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Who is at risk for retinal detachment?

A retinal detachment can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over age 40. It affects men more than women and Caucasians more than African Americans. A retinal detachment is also more likely to occur in people who are nearsighted or have had a retinal detachment in the other eye, a…

How can vitreo-retinal problems be treated?

Problems with the retina and vitreous including retinal tear, retinal detachment, severe intraocular infection, eye disease and trauma can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Surgery, lasers and injections can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.

When are Cornea transplants needed?

Cornea transplants may be required if functional vision cannot be achieved by medications or special contact lenses. Conditions for cornea transplants include: Keratoconus, a steep curving of the cornea, cornea failure following other eye surgery, hereditary conditions, scarring after infections, injury or rejection after cornea transplant.