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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Gee
14 years experience Retinal Surgery
Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO.org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a s ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 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
Dr. Bernard Godley
31 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Serious: A detached retina should be evaluated immediately by a retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Extremely: Usually this requires an urgent evaluation and treatment by a retina specialist, otherwise you risk rapid permanent loss of vision.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Dilated exam: A retinal tear of detachment requires dilation of the pupil and an extended retinal exam which can entail pushing on the eye slightly with a probe to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: New or worse eye floaters, flashing lights, loss of peripheral vision (like a veil or curtain) could indicate the presence of a retinal detachment. Th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Improvement: If you have a detachment, you will need laser or operative surgery to fix it. In most cases you can expect improvement in the condition and commonly ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: Retinal detachment is a condition that requires urgent surgical repair, especially if the central retina (macula) is not yet detached. The "quickest" ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not risky at all: But its laser for a retinal tear, not detachment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Not sure of the: Percentages. I think of retinal detachment more associated with myopia. But ask your phthalmologist. They have to a special exam to look carefully ... Read More

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