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A Retinal Detachment is a eye condition where part of the Retina is detached from the rest of the eye. This separation hinders the detached portion from sending visual signals to the brain. This condition can be Peripheral or Macular depending on the location of the vision loss.

Retinal Detachment is considered an Ocular emergency. If left untreated, it can result in severe damage to vision.
The diabetic eye can unfortunately be subject to an array of eye diseases including Cataract, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. In Diabetic Retinopathy, the Retina’s blood vessels become abnormal, causing swelling and leakage. These symptoms can ultimately lead to vision loss or blindness.

Diabetic Retinopathy can be detected through regular examinations from the Ophthalmologist. In its early stages, this condition is treatable through Laser technology.
Retinal Tears is a condition developed inside the Retina due to factors like aging. Aging causes the Vitreous inside the eye to shrink affecting the Macula which is responsible for clear vision in the eye.

When this shrinkage occurs, the Retina initiates a healing response in the form of a Macular Pucker or Epiretinal Membrane. This Macular Pucker causes a blurriness in vision which may cause discomfort to the patient. It can be detected through check ups at an eye professional.
Retinal holes are a result of the Vitreous shrinkage that happens due to aging. This shrinkage may cause a small portion of the Retina to be torn, forming a Retinal hole.

These holes can sometimes be harmless and other times can lead to serious damage to the patient’s vision. A doctor’s regular examination and consultation may prevent this issue from seriously affecting the patient’s vision.
Macular Degeneration usually takes two forms, Dry and Wet Macular Degeneration. Dry Macular Degeneration can be detected through tiny areas developing in the Macula called Drusen. Drusens develop as a result of the gradual thinning of the Macula due to aging.

Wet Macular Degeneration may develop following the development of Dry Macular Degeneration. It involves the growing of abnormal blood vessels under the Retina. These vessels may leak and cause scarring followed by loss of central vision.
Does a diabetic retinopathy patient need surgery?

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Dr. Osama Salah - Consultant Retinal Surgery - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Glasgow - United Kingdom - Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology - Cambridge
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