Complaints such as flashing light or flying fly may be the harbinger of "retinal detachment" disease known as retinal rupture. Drawing attention to the importance of early diagnosis in retinal diseases, Dünyagöz Etiler Op. Dr. Fevzi Akkan said, “In retinal diseases, vision loss can be stopped with treatment and visual function can be restored according to the treatment to be applied.
Time should not be wasted and a specialist ophthalmologist should be consulted for complaints such as decreased vision, deterioration of perceived shapes, small, large or distorted vision, ”he said.
Retinal diseases can result in permanent blindness if left untreated. Dünyagöz Etiler's 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.
The 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 a must!
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"