What is Schisis eye?

What is Schisis eye?

What Is retinoschisis? Retinoschisis occurs when a separation (schisis) develops between the two major layers of the retina, creating a blister-like elevation that can be confused with a true retinal detachment.

How does retinoschisis affect vision?

Retinoschisis can damage the macula, affecting central vision. Retinoschisis in the macula affects an essential part of the vision, which allows someone to see shapes and colors straight ahead of them. Problems with central vision can make it difficult to perform daily activities, such as reading or driving.

Can retinoschisis be treated?

There is no medical treatment for degenerative retinoschisis; however, vitrectomy surgery is occasionally required for complications related to either type of retinoschisis.

Is retinoschisis an emergency?

For most people, retinoschisis isn’t a serious condition. Eventually, you may need glasses to correct any vision problems caused by your split retina. While the condition itself is often harmless, both degenerative and X-linked retinoschisis increase your risk of retinal detachment.

How can you tell the difference between retinal detachment and retinoschisis?

A retinal detachment typically collapses under the area of scleral depression, while a retinoschisis moves in accordance with the area of the retina that is being depressed. Retinoschisis is very clear and transparent, allowing for the choroidal detail below the schisis to be easily seen.

How can you tell the difference between retinal detachment and Retinoschisis?

How can I reduce my cross eye?


  1. Eyeglasses or contact lenses. This may be the only treatment needed for some patients.
  2. Prism lenses. These special lenses are thicker on one side than the other.
  3. Vision therapy.
  4. Eye muscle surgery.

How serious is retinoschisis?

What causes retinal tears?

A retinal tear is a small break in this inner lining. Retinal tears can have many causes and can happen at any age. Aging, eye trauma, eye surgery or being drastically nearsighted may cause retinal tears or detachments. If not treated properly, a retinal tear may lead to retinal detachment.

What does it mean to have retinal schisis?

(239)390-3339. Retinal schisis is a splitting of the layers of the retina. Retinal schisis may be acquired with aging, or may be found in school age children as a congenital condition.

What kind of degeneration is senile retinoschisis?

Senile Retinoschisis is a microcystoid degeneration of the neurosensory retina, with splitting at the outer plexiform layer of the retina.

How does retinoschisis cause the retina to split?

Most cases of juvenile retinoschisis are the result of a mutation in the RS1 gene. This gene contains the information that the body needs to make retinoschisin. Studies suggest that this protein keeps the retina working properly. When there is less retinoschisin due to this mutation, the retina can start to split.

Are there different types of retinoschisis in people?

This abnormality can affect vision in different ways, depending on where in the retina it occurs. There are several types of retinoschisis, which can be hereditary or degenerative. People who have the condition from birth likely have a type of hereditary retinoschisis, such as X-linked juvenile retinoschisis.