Retinal Detachment

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Do You Understand Retinal Detachment?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

A retinal detachment can lead to the loss of central vision.

Explanation:
A retinal detachment requires immediate medical care, as it can lead to the loss of central vision.
2

Patients who have undergone cataract surgery have a higher risk of developing a retinal detachment.

Explanation:
Retinal detachment causes include being highly myopic (nearsighted), patients who have experienced trauma to the eye, and patients who have undergone cataract surgery.
3

Floaters aren't a symptom of a retinal detachment.

Explanation:
Retinal detachment symptoms include flashes of light, floaters and loss of peripheral vision. However, some patients don’t notice any symptoms, or only notice an issue when they lose vision.
4

Your ophthalmologist will usually recommend the scleral buckle procedure first.

Explanation:
A patient’s age and their previous ocular history, including history of surgery, do have implications in terms of what type of repair your vitreoretinal surgeon might choose to use.
5

There are three types of surgery your ophthalmologist may recommend.

Explanation:
Your ophthalmologist may suggest scleral buckle, pneumatic retinopexy or vitrectomy to repair a retinal detachment.