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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Masashi Mimura, MD

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • Sudden blind spots

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  • Both eyes are unable to perceive the left side

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is retinal detachment?

An eye condition causing holes in vision when looking at objects. It is due to the retina (sensing layer of the eye) peeling off, usually because of aging, eye injury, or diabetes.

Symptoms of retinal detachment

  • Difficulty seeing on one side

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Can see tiny dots or objects in vision, i.e. floaters

  • Seeing jagged spots of light, like the teeth of a saw

  • Seeing flashes of light

  • Blurred vision

  • Injury to area around the eyes

  • Poor vision

Questions your doctor may ask to check for retinal detachment

  • Are you currently experiencing vision loss in one eye?

  • Are you experiencing any blind spots in your vision?

  • Do you see floating shapes or dots in your vision (like insects)?

  • Do you see jagged light spots, like a saw's teeth?

  • Do you see flickering or flashes of light in the dark?

Treatment for retinal detachment

The specialist will recommend one or more treatment options, including laser/freezing repair, injecting an air bubble to seal the tear, or surgery.

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References

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3940167/

  • Amer R, Nalcı H, Yalçındağ N. Exudative retinal detachment. Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov-Dec;62(6):723-769. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2017.05.001. Epub 2017 May 13. PMID: 28506603.

    https://www.surveyophthalmol.com/article/S0039-6257(16)30265-X/fulltext

  • Kwok JM, Yu CW, Christakis PG. Retinal detachment. CMAJ. 2020 Mar 23;192(12):E312. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.191337. PMID: 32392514; PMCID: PMC7101175.

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  • Zhang ZY, Sun YJ, Song JY, Fan B, Li GY. Experimental models and examination methods of retinal detachment. Brain Res Bull. 2021 Apr;169:51-62. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2021.01.004. Epub 2021 Jan 9. PMID: 33434623.

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Masashi Mimura, MD

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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