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Retinal Problems are a group of eye conditions that affect the vital Retina and can lead to loss of vision . The most common retinal problems include
Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision
Diabetic eye disease
Retinal detachment - a medical emergency, when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye
Retinoblastoma - cancer of the retina which is most common in young children.
Macular pucker - scar tissue on the macula
Macular hole - a small break in the macula that usually happens to people over 60
Floaters - cobwebs or specks in your field of vision
Retinal diseases can be associated with aging, diabetes or other diseases, trauma to the eye, or family history. Symptoms might include seeing floating specks or cobwebs, blurred vision, distorted vision, defects in the field of vision, lost vision, or other problems.
HOW IS RETINAL PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
The doctor may use the following tests, instruments and procedures to diagnose retinal detachment:
• Retinal examination. The doctor may use an instrument with a bright light and a special lens (ophthalmoscope) to examine the back of the eye, including the retina. The ophthalmoscope provides a highly detailed view, allowing the doctor to see any retinal holes, tears or detachments.
• Ultrasound imaging. The doctor may use this test if bleeding has occurred in the eye, making it difficult to see the retina.
HOW IS RETINAL PROBLEMS TREATED?
Surgery is the most common treatment for retinal problems.Focal laser photocoagulation can repair a retinal tear or hole. Scatter laser photocoagulation is used to shrink abnormal new blood vessels which are bleeding or threatening to bleed into the vitreous.Cryopexy in which a freezing probe to the external wall of the eye to treat a retinal tear.
DID YOU KNOW?
Genetically dominant eye diseases are gain-of-function mutations and cannot be corrected by adding a corrective gene. The defective gene first must be inactivated. Progress has been made in this arena by using a mutation-specific, ribozyme-based therapeutic strategy with longstanding rescue in two different lines of transgenic rats, each with its own rhodopsin mutation. Two classes, hammerhead and hairpin ribozymes, were found to be effective.