Retinal detachment describes a detachment of the retina caused by holes, bleedings or others. A retinal detachment should be treated by a doctor, as it may cause blindness of the affected eye.
Retinal detachment is a detachment of the retina. Various mechanisms can cause the retina’s different layers to detach from each other, and things seen can’t be processed to the brain anymore. The most common form of retinal detachment is an existing hole in the retina, through which vitreal fluid finds its way between the layers and detaches them from each other. A hit or fall can also cause a bleeding between the layers of retina and detach them from each other.
Retinal detachment may cause flashes of light and black spots that move with the viewing direction. Some patients may see a “rain of black dots”, if a blood vessel is torn and bleeding. A common symptom is also a shadow in the field of vision. Depending on the affected part of the retina, visual impairment and distorted vision may differ in their degree.
In most cases, a reflection of the ocular fundus can show a retinal detachment clearly. Treatment should be started immediately; otherwise the affected eye might go blind. For smaller detachments it might be sufficient to stick the retina together in their immediate environment, for bigger detachments, a more comprehensive surgery might be indicated. For more complicated retinal detachments, the removal of the vitreus body could become necessary. Generally, about 95% of retinal detachments can be treated without severe complications. Especially in case of spontaneous retinal detachments, the other eye might get affected after some time, an ophthalmologist regularly for check-ups.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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