical diagnosis A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment has a corrugated appearance and undulates with eye movements. Tractional detachments have smooth concave surfaces with minimal shifting with eye movements. Serous detachments show a smooth retinal surface and shifting fluid depending on patient positioning.
What does Rhegmatogenous mean?
[ rĕg′mə-tŏj′ə-nəs ] adj. Arising from a rupture or a fracture.
What causes Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment?
Rhegmatogenous detachments are caused by a hole or tear in the retina that allows fluid to pass through and collect underneath the retina, pulling the retina away from underlying tissues. The areas where the retina detaches lose their blood supply and stop working, causing you to lose vision.
Can a retina be reattached?
Most of the time, the retina can be reattached with one operation. However, some people will need several surgeries. More than 9 out of 10 detachments can be repaired. Failure to repair the retina always results in loss of vision to some degree.
Can retinal thinning be reversed?
Over time, the macula region becomes too thin to function properly. The reason for macular thinning is not known and at this time no treatment options are available to cure dry AMD. Dry AMD causes a slow and painless loss of vision.
Can vision be restored after retinal detachment?
Vision may take many months to improve and in some cases may never fully return. Unfortunately, some patients, particularly those with chronic retinal detachment, do not recover any vision. The more severe the detachment, and the longer it has been present, the less vision may be expected to return.
Can retinal tears repair themselves?
A detached retina won’t heal on its own. It’s important to get medical care as soon as possible so you have the best odds of keeping your vision. Any surgical procedure has some risks.
When I open my eyes I see a black circle?
As you age, the vitreous — a jelly-like material inside your eyes — becomes more liquid. When this happens, microscopic collagen fibers within the vitreous tend to clump together. These bits of debris cast tiny shadows onto your retina, and you perceive these shadows as eye floaters.