Eye conditions should not be a life sentence, especially with the advancement of ophthalmology. There are many surgical and non-surgical ways to treat eye defects, especially a torn retina.
Retinal detachment surgery in Istanbul, Turkey helps to heal this serious and vision-threatening event. The latter occurs when the retina separates from its underlying supporting tissue. The retina cannot function when these layers get disconnected. Unless an ocular surgeon quickly repair the retina, permanent vision loss can result.
The retinal detachment treatment is a surgical procedure that does not comport many risks.
Who is this procedure for?
- Extremely myopic people between 40 and 70 years with longer eyeballs with thinner retinas
- People with eye tears due to diabetes or severe high blood pressure
- After eye trauma or myopia laser surgery, cataracts.
- Swelling of the eye and face
- Vision disturbance
Intervention or treatment's duration
- One to two hours depending on the complexity
- Back to professional activity after at least one month
- Back to sport after at least two months
- Visual recovery can take more than 1 year before maximum stabilizing
Retinal Detachment Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis
If only a small part of your retina has become torn, you may not have any signs or symptoms.
However, if your entire retina gets torn, you may not be able to see as clearly as normal. You may also notice other sudden symptoms, including:
- The appearance of a black veil on the whole or part of the visual field of the eye concerned;
- flashes of light appear in the field of vision. It is always in the same place, even with closed eyes;
- Image distortion due to the straight lines that become curved.
What should I do if I have these Symptoms?
A detached retina can be a medical emergency that requires from you to go to an ophthalmology clinic or a hospital. If you experience these symptoms, it is important to consult an eye doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of retinal detachment often appear quickly. If not treated immediately, more of the retina can become detached, increasing the risk of permanent vision loss or blindness.
It is important to note that this eye defect differs from posterior vitreous detachment which is a symptomless and benign condition.
Causes: Myopia, LASIK & Retinal Tear
It is important to note that the retinal detachment causes vary from a patient to another.
Face or eye injuries can increase the risk of retinal detachment, as can very high levels of myopia. Extremely short-sighted people have longer eyeballs with thinner retinas that are more likely to come off.
A torn retina can occur after LASIK surgery in very myopic people. This condition can also result from:
- Cataract surgery;
- Eye diseases;
- Diseases like diabetes and sickle cell’s anaemia.
In many cases, the retinal tear induces retinal detachment, which makes it one of the main risk factors.
What is the Retinal Tear?
A retinal tear means that there is a lesion, tear or hole in your retina, before it detaches. A torn or a damaged retina usually have the same symptoms. If your retina gets torn, the vitreous humour in your eye can leak underneath and separate the retina from its epithelium. That's the main cause of retinal detachment.
What does the Diagnosis consist of?
Before the retinal detachment treatment, a diagnosis is necessary.
The ophthalmologist will perform an eye exam after dilating the pupils. Ultrasound medical imaging is necessary to have more details and obtain the best outcomes in the treatment of retinal detachment in Turkey.
Treatment of Retinal Detachment with the Best eye Surgery Doctors Turkey
Surgery is necessary for the retinal tear treatment. It is a retinene specialist who usually performs the surgical retinal detachment treatment. This health professional is an ophthalmologist with advanced training in medical and surgical treatment of retinal disorders.
Best Retinal Detachment Surgery Doctors in Turkey & Istanbul
The Best retinal detachment surgery doctors in Turkey can perform the scleral looping operation. The latter is the most common retinal detachment surgery. It involves attaching a small strip of silicone or plastic to the outside of the eye.
This band attaches the eye inward, which reduces the traction of the retina. Thus, it allows the retina to attach to the inner wall of the eye.
Finally, the surgeon links the scleral loop to the posterior part of the eye and is invisible after surgery.
Is Scleral Buckling sufficient to Repair the Retina?
The eye surgeon will merge the retina with its underlying supporting tissue (pigment retinal epithelium EP). This requires the combination of the scleral looping procedure with one of the following surgeries:
In this procedure, the eye surgeon removes the clear fluid from the posterior chamber of the eye. Then he replaced it with clear silicone oil to push the detached part of the retina back onto the PE.
In this surgery, the surgeon injects a small gas bubble into the vitreous body. This would allow him to push the detached part of the retina onto the PE.
The Cost of Retinal Detachment Surgery in Turkey & Istanbul
The cost of Retinal detachment treatment with hospitals and clinics of Turquie Santé includes:
- The surgeon's fees;
- Costs of the anaesthesiologist;
- The cost of the initial consultation with the surgeon.
The duration of postoperative care is different for each surgical intervention. Therefore, your surgeon will inform you during the initial consultation of the amount of postoperative care covered by the price.
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- Floaters appear in the visual field.
- Glare (phosphene).
- Decreased visual acuity.
- Decreased field of vision (appearance of a scotoma).
Detachment of the retina requires immediate surgical management.
During the operation, the surgeon creates a scar between the retina and the choroid by applying cold nitrogen. Then, to glue the two retinal sheets back together, there are two techniques:
- Indentation: the surgeon directly glues the retinal layers together;
- Pneumatic retinopexy: The surgeon injects a gas which exerts pressure on the retina allowing it to remain stuck.
Reuniting the retina surgically does not mean immediate vision recovery. A slight decrease in visual acuity will be seen after the operation.
The success rate of retina reattachment surgery in our clinics in Turkey is 90%.