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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could a retina detachment test make me blind ?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
No: The dilated eye exam is necessary to detect retinal detachments. It is uncomfortable due to bright lights needed for the doctor to exam the retina properly. The bright lights will temporally cause you to see funny colors.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could a retina detachment test make me blind ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: The testing of course, is designed to detect this problem with instruments that occasionally are uncomfortable due to the brightness of the light, but which will not in themselves change the vision let alone cause blindness.
Last updated May 9, 2014
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