Retinal Detachment - Recovery Equipment

Dr. Michael Kapusta, MD, FRSCS, Ophthalmologist, talks about retinal detachment and specialized equipment that can help with recovery.

Loading the player...

Dr. Michael Kapusta, MD, FRSCS, Ophthalmologist, talks about retinal detachment and specialized equipment that can help with recovery.
23040 Views
Share
Video transcript

97-100 People got two or more of these video questions wrong... ( 1 participated.)

Do You Understand Retinal Detachment?

Questions
 
True
False
1

A retinal detachment can lead to the loss of central vision.

Explanation:

A retinal detachment requires immediate medical care, as it can lead to the loss of central vision.

2

Patients who have undergone cataract surgery have a higher risk of developing a retinal detachment.

Explanation:

Retinal detachment causes include being highly myopic (nearsighted), patients who have experienced trauma to the eye, and patients who have undergone cataract surgery.

3

Floaters aren't a symptom of a retinal detachment.

Explanation:

Retinal detachment symptoms include flashes of light, floaters and loss of peripheral vision. However, some patients don’t notice any symptoms, or only notice an issue when they lose vision.

4

Your ophthalmologist will usually recommend the scleral buckle procedure first.

Explanation:

A patient’s age and their previous ocular history, including history of surgery, do have implications in terms of what type of repair your vitreoretinal surgeon might choose to use.

5

There are three types of surgery your ophthalmologist may recommend.

Explanation:

Your ophthalmologist may suggest scleral buckle, pneumatic retinopexy or vitrectomy to repair a retinal detachment.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

QA Chat