Retina detachment

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What is retina detachment?

The retina is a layer of tissue that is responsible for vision. A detached retina can impact your vision and without treatment could lead to blindness. The common symptoms include floaters, i.e. seeing dots or circles, darkened peripheral (or side) vision, and seeing flashes of light.

Common symptoms reported by people with retina detachment

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with retina detachment

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fioricet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(DHEA cream)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with retina detachment, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with retina detachment

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
facial swelling/puffiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fioricet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization numbness in hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
none
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(DHEA cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with retina detachment, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has retina detachment on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 13
40s 15
50s 25
60s 21
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 42
Female 50

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 58
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from retina detachment patients who have completed their condition history
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