Retinal detachment risks and symptoms

Retinal detachment risks and symptoms

What is Retinal detachment?

When the retina separates from the back layer of the eye or from the inner wall of the eye, it is called retinal detachment. That is, the retina shifts from it’s the normal position. This is a serious medical condition and you need to contact a retina specialist without delay. There is a high risk of losing vision if the retinal detachment is not treated on time.

Causes of retinal detachment:

There are three main causes.

Rhegmatogenous – This is a very common type of retinal detachment. It happens when a hole in the retina is developed and the liquid from the vitreous passes through the retinal tear. Retina detaches more and more as the fluid accumulates. This causes the retina to lose its function. This can cause vision loss because the area where the retina detaches loses its blood supply and stops working. The most common reason for rhegmatogenous detachment is weakness in retina called retina degeneration.

Tractional – This type of retinal detachment occurs when the scar tissue on the retina’s surface grows thereby causing the retina to pull away from the back of the eye. Tractional detachment is often seen in people who have poorly controlled diabetes.

Exudative – In this type of retinal detachment, there are no tears or holes in the retina. It is caused by other retinal diseases, or with age-related macular degeneration, injury to the eye, tumors or inflammatory disorders.

Symptoms of retinal detachment:

Blurred vision.

Partial or total vision loss.

Sudden flashes of light.

Seeing dark shadows on the sides or in the middle of the eyes. 

Seeing dark spots which move with the vision.

Risk factors of retinal detachment: 

Myopic. (Minus number of glasses.)



History of retinal detachment in family.

Had retinal detachment previously.

Previous eye surgery.

Eye injury. Etc.

Retinal detachment treatment at Netralaya:

Being the best Retina hospital clinic in Ahmedabad, our patients are well taken care of at Netralaya Super Speciality eye care hospital by the best retina specialists and retina surgeons team. We have world-class technology that enhances our attention to detail in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal detachment and we are able to give our patients the gift of vision. 

Latest state-of-the-art technology at Netralaya:



-No need to wait for dilating pupil.

-OPTUS DAYTONA ADVANCED is a very useful tool for FUNDUS examination by “non-touch technique” in this covid-19 pandemic era.

-200° retina imaging through a 2mm pupil (the only technology in the world).

-AUTO CAPTURING WITHOUT DILATING in just 0.3 seconds.–Ultra high Resolution Digital Retinal Image.


-Enhanced 3D Visualization with High Definition and crisp Resolution.

-Amazing image depth.

-Clarity and color contrast.

-High power digital microscope.

-Minimal exposure to the patient’s eye.

-55 inch Medical Grade Screen providing greater precision and accuracy.

-Comfortable for doctors, so good results to patients.

3D eye surgery gives a lot of freedom to eye surgeons to perform better in a more neutral and physiologic position without any technical difficulty. Also, multiple people in the room can have a view of the high resolution images.

Sharing a few lines from a patient, Mr. Dineshbhai Patel who was previously operated somewhere else. He underwent treatment for retinal detachment for another eye at Netralaya.

“Had a great experience with the Netralaya eye hospital. My one eye was lost with retinal detachment. I was operated on for the surgery on my detached retina for other eye by doctors over here and the experience was excellent. I came holding the hand of my daughter and went by myself. Netyralaya gave me another life.”. – Dineshbhai Patel

Netralaya Super Speciality eye care hospital, Ahmedabad provides comprehensive eye care facilities in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Therefore, for reliable eye disease treatment, book your appointment today.
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