Retinal diseases can result in permanent blindness if left untreated. Saying that symptoms such as light flashing, flying fly, sudden vision loss can be a harbinger of retinal detachment, which is a serious eye disease, Op. Dr. Fevzi Akkan said, “Retinal detachment, which can occur at any age, although more often in middle age and older, may develop due to tears or holes in the retina. In addition, sudden, severe or penetrating blows to the eye can cause detachment, as well as diabetes and some degenerative diseases can also trigger the disease ”.
The disease can progress insidiously
Saying that the retina in a healthy eye is in contact with the homogeneous vitreous fluid that covers the inside of the eye, Op. Dr. Fevzi Akkan said, “The vitreous fluid can be separated from the retina due to reasons such as advancing age, high myopia, impact or accident. This separation can cause black dots or flashes in front of the eyes. However, in some cases, the disease may occur without symptoms, only with complaints of fly flying, and may appear with direct vision loss by progressing insidiously, ”he said.
Risk increases in myopic patients
Reminding that one of the biggest causes of the disease is heredity, Op. Dr. Fevzi Akkan said, “Half of retinal detachments occur in myopia. Myopia, which is a hereditary disease, occurs when the anteroposterior axis of the eye begins to elongate in children aged 12-13 years of age in adolescence. However, since the retina does not have the ability to regenerate itself, it cannot stretch and tears and rupture findings may occur. For this reason, it is extremely important for myopia patients to have their eye checks regularly, ”he said.
Immediate surgical treatment is essential
Emphasizing that retinal detachment is one of the eye diseases that require emergency surgery, Op. Dr. Fevzi Akkan pointed out that the surgery should be performed as early as possible before the central vision deteriorates in the patient. Kiss. Dr. Fevzi Akkan said, “Early surgical intervention is important, because no matter how successful surgery you perform when the yellow spot is removed, the person’s vision may not be fully achieved. “It is possible to save the eye if the operation of a patient whose macula is not removed and the operation is successful”