The retina is a layer of light-sensitive cells that provides vision and covers the posterior wall of the eyeball. It consists of blood vessels and nerve cells. Visual nerves transmit the perceived image to the brain and vision is provided by this functioning mechanism. Retinal diseases are usually associated with vitreous diseases, which are an egg-white fluid that fills the eyeball.

Common retinal diseases

  • Diabetic retinopathy (seen due to diabetes)
  • Retinal tear
  • Retinal detachment
  • Yellow spot disease (Age-related macular degeneration)
  • Retinal vein and retinal artery occlusions
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Eye traumas

Retinal Diseases Symptoms

Retinal diseases are an issue that should be handled sensitively, as diseases that occur in the retina affect visual function and the damage to the retina is irreversible.

Some retinal diseases may require emergency treatment. If even one of the following symptoms is observed, the person should definitely consult an ophthalmologist.

  • Sudden or gradual loss of vision
  • Broken/curved vision
  • Flying flies in front of your eyes
  • Flash of light in front of the eye
  • Webbed vision
  • Temporary or short-term vision loss
  • Dark / stained areas in the field of view

Anesthesia applied after retinal tear treatment may cause blurred vision due to drops and procedures. Therefore, it is not recommended to drive for the first few hours after treatment. After the treatment, the patient does not need to stay in the hospital. It will be sufficient to come to the control at the intervals determined by the doctor after the treatment.

Eye drops and procedures may cause blurred vision in the patient. For this reason, it is stated to the patient before the treatment to come with people who can accompany the patient after the treatment.

If retinal detachment is not treated promptly, it can cause partial or complete loss of vision.

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