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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can retinal detachment happen without flashes(retinal traction)?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Yes.: Although the flashes usually, not always precede a retinal detachment. Not all flashing lights mean a retinal detachment!
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: New or worse floaters and/or flashing lights and/or loss of peripheral vision requires an urgent dilated retinal examination.
Last updated Jan 31, 2015

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