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Mr. Kartik Kumar
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What is Retinal Detachment
The retina is a thin layer of tissue that is attached to the back of the eyeball. Sudden impacts or injury can cause the retina to detach from the eyeball, resulting in loss of vision. Aside from injuries or post-operative complications, retinal detachment can also occur due to weakness of the tissues due to degeneration.
What are the symptoms of Retinal Detachment
If you are expecting to experience pain when the retina detaches, that is not the case. In most cases, some of the warning signs include:
- The sudden appearance of floaters
- Blurred vision
- Reduced peripheral vision
- Shadow over the visual field
How to Treat Retinal Detachment – Scleral Buckling Surgery
The scleral buckling surgery is a procedure done to re-fix the retina to the eyeball to restore vision in the patient. The surgery is either done under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the patient’s requirements.
As for the actual procedure, the ophthalmologist reattached the retina to the wall of the eyeball first using cryosurgery and then placing a permanent silicone patch (buckle) on the wall of the eyeball. The stitches are dissolvable, which means that they don’t have to be removed after recovery. Most of the patients show signs of progress and quick healing after one surgery. However, complicated cases might require multiple surgeries to restore clear vision. The patient has to stay in the hospital for a day or two for monitoring before they can be discharged. The recovery time after the surgery is estimated between 4-5 weeks.
What is the success rate of this surgery
Scleral Buckling surgery has an 85% success rate of permanent reattachment after the first surgery. Additional surgeries can further enhance the cure rate to 95% and ensure considerable improvement in the clarity of the vision. It is only in 5% of cases that the retina doesn’t reattach even after the surgery.
What are the side effects or risks of Retinal detachment surgery
The retinal detachment surgery does impose several temporary complications like blurred vision, pain, red and swollen eye, and persistent mucus discharge. These side effects last for a few weeks and can be mitigated with proper prescription drugs. In some patients, they might experience near-sighted vision after the surgery, for which they need to wear glasses.
The majority (90%) of the cases are successfully done with the least number of complications. You might experience a minor hematoma or infection, but those are infrequent risks. Aside from the actual procedure and its complications, some patients might experience anesthesia-related side effects that the specialist will walk you through.
What are the chances of recurrence of Retinal detachment
The first three months after the surgery is highly crucial for the patient. If the retina stays intact after the first three months, the chances of recurrence are only 10%, which is preventable. Also, developing a similar case of retinal detachment in the “healthy” eye is only 12% and rarely occurs.
How to prevent Retinal detachment
Some patients have fragile and weak retina, which can eventually lead to holes or breaks. Early intervention in such cases can effectively reduce the risks of detachment using laser or cryosurgery. Also, undergoing routine dilated retinal examination can prevent the risks further.
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I had the great experience with ThinkEye Hospitals. My father had laser cataract surgery without complication. Dr. Mamatha took good efforts to explain the procedure and everything is transparent. Friendly staff and...
Dr Arpitha saved my eyes. Had I not gone to them sooner I could have lost my eyes. Dr Arpitha responded fast and saved my eyes. One of the best eye doctors...
I went for a second opinion to thinkeye... My initial though was to get a second opinion and go back to the first doctor for surgery. But Dr mamatha captured my trust....
Mr. Kartik Kumar
Best hospital for cataract surgery in Hyderabad. My mother in law's cataract surgery was sucessful. It was recommended by a friend of mine and now I would happily recommend it to anyone...