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Old 10-07-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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hole in the retina

the doctor told my son 18years old that he has a hole in the retina in his right eye , I am very scared i never heard about this before , is it serious ? will this weaken his eye? will he be having tears all his life? please help me understand this. thank you

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Old 10-08-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: hole in the retina

Some retinal tears will heal by themselves; others are treated with laser.
Is your son severely nearsighted? This increases the risk. A blow to the head can also cause a tear.
Depending on the reason, it's possible to have one tear and never have any more trouble.

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