A retinal detachment causes the retina to be separated from the underlying tissue which supplies the retina with necessary oxygen and nourishment. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency and symptoms include the appearance of many bits of debris (floaters), sudden flashes of light or a shadow in the vision field. Prompt medical treatment can often save the vision in the eye.
Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by damage to the retinal blood vessels in patients with diabetes, resulting in leakage of plasma constituents in the surrounding retina and retinal swelling (oedema). The risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy includes poor control of blood sugar levels, high blood pressure and increased cholesterol. Medical treatment may include laser treatment, intravitreal injections or surgery.
Medical treatment may include laser treatment, intravitreal injections or surgery.