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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on cause : The problem with answering this question, is knowing what the cause of the week retina is. Many causes may never affect your vision at all. Some of th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: New/worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil in one's vision) are symptoms. Rarely it can occur w ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Visual changes: When the retina tears (usually leading to retinal detachment) you will experience light flashes and streaks even with the eyes shut, large quantities ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Retinal tear: If the retinal tear is recent, you should take it easy until your eye doctor confirms that the laser treatment was adequate. After that, there is no ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monte A Del Monte
46 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Retinal traction: Most retinal rears are caused by traction on the retina by the vitreous gel, sometimes in association with weaknesses in the retina related to high ey ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Flashes and floaters: The warning signs for a retinal tear are flashes of light (like a streak of lightening) and a sudden increase in floaters. This needs to be checked a ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yep: We use laser, rarely cryo (freezing).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Fairly rare: Do you have symptoms suggestive of a retinal tear or detachment? If so, get a complete eye exam immediately to rule these out. Symptoms include a new ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
It Depends: Flashes and floaters are the most common symptoms of a retinal tear. A retinal tear, however, may be completely asymptomatic. We recommend to pa ... Read More

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