What does thinning of the retina mean?

What does thinning of the retina mean?

What does thinning of the retina mean?

Commonly lattice degeneration is called “thinning of the retina” and it can be treated by surrounding it with laser. Lattice degeneration can lead to retinal tears and detachments and if there are symptoms of flashes or floaters, the risk of developing a retinal tear or detachment are higher.

Is retinal thinning serious?

Although rare, a retinal detachment is a very serious problem that can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness. The retinal thinning, weakening and development of holes associated with lattice degeneration creates areas that are more prone to cause a retinal detachment.

How do you prevent retinal thinning?

Since retinal detachment is often caused by aging, there’s often no way to prevent it. But you can lower your risk of retinal detachment from an eye injury by wearing safety goggles or other protective eye gear when doing risky activities, like playing sports.

Can a thin retina be repaired?

How is a retinal detachment repair performed? There are several types of surgery to repair a detached retina. A simple tear in the retina can be treated with freezing, called cryotherapy, or a laser procedure. Different types of retinal detachment require different kinds of surgery and different levels of anesthesia.

How do you repair thinning retina?

Repair of any tear that is present in order to prevent retinal detachment may be done by laser photocoagulation or cryopexy. Laser energy is supplied to heat up the retina by the absorption of the light, to about 60 0C, inducing coagulation necrosis.

How can I increase my retinal thickness naturally?

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

  1. Healthy and balanced diet.
  2. Avoiding unhealthy foods and drinks.
  3. Drinking plenty of water.
  4. Regular exercise.
  5. Wearing sunglass when out in the sun.
  6. Quitting smoking.
  7. Wearing eye protection.
  8. Regular eye check-up.

What causes retinal tears in the eye?

Aging, eye trauma, eye surgery or being drastically nearsighted may cause retinal tears or detachments. If not treated properly, a retinal tear may lead to retinal detachment. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina is pulled away from its normal position of lining the inside eyewall.

How do you strengthen a thin retina?

How can I make my eye retina strong?

Don’t forget the carotenoids A few other nutrients are also keys to improving eyesight. Among them are lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids found in the retina. You can also find them in leafy green vegetables, broccoli, zucchini, and eggs. Lutein and zeaxanthin can also be taken in supplement form.