Detachment of the retina - separating the light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye from the choroid. In the Department of Ophthalmology and Eye Microsurgery K+31, highly qualified ophthalmologists are engaged in the treatment of retinal detachment.
Retinal detachment symptoms, causes
The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. It allows you to see an image that is directed at it through the cornea and lens.
- Most often, retinal detachment occurs due to damage or tear in the retina. Liquid enters the rupture and this leads to the separation of the retina from the underlying tissues. This is comparable to a trapped air or liquid bubble under the wallpaper. Heredity and high myopia can also be the cause of this condition.
- Another type of retinal detachment is called traction detachment. It occurs in people with uncontrolled diabetes, traumatic, after eye surgery, or in people with chronic inflammation.
- The third type is an exudative form of retinal detachment, which occurs as a result of the formation of exudative fluid under the retina.
When the retina is detached, bleeding from the vessels at the ruptured area can darken the inner part of the eye called the vitreous humor. If the macular region, the part of the retina responsible for object vision, is exfoliated, central vision may be severely affected.
Retinal detachment symptoms
- Bright flashes of light, especially at the periphery of the field of view
- Blurred vision
- Floating eye flies
- Shadow or loss of part of the field of view of one eye
Risk factors for developing retinal detachment
- after surgery on the eyeball (the traction effect of the vitreous body on the periphery of the retina increases),
- the presence of dangerous dystrophic foci on the retina,
- eye injury,
- the presence of retinal degenerations in several members of the same family as a genetic feature.