What is Retinal tear?
The retina is the inner lining of the eye; it is the thin, light-sensitive tissue that generates vision. Tears can form in the retina, creating a risk of retinal detachment such as Atrophic hole and Tractional hiatus.
The vitreous is a clear gel-like substance that fills in the back cavity of the eye, which is lined by the retina. At birth, this gel is attached to the retina, but as we age, the gel separates from the retina creating a posterior vitreous detachment or PVD.
People with high myopia have longer eyes (axial elongation), which means that the retina is a more stretched and therefore prone to peripheral retinal hole.
Retinal detachment itself is painless. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as:
・The sudden appearance of many floaters — tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision
・Flashes of light in one or both eyes
・Gradually reduced side (peripheral) vision
・A curtain-like shadow over your visual field
This is an examination to check the condition of your retina. We put eye drops that dilate your pupils and observe the retina and optic nerve to check if there aren’t any diseases.
Laser coagulation uses the heat from a laser to seal or destroy abnormal, leaking blood vessels in the retina. Laser coagulation may be used to prevent further progression of retinopathy.
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