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Can concussion cause detached retina?

Is it possible to get detached retina because of concussion? Why?
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  • walkthru


    Well, it is possible that concussion can cause retina detachment. A minority of retinal detachments result from concussions to the head. The retina detachment can be divided into three types: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, educative, serous, or secondary retinal detachment, tractional retinal detachment. While tractional retinal detachment can be caused by an injury, or inflammation. According to a retrospective Indian study of more than 500 cases of rhegmatogenous detachments found that over 50% after the inciting injury can lead to tractional retinal detachment. By the way, if you get detached retina, you should accept treatment as soon as possible. Detached retina is really harmful to eye health and you'll loss some vision gradually and then only can see a whole dark world without any treatment on it.
  • Kelsey McNew


    Detached retina is a very serious problem to eyes. It is also known as retina detachment, which means the retina peels away or detaches from where its underlying layer of support tissue at the back of eyes. There is no confirmed saying that concussion will cause retina detachment. However, when concussion happens, the strong power in the head might also makes retina peels away or detached. It is not caused by concussion but by the strong impact. Yet many causes are related to the heavy prescription. When you have the detached retina, you should see a doctor for help as soon as possible, otherwise you might loose your sight for good. Now, the best cure for retina detachment is laser surgery.
  • Catherine


    Yes, the concussion may easily cause the detached retina if you have the high prescription. You'd better accept the surgery to treat it. And after the surgery, you should take good care of the eyes. You should not get the strong knock on the head or the eyes surrounding parts. In addition, you'd better take the regular check for the eyes.