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A Detached Retina is a severe and sight-threatening condition which may cause poor or blurred vision. It’s a medical emergency which needs immediate treatment by an experienced Retina specialist only. Detached Retina is caused when the retina separates itself from its normal position and is pulled away from the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the retina. Hence lack of oxygen makes it impossible for the retina to function properly, and which is why the patient experiences a sudden loss of vision or blurred vision. Unless the retina is reattached immediately through a Retinal Detachment surgery, the condition may even cause permanent loss of eyesight. However, when the detachment extends into the central part of the retina (macula) the central vision is lost which is difficult to be fixed completely. At Sharp Sight, one of the best eye hospital in India for retina, we offer latest treatment options for Detached Retina.

Retinal Detachment, commonly seen in older adults over 50 years, is not a painful condition. Therefore, if you experience sudden flashes of light or floaters or partial loss of vision, do not delay and get your eyes examined by our best retina doctor in Delhi.

To seek an appointment with the top retina surgeon in India, contact Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), the best eye hospital in India for retina.

Causes and Risk Factors

Some of the common causes and risk factors of Retinal Detachment to watch out for are:

  • Diabetes
  • Family history of retinal detachment
  • Injury/trauma to face/eye
  • Tumors
  • Cataract surgery complications
  • Posterior vitreous detachment

Types of Retinal Detachment

A very common type of Retinal Detachment is caused due to a tear/hole or any kind of opening in the retina through which eye fluids leak out. Some of the causes for this type of Retinal Detachment includes a condition called posterior vitreous detachment, trauma or family history of Retinal Detachment, etc.

Tractional Detachment, another common type of Retinal Detachment is commonly seen in people who have diabetes. However, this may also result from retinal surgery performed in the recent past.

Diagnostic Tests

The first step to confirm if you have Retinal Detachment is to conduct a comprehensive eye examination along with a detailed retinal evaluation, during which drops are put into both your eyes so as to enlarge your pupils. This helps the ophthalmologist to examine the back of the eye clearly. The effect of these drops usually wear off after a few hours, but your vision will be blurred temporarily preventing you from reading and driving.

If you are diagnosed with a Retinal Detachment, you will be advised to have a Retinal Detachment Surgery as soon as possible to reattach the retina because a delayed surgery reduces the chances of good recovery of vision. A few diagnostic tests will be performed to check the retina and pupil.

These may include:

  • Visual acuity
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Ultrasound of the eye
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
  • Refraction test
  • Retinal photography/Fundus Photography