A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about retina detachment , can you help me?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Usually treatable: The photoactive retina sits on a nutritional tissue behind it. Detachment occurs when fluid gets between the two and the retina suffers from lack of sustenance. Causes include trauma, spontaneous holes and tears, and some congenital problems. If you have dozens of floaters, many light flashes and a dimming of vision, then gets yours eye seen by an ophthalmologist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me more about retina detachment?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Flashes floater veil: Vitreous separation ; traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters ; hazy vision. Laser helps to prevent the tear from progressing to a retinal detachment as fluid flows though untreated tears and the retina falls off the back of your eye-like wallpaper coming off a wall. This causes a veil in your side vision then central vision loss. It is painless.
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