A 32-year-old female asked:
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can retinal detachment happen without flashes(retinal traction)?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Although the flashes usually, not always precede a retinal detachment. Not all flashing lights mean a retinal detachment!
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: New or worse floaters and/or flashing lights and/or loss of peripheral vision requires an urgent dilated retinal examination.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015

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Dr. Matthew Goren
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No: Not all traction leads to rd. It depends on many, many factors so i couldn't give you a percentage. Only less than 10% of pvds result in rd.
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Not at this time: This is no drug or treatment at this time. It must go through the natural process.
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New floaters : Can be a sign of retinal changes which sometimes preclude retinal detachments and should be evaluated. Flashing light mean the. Retina is being stimul ... Read More
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