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ICD-10 code: H33.8

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Other Retinal Detachments - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated promptly. It occurs when the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye, becomes detached from its normal position. While rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is the most common form, there are several other types of retinal detachments that can occur.

  1. Tractional Retinal Detachment: This occurs when scar tissue on the retina contracts, causing it to pull away from the back of the eye. It can be caused by conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and sickle cell disease.
  2. Exudative Retinal Detachment: This type of detachment occurs when fluid accumulates underneath the retina, causing it to detach. It can be caused by conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and inflammatory disorders.
  3. Combined Retinal Detachment: This is a combination of both tractional and exudative retinal detachment, and can occur in conditions such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

The symptoms of other retinal detachments are similar to those of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and can include:

  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters in the field of vision
  • A curtain-like shadow over part of the visual field
  • Blurred vision

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Your eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment.

Treatment for other retinal detachments may include:

  • Laser photocoagulation to seal retinal tears or holes
  • Cryopexy to freeze the retina in place
  • Vitrectomy to remove the vitreous gel and repair the retina
  • Injection of medication into the eye to reduce inflammation and promote healing

With prompt diagnosis and treatment, most cases of other retinal detachments can be successfully treated, and vision loss can be prevented. Regular eye exams are important to detect any changes in your eye health and prevent serious eye conditions from developing.

Diagnosis Codes for Other retinal detachments | H33.8