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This is a medical emergency situation that can lead to complete vision loss if left untreated.
It occurs when the retina becomes separated from its normal position. This unfortunate occurrence does not give you any sign, causes permanent damage to the eyes,and is difficult to prevent.
How can you protect your eyes from retinal detachment then?
There are few preventive measures listed for you that will help you stay at bay from this situation!
Prevention of retinal detachment
Mostly retinal detachment occurs due to old age. This makes it very difficult to predict or prevent its onset. But, make sure to aware yourself of the following factors;
The foremost priority should be given to your routine eye check-ups. These diagnoses will help your doctor examine any initial problems to your eyes, like inflammation or thinning of the retina. These are the warning signs that will help you to deal with the conditions in their initial stage and therebypreventthem from altering into something endangering.
High-risk factors of retinal detachment
People who have any of these following risk factors should never put off their regular eye examinations;
Prevention of traumatic retinal detachment
Protecting your eye from injuries is always a must. This involves wearing eye guards, protective eye goggles. Wear your guards while working with power tools or getting involved in activities where small objects fly around and may reach your eyes.
Sporting activities like boxing, squash, or soccerneed special attention. Wear eye protection in such cases to prevent a direct blow to your eyes. This may lead to a detached retina.
Retinal tear repair
In case there is a retinal tear, visit your doctor. He will give you the best treatment possible. Repair of a retinal tear is mandatory to avoid the detachment of the retina eventually. Retinal tear repair may be done by laser photocoagulation or cryopexy.
Both these treatments lead to the formation of scar tissue so that reattachment is possible.
Treating retinal detachment
Early treatment is suggested to bring out the best possible outcome. So keep in mind not to skip your periodic eye check-ups.
Prognosis of treatment
Retinal detachment can mostly be treated with one or two procedures. However, predicting the outcome is not possible. After surgery, several months are needed to get back your vision. In few cases, complete vision may also be compromised. A good prognosis depends on the fact that treatment is done before the macula gets affected.
To prevent yourself from this loss, make sure you go for your doctor’s visit. Early detection of retinal detachment can save you from getting your macula affected... thus, resulting in a better recovery.
Aftercare of surgery should be given a lot of importance to. Follow your doctor’s suggestions to the core. Do not skip your appointments for at least 6 weeks, as complications may occur during this time.
Rest make sure to take care of your eyes to avoid any such atrocities.
“Your eyes are your connection with the outer world.”
Know more about Retinal Detachment in this short video by Dr. Zain Khatib