Retinal Detachment

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If you have been identified as being at risk for developing a retinal detachment. Please read this information carefully.

The retina is a delicate tissue that lines the back of the eye, and allows you to see. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from the underlying tissue.

There are a number of conditions that increase the risk of retinal detachment. They include moderate to high myopia (nearsighted), blunt or penetrating injury to the eye, peripheral retinal degenerations, and heredity. You should be aware of the symptoms of a retinal detachment, and maintain a schedule of periodic eye examinations.

 

A retinal detachment is an emergency. If prompt surgical treatment is provided, permanent vision loss can be prevented. Should you experience and of the symptoms listed below, seek care immediately. If you are unable to reach an eye doctor directly, then proceed to a local hospital emergency room.

If you have been identified as being at risk for developing a retinal detachment. Please read this information carefully.

The retina is a delicate tissue that lines the back of the eye, and allows you to see. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from the underlying tissue.

There are a number of conditions that increase the risk of retinal detachment. They include moderate to high myopia (nearsighted), blunt or penetrating injury to the eye, peripheral retinal degenerations, and heredity. You should be aware of the symptoms of a retinal detachment, and maintain a schedule of periodic eye examinations.

A retinal detachment is an emergency. If prompt surgical treatment is provided, permanent vision loss can be prevented. Should you experience and of the symptoms listed below, seek care immediately. If you are unable to reach an eye doctor directly, then proceed to a local hospital emergency room.

What Are The Symptoms Of Retinal Detachment

Seeing flashing lights (especially in your side vision)

Loss of side vision

Seeing a "shower of dots"

Seeing a veil or curtain over you vision (this may develop suddenly or over a period of hours)

There is no pain associated with a retinal detachment

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