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early symptoms of retinal detachment

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters, flashes: Retinal detachment releases blood elements into the visual axis -you will see many floaters - and jiggles the retinal -this stimulus creates light fla ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Flashes of light: Seen in a dark environment can indicate vitreous traction on the retina. At worst it may indicate a retinal tear, break or detachment (rd). At best, ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
20 years experience Family Medicine
Painless: This is a painless disease. Symptoms include: the sudden appearance of many floaters — small bits of debris in your field of vision that look like spo ... Read More
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Dr. Lakshmana Kooragayala
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Loss of vison: Painless loss or decreased vision. Decreased side vision, which can progress to loss of central vision. Flashes of light. New onset floaters in th ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Godley
32 years experience Retinal Surgery
Flashes and Floaters: The classic visual symptoms of retinal detachment are light flashes, floaters, and loss of vision. Someone who experiences these symptoms should see ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Flashes: And floaters and a shadow over your vision in one eye.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See a retina special: New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Godley
32 years experience Retinal Surgery
Progressive Loss: Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient e ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
They can remain: You need to talk to your ophthalmologist to clarify what the issues are related to your eye and if you have a retinal detachment. That's physician can ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Don't risk it: You may have a benign vitreous detachment, but it could really be a retinal issue. Do not self-diagnose, see an ophthalmologist asap, and be safe.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
They are: A new onset of floaters in the vision, flashes of light and/or the appearance of a curtain or veil in the peripheral vision. Occasionally a retinal d ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: The most common symptoms of retinal detachment include a large amount of flaoters or flashes of light that do not improve over a few hours, as well as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If the macula (central part of your retina where most of your central vision comes from) is off already, then it won't matter much at all. If the ma ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Several things: Retinal detachment rarely causes a red eye or pain. There are a number of things that could cause your symptoms including an internal inflammation te ... Read More
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