Retinal tears and detachment 101?
May 28, 2009 11:35 PM Subscribe
Retinal tears and detachments 101. Please tell me everything you know or have experienced from symptoms to treatment and aftercare.
posted by loquacious to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure I've been experiencing the symptoms of threatening retinal detachment/tears for a few months now. I'm getting "floaters" that only move a little bit side to side or up and down and then always "settle" back to the same shape and position - which are probably, now that I really think about it, wrinkles. Wrinkles in my damn retina. Because the goo in my eyes is shrinking. Argh.
To get this part out of the way: Yes, I'm a fucking idiot. Yes, I'm going to go try see a doctor at an ER without insurance real soon now, and try and try again - unless it suddenly worsens in which case I'll go right now.
This isn't a "should I see a doctor for this?" question. The answer is "Yes, you idiot."
So, please... please tell me anything and everything you know about symptoms, diagnosis methods, treatment options and aftercare. I guess the real question is: What am I in for?