Retinal Detachment Treatment?
doctor. Thank you for answering the previous question. I’ve been to the eye clinic to have my eyes checked for floaters and minus height. The ophthalmologist said there was indeed a tear in the retina of the right eye. The left eye only had retinal thinning.rnBut because according to the doctor, the tear wasn’t that bad, so it just needed a laser. The left eye also needs a laser to prevent tearing. My question, what are the side effects after doing retinal laser? Does it have any effect on minus eye size? Thank you
Thanks for the question. Retinal detachment is a condition where the retinal layer detaches from the eyeball wall. This condition is a sight threatening condition and should be treated as soon as possible. The severity of the detached layer varies from just a tear or no tear in the retinal layer but there is a collection of fluid under this layer so that the retinal layer does not stick to the eyeball wall. Retinal detachment can cause vision loss if not treated promptly. The risk of retinal detachment increases in patients with high minus eye, has experienced retinal detachment in the other eye, has a family with a similar condition, has had cataract surgery, has experienced an eye injury, or has certain other eye health conditions.
One of the treatments for retinal detachment is laser surgery. The use of a laser is intended to burn the area of the tear so that the torn retina can stick to the wall of the eye. As many as 90% of cases of retinal detachment can be treated well but many also require a second treatment. Your vision will slowly improve over a few months after surgery. However, there are also patients whose vision does not improve even after surgery. Therefore, treatment must be done as soon as possible before the retinal tear expands. The earlier the treatment is carried out, the better the outcome of the operation on the patient's vision. This surgery does not affect the size of your minus eye because this surgery is different from laser on minus eye.
Please discuss further with the ophthalmologist who treats you regarding the results of the operation and other complications.
Hope this information is useful.