The unnatural position of the retina is calledretinal detachment. The retina moves from the back of the eye and producesvision problems. This medical condition can be very serious and has to betreated immediately. The retina works in the following way. It communicateswith the brain, sending pictures of the things we see. For this job, retinalcells are responsible. If any of these items is damaged, or its functionimpaired, the person will experience problems with vision. There is also acollagen gel which is found in the area between the lens and the retina. Butsince getting older means being more prone to diseases, older people will haveproblems when the vitreous detaches from the retina. This attachment is foundin the back of the eye, but the problems occur when the detachment is madeforcefully and retina is damaged. This detachment is not very harmful, but, in this kind of a situation, it can be. Liquid can penetrate through this tear. Itcan even lead to blindness. Some diseases can aid the development of thiscondition. These are glaucoma, nearsightedness, serious trauma, prior retinaldetachments, or detachments in the family, prior cataract surgery and evenweaken location on your retina. But all this can be monitored and detected ifpeople would visit a specialist occasionally.
This condition usually affects middle aged orolder people, but there are many cases when younger people are affected as well.One of the most common symptoms of retinal detachment is the gray curtain,which patients see moving in front of them, in their line of vision. Thetreatment will return the retina to its original position and this can be done bycryotherapy or laser surgery. There are many diverse cases, so there are also manydiverse solutions and treatments. The doctor will examine you and give yourcondition appropriate treatment. In the pneumatic retinopexy, gas bubble isinserted and used to push the retina in the wanted position. This bubble willdisappear eventually, but patients will have to hold the head in a certainposition. Scleral buckle can also be used as a counterbalance to the forcewhich moves the retina. After this, the fluid is drained and the retina canreturn to normal. If the gel bubble isn't disappearing or the vitreous gelneeds to be eliminated, vitrectomy is performed. Wearing an eye patch after thesurgery is needed. The success of the surgery depends on many reasons, such asthe severity and maturity of the disease. There are several possible sideeffects from the operation. Bleeding, high eye pressure and infections arepossible.