Treatment for a detached retina will be determined based on the severity and cause of the medical condition. There are some surgical techniques that are available to reattach the retina, and there are also techniques that can assist in the regeneration of retinal tissue.
If surgery is deemed unnecessary, your veterinarian will treat the underlying medical cause for the retinal detachment by prescribing your cat medication.
Your veterinarian will recommend that you restrict the cat's activity post-surgery. There are several possible complications that can occur, including blindness, cloudy lens formation (cataract), glaucoma, and chronic eye pain. In order to quickly identify these complications, your veterinarian will monitor your cat's blood cell counts and recommend frequent follow-up exams.
It is also possible that the retina cannot be reattached, or that the cat's blindness is irreversible. In these cases, your veterinarian may equip you with lifestyle management training skills to improve the overall quality of life for your pet.
There are currently no known preventive measures for a detached retina.
Anything having to do with the eye
The layer of the eye that is charged with receiving and processing images
The colored layer around the pupil
High blood pressure
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
Less oxygen than normal in the blood