Retinal Detachment is an emergency situation where the Retina detaches from the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye. The longer retinal detachment goes untreated worse would be the consequences. Once Retina detaches from the preface of the eye at the back, the Retina starts to die away as the nourishment, and blood flow is restricted. Some of the most apparent and prominent symptoms of the condition are.
The sudden emergence of floaters in the eye
- Flashes of lights in one or both of the eyes (photopsia)
- Blurred Vision
- Gradually reducing side vision
- A curtain-like shadow upon your field of vision
If the symptoms mentioned are becoming apparent in your condition, it would be a wise move to consult a doctor and seek attention for all the underlying issues which might be causing such problems. Once your eye care provider makes sure that the condition you are suffering from is a retinal detachment, its possible that the next discussion will be about treatment options from here on forward. Possible treatment options for retinal detachment are.
Laser (Thermal) therapy or cryopexy (freezing)
In some instances, while undertaking medical supervision, as soon as the symptoms become apparent, your ophthalmologist might diagnose a retinal tear before the Retina starts pulling away from the underlying tissue. Your provider would use a medical laser or a freezing to seal the tear, creating scar tissue that would hold the Retina in place.
A approach of profound use if the detachment is not extensive. In this procedure
- Your provider would inject a small gas bubble into the vitreous fluid of the eye.
- The bubble would press against the Retina closing the tear.
- The body would absorb the fluid which got accumulated under the Retina. The Retina would then stick to the eye wall like it should. Eventually, the gas bubble surgically created would also get absorbed into the eye.
- After the surgery, as a precaution, your ophthalmologist would ask you not to move your head with sudden jerks, keep it still as much as possible, and not lie on your back.
- Your surgeon would surgically place a silicone band around your eye.
- The band holds the Retina in place and stays there permanently; you cannot see the band.
- The detached Retina would heal.
- Laser or Cryopexy might be used as well to seal the tear.
In this procedure, the surgeon removes the vitreous and any tissue impacting the retina air, gas, or silicone-based oil and is then injected into the eye to keep it functioning as it should. Eventually, the air, gas, or liquid would be absorbed, and the vitreous space would again fill up with body fluid. Vitrectomy may be combined with the Scleral Buckling procedure to ensure the conditions get better.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell therapy, used for regenerating the Retina and other cells that help in the perception of light and vision, has been a regular research subject for many years. According to research conducted In an RP mouse model, subretinal transplantation of iPSC-derived RPE spheroids delayed thinning of retinal ONL; high pigment epithelium-derived factor levels reduced the number of apoptotic cells with a microglial infiltration in the Retina. Mesenchymal cells have also been studied extensively for their potential in treating several retinal disorders. According to a recently conducted research, human dental pulp-derived MSCs on intravitreal transplantation improved the retinal function in a rat model or reversed retinal degeneration. Intravitreal injection of the umbilical cord-derived MSCs and the exosomes derived from UC-MSC’S into the anterior ocular chamber induced the proliferation of progenitor cells in the ciliary body. It promoted ocular regeneration and repair in the glaucoma model. For Stem Cell Therapy In India, Stem Cell Care India could be your best alternative. Their highly trained doctors can make sure you receive the best possible treatment for your ailments. Whether in India or abroad, you can schedule your appointments with just a call.