Immediately Consult With Your Ophthalmologist When You Have Critical Symptoms Of A Retinal Detachment Tear
A retinal tear is not something to joke about especially when you note that the usual one or two floaters in one or both of your eyes have suddenly changed. Instead of the one or two floaters, they have multiplied into an unusual display of small blackish floaters dancing, dipping and whipping across your vision space. You may have suffered a retinal tear. A retinal tear could cause you to go completely blind if you do not seek immediate treatment from a medical eye doctor. You may have other symptoms as well.
You may note that your floaters take on the form of a change in darkened areas at nights. Swift arc shaped lights flash when you walk around in darkened areas. Loss of central vision and loss of peripheral vision occurs and create a curtain effect that covers your entire vision. All of these symptoms point to the occurrence of a retinal tear. Fluid from the vitreous body or choroid membrane migrates under the retina, which leads to the detachment. Your detached retina no longer receives sufficient nutrients, which now accommodates a progressive detachment manifestation. That manifestation is responsible for the curtain effect that's blocking your vision field.
Can You Prevent A Retinal Detachment?
As you grow older, there is no way to prevent retinal detachments. In order to identify your eye problems, and specifically retinal detachment, undergo an eye examination with your ophthalmologist every year. In between annuals, consult with your ophthalmologist if you experience any changes in your vision.
Aging Process And Retinal Detachment
Since the aging process heralds an onset of retinal detachment in elderly people, do your best to avoid suffering from this problem. Time is of the essence at a critical time to preserve your vision during a retinal detachment. Without immediate treatment, retinal tissue death and irreversible blindness will next occur. Consult with your ophthalmologist when you have critical symptoms of retinal detachment. Also avoid a detachment especially if you suffer from diabetic retinopathy.
Maintain near-normal blood sugar levels and be consistent in avoiding wide swings between high and low blood sugar levels. Do exercise, even if that entails walking only. Walking daily is the best exercise to engage in when you have diabetes and other ailments.
Dilated Pupils Examination Every Six Months
You should undergo a complete and thorough eye examination via dilated pupils once every year. Note, though, that if your eye exams indicate you have diabetes retinopathy, you should undergo the pupil-dilated examination every six months as a precautionary measure.
Scleral buckling involves draining any vitreous fluid that leaked behind the retina, which allows the retina to fall back into place. Various laser procedures such as photocoagulation and cryotherapy are used as well as a pneumopexy bubble gas procedure that presses your retina back into place. Consult your ophthalmologist about any concerns you may have.